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Monday, 11 August 2014


This is an autobiographical memoir about growing up in Yorkshire in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and later. It is not always about Yorkshire, nor is it entirely based on memories, but most of it is. You might recognise locations but I have changed the names and details of any individuals mentioned in order to protect identities.

You begin blogging convinced that you’re going to be the next Alan Bennett, but soon realise you’re no better than Tony. That being said, I like to think I’ve learned something during the three and a half years and one hundred or so posts since starting out. I have definitely gained greater respect for the professionals who do this kind of thing so well, not just Alan Bennett but others mentioned from time to time, such as Ian Jack, Helen Garner, Gervaise Phinn and Bill Bryson.

With these things in mind I will now be revisiting and revising posts, beginning here.

Initially posted August, 2014. Revised January, 2018.

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