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Always nice to get a positive review for one of my books and even better when it comes from another 'ex-pat' Burtonian!  Carol post...

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Great review from a Top 500 Amazon reviewer!

Delighted to have this fantastic review from Kath Middleton, an Amazon Top 500 reviewer, otherwise known as Ignite.

Ignite Books - Philip Whiteland

This is a series of reminiscences, linked together as though it’s a menu. This relates to the author’s mother’s expression, when asked what was for dinner, ‘A kick at the pantry door.’ The author is a classic raconteur and his observational wit makes these stories both accurate an amusing. We hear about his school days, about his paper-round and his first job. I remember many of the things he talks about and for those much younger, it’s a lesson in what life was like before all the technology we’re now used to.

Throughout the book, the stories come closer to the present day and we find the author and his wife in a notoriously slow restaurant and on a cruise ship holiday. The only beef for me was that there was a chapter of another book at the end, something I never read and find unnecessary. There are already links to the author’s other books and it always smacks of padding.

If you’re old enough (late 50s and 60s should see you nodding and smiling here) you’ll find a lot of memories rekindled. If you’re not, read this and have a laugh finding out how your parents lived! 



Sample the book now at A Kick at the Pantry Door