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Littlejohn's Lost World by Richard Littlejohn
  

Littlejohn's Lost World

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Born in the early 1950’s, Richard Littlejohn, experienced childhood without computers and wall-to-wall TV and had the freedom to roam in town or country. Now, when parents would be prosecuted for allowing their children this degree of liberty he asks how have we come to this? Littlejohn’s Lost World is a look back to his own childhood and times, the changes, the differences in culture, experience and social icons, better or worse it was a very different world.

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Littlejohn's Lost World by Richard Littlejohn

Littlejohn's large-hearted nostalgia and aggression tempered with humour, remain a necessary tonic. (The Times). Born when wartime rationing was still in force and children ran free and wild, the world in which Richard Littlejohn grew up feels like it could be another country, let alone another century. In Littlejohn's Lost World, he goes in search of his old childhood haunts - and instead finds an England changed beyond recognition. From the covered market that is now a 30-storey Dubai-style tower block to his old primary school, where today twelve different languages are spoken. From Muffin the Mule to Jimi Hendrix at the Isle of Wight Festival, Littlejohn takes us on a funny and poignant journey to a time and a place we will never see again. His is the story of millions of others. If you, like him, feel that world has vanished forever, then you will find it vividly recreated in this captivating memoir. (Daily Mail).

Reviews

'His is the story of millions of others. If you, like him, feel that world has vanished forever, then you will find it vividly recreated in this captivating memoir.' Daily Mail

'Littlejohn has a sharp, anarchic intelligence, underpinned with an aching nostalgia. His eloquent rage, large-hearted nostalgia, and aggression tempered with humour, remain a necessary tonic.' The Times

About the Author

Richard Littlejohn is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster, and author of two best-selling books. He has written for London's Evening Standard and Punch and is still a contributor to the Spectator. His twice-weekly columns in the Daily Mail and the Sun earned him a place in the inaugural Newspaper Hall of Fame as one of the most influential journalists of the past 40 years. He has been Fleet Street's Columnist of the Year and was named Irritant of the Year by the BBC's What The Papers Say awards for his unrivalled ability to get up the noses of the Establishment. His extensive radio and television work has brought him both a Sony award and a Silver Rose of Montreux. Littlejohn's satirical novel To Hell In A Handcart was released in 2001. His highly acclaimed non-fiction book You Couldn't Make It Up (1995) skewered John Major's Conservative government - much the same as Littlejohn's Britain (2007) did for the Blair years, and Littlejohn's House of Fun (2010) for thirteen years of Labour government.

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Book Info

Publication date

9th April 2015

Author

Richard Littlejohn

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Author's Website

richardlittlejohn.net/

Publisher

Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone

Format

Paperback
416 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
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ISBN

9780099569282

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