Reviewed by Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe 23-3-2015

The books that absorb their readers most deeply are books that strike powerful chords of memory and recognition. When David talks about his childhood in the 1960s, his honesty and realism take every reader back to his or her own childhood. As well as being humorous, highly entertaining and very readable, there are important psychological depths in this book. It asks important questions about our childhood attitudes and experiences: the things we thought as children; the things we did as children -- and the consequences of what we thought and did – the ways that childhood experiences shaped and developed our adult lives. One of the most valuable things in this very worthwhile book is the way it links our childhood to our later responsibilities as parents. We recommend it very strongly.