Troubador Memoirs... From a Council Estate

Released: 28/06/2020

ISBN: 9781838593735

eISBN: 9781838595784

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Memoirs... From a Council Estate


Born in Huddersfield in 1961 to parents Frederick and Jean, Graham Buckley grew up living on a council estate. Now, he looks back on his youth in Memoirs… From a Council Estate, a hilarious collection of the ridiculous japes and outrageous situations Graham encountered.

With tales of dangerous games that would make parents wince, playing pranks on his pals and schoolyard scuffles, Graham fondly remembers his childhood and his side-splitting misadventures. Readers follow his story as he enters adolescence and adulthood, with the world of work and marriage providing equally humorous encounters.

With characters ranging from the funny to the unbelievable, Memoirs… From a Council Estate is a laugh-out-loud trip down memory lane.

Excellent read, full of funny moments and observations. I can thoroughly recommend and it is also a piece of social history recording growing up in Huddersfield

by Marc Sleigh

It is definitely a laugh a minute.
Great book , funny and can be read by anyone from anywhere , any age . A real trip down memory lane . Excellent read

by Chris

Couldn’t put the book down .. growing up for me wasn’t as exciting .
Interesting and funny !! Wonder what they are all doing now ?

by Winnie

I’ve just finished this book, and what a treat it has been to read!
Buckley creates a picture of the not so distant past, full of humour, without getting over nostalgic and bogged down in ‘the good old days’ sentimentality.
A promise of laugh out loud moments is guaranteed, along with one touching moment where the author, with the benefit of hindsight, apologises for things done, he is now not so proud of.
Memoirs... is one of those rare gems of a book that will stay with you for some time.

by Peter Berry

Well done Graham! This book made us laugh out loud many times and was just the tonic we needed during these strange times. Have to say you’ve done amazingly well to survive some of the incidents you describe. Look forward to the next one!

by Ali Moxon-Smith

Lovely visit down memory lane even if you were not there. Stories to make you laught, smile or cringe at what the outcome could have been. A good read.

by Paul.

I read this book from cover to cover in 4 hours and laughed all the way through as I think anyone who grew up in that era would.
After all who didn't make an underground den. I believe that coming from the area and knowing a large amount of the characters in the book enhances the read but anyone would find the stories entertaining.
Loved the book great read.

by Robert Wareham

Excellent read, from start to finish, real belly laughs all the way, great people come from all walks of life, it shows no matter your background

by Mick Slavin

When reading this book it brought back a lot of my childhood growing up myself on a large council estate and brought back dormant memories that put a smile to my face this book is a fantastic read and hope there is a book no2 in my opinion this is 5 star well done graham

by Mark

A book full of short sharp memories, and a reminder of what growing up was like for some of us, of a similar age.
Once I started, I didn't put it down and read it in one go . . . . and there's no pictures.

by Martin

Graham’s funny trip down memory lane sparked my own memories of a time from the 70’s to today. Graham’s own stories of a time of innocent pranks constrained by no rules of health and safety take you back to a different era when you made your own games without the reliance of a computer. It highlights the human bonds created by those pranks and the memories that people create together. A feel good fun read.

by Richard Spychalski

Wow. What a book. I know some of the characters in this book, never realised Graham had such a colourful childhood. Highly recommend. Brilliant LOL moments throughout the book. Can't wait for the next one GB!

by Richard Holmes

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