This Boy
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Read between January 07 - January 26, 2019
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His smile is slight, betraying a determination not to show his teeth.
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England was not yet godless enough to allow shops to open or entertainment to take place on a Sunday.
Phil Ruse
Ha!
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STEVE LEFT LILY for Elsie when the truth emerged about his Sunday visits. Unfortunately, he came back.
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If you got through enough fags to trigger emphysema you could acquire a bedside lamp with the coupons.
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She laid down few rules but we knew what was expected of us: to be polite and courteous and to help those less fortunate than ourselves.
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I can still remember her tender words of comfort: ‘You fucking little idiot, why don’t you learn to ride that fucking bike?’
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She wept for the wasted years,
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It had a metal clasp and a string aerial that led me into the Promised Land of Radio Luxembourg,
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I can see with hindsight that Lily was worried about me reaching puberty without knowing the things a father was meant to pass on to his son.
Phil Ruse
Really?
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He was once seen hitting a boy over the head with a rolled-up newspaper yelling: ‘Christ is love, you little bastard!’
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For a start, he wanted to be a tough street kid. It was becoming fashionable to be working class.
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She did what any girl in her right mind would do and turned down the drummer.
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he was someone who knew a great deal but carried his wisdom lightly;
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we had our moments, and we had so much fun failing that it didn’t matter.