Black Jacks, Fruit Salads, Cricket Stumps on the Wall
A 1950s Moment in Time

By Brian Wilson
December 2011
Book Guild
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN: 9781846246562
80 pages, Illustrated
$27.95 Hardcover

Do you remember sucking aniseed balls until your tongue was red? Pretending to be Hitler with a tin hat on your head? Going to Saturday morning pictures with cap guns, lead soldiers and The Beano in your pocket? Playing cricket with stumps chalked onto a wall? Trying your first cigarette on the walk home from school?

Brian Wilson recalls these and many other magical moments from his 1950s London childhood and brings the era vividly back to life with his funny, ecovative verse and stunning photographic recreations of the time. And, if you're too young to remember, here you can catch a glipmse of what the 1950s were really like.



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