The Two Pound Tram
"Our dream, our obsession, was to own a tram. This all started with an advertisement which showed a picture of a London tram with the words: 'Trams surplus to the requirements of the London Omnibus and Tramcar company for sale at their depot at Acton, London for £2 each.' I doubt if there was a day afterwards when the tram did not enter our conversation..."
The year was 193...more
It is a heart warming, yet somewhat sad and disturbing, tale set in the 1930s about the friendship and adventures of two brothers, who, neglected and ignored by their parents, decide to run away and buy a tram.
This book was a really refreshing light read, it is very diferant to the genre i usally go for, however I found I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.
This story follows the life of 2 brothers, Wilfred and Duncan and their journey from running away from home to buying a tram (for 2 pounds).
This story is set in England so i found it very relatable and is placed just before WW1. It was amazing how much went on in just 200 pages, so much so that you feel as though you have truly gone t ...more
After a brush with the law in Canterbury (where they pick up a young part-Romany girl who decides to travel with them), they end up in Worthing on the south coast where they get involved with the War effort, ...more
This book has no plot whatsoever. And the author seems incapable of making his characters develop or grow up - even when the two characters are about 18, they s ...more
The story sets way back during the Second World War and in London. I do know something about the said event; however, as I have been living on the other side of the continent, I asked myself a thousand times (exaggerated), what the hell is a tram? What is a two-pound tram? Then I realized, it wasn't about the pound, the weight I thought it was. It was about the curre ...more
"Dr Kenneth Newton, who has died aged 82, was a Harley Street doctor who treated British and foreign royalty, the aristocracy and celebrities such as Audrey Hepburn, Deborah Kerr and Dame Margot Fonteyn."