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Book Club – meeting at Joyce’s
13th March 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Co-op’s Got Bananas by Hunter Davies
Despite the struggle to make ends meet during the tough years of warfare in the 1940s and rationing persisting until the early 1950s, life could still be sweet. Especially if you were a young boy, playing football with your pals, saving up to go to the movies at the weekend, and being captivated by the latest escapade of Dick Barton on the radio. Chocolate might be scarce, and bananas would be a pipe dream, but you could still have fun.
A poignant and very personal childhood memoir of growing up in Cumbria during the Second World War and into the 1950s, from columnist Hunter Davies. His memories of a hard life laced with glorious moments of colour and emotion will certainly strike a vein with his generation.