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An English Baby Boomer: My Life and Times

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Who is Neil G. M. Hall?

“The most unexpected journey can be right on your doorstep. Witty and deftly constructed, I much admire this true story of an adventurous and enterprising life” – Sir Ranulph Fiennes

With a life that epitomises the social history of Britain of the second half of the twentieth century – with all of its booms and busts – Neil Hall is an ‘everyman’ for t
Paperback, 542 pages
Published March 27th 2014 by Muncaster Press (first published March 10th 2014)
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Jun 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
An interesting and informative book.
Jun 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A path through a fog. December 2014.
If you are aware that England has changed but are not clear on details this will provide a path through the fog. From a start that can be referenced in other books - I refer to English public schools of a certain era: eg Robert Graves, Goodbye To All That; Evelyn Waugh, A Little Learning - it opens into steep and adventurous terrain. Great courage and gumption is shown.
After 'Peacocks', there are other adventures: a TOPS course in Doncaster and a ghost. A driv
Apr 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Even more amusing second time through
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Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Neil Hall dedicates this intriguing autobiographical history with the line: "To those from whom I have learned and continued to learn." Then, much later, on the final page of the story, p.521 of this chock-full autobiographical account, "Are we capable of learning more at our age?".
The author was born into privilege, but in that transformative era, the Baby Boomer Generation, it was Neil's destiny, in his own words, to be born.... "Saturday's Child. Saturdays child must work hard for its living.
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