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The Pompey Hollow Book Club

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A Novel Series First Edition - Named - BOOK OF THE YEAR (Family & Fiction) 2012 - BOOKS & AUTHORS "Mark Twain meets the Greatest Generation!The Pompey Hollow Book Club is the best kind of novel: charming, but with teeth. The narration exudes an experienced innocence with characters at once empathic and courageous. One might be tempted to call its setting a bygone era had t ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published December 7th 2011 by Little York Books (first published January 1st 2011)
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Billy Buttons
Sep 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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TITLE: The Pompey Hollow Book Club
AUTHOR: Jerome Mark Antil
Star Rating: 4.5

‘The captivating story of a child growing up in the 1940s. Very funny and very unputdownable!’ The Wishing Shelf

For the last six days, I have been thoroughly immersed in The Pompey Hollow Book Club. Let me begin by saying that I very much enjoyed this tale of a boy growing up. Not only is the story packed full of twists and turns, but the setting – and the c
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Apr 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
This really, for me is the epitome of a book to read on a lazy vacation day. Its narrative is warm and funny without having the syrupy feeling of nostalgia that seems to infect quite a number of books in the same vein. Clearly autobiographical in nature, it provides readers a glimpse into the way the world existed in a bygone era, and allows them the opportunity to realize that maybe, just maybe, the important things such as experience, friendship, and love, don't change all that much.

I will adm
Nov 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
I just loved this book! It was not super-exciting or written with great eloquence. The author was telling tales of his childhood (exaggeration based on truth?). Antil wrote of "war children," or kids raised in the shadow of WWII. This was a time when kids dreamt of being heroes and looked for opportunities to play the "good guys." I would highly recommend this book to young dads. The father in this story played an amazing role in guiding the development of his son with a very light touch. He set ...more
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This was a truly great book. Each adventure in the book seemed to somehow be even better than the last. It was an adventure just to read it! Jerry, the main character, was the sweetest, most innocent, thoughtful young boy and his stories were absolutely heartwarming. I happen to know that everything that happened in the book is true which makes it even better. I can honestly say that in real life Jerry is as sweet as he is in the book; people that nice are rare these days so I feel honored to ha ...more
Don Chubb
Aug 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed the book. Was raised in the area and in fact knew/know Jerry from my childhood days. The read brought back many, many memories. Great read. //dc//
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