by S C Hamill HumorTeen & Young AdultBiographies & MemoirsHistory
Five stars:Full of gritty and witty northern patter, thoroughly enjoyed the book.
Five stars:This is a shoot from the hip story about a week in the life of an eighties teenager, thoroughly enjoyed the read.
Five Stars:Fantastic book, a must read 10/10.
Five stars:Good read, worth a look.
'Inge' is a barrow boy at Wigan fruit and veg market.
He's pushed that barrow until his feet are sore, and he can push no more.
Pushed everyone and everything else in his life, in more ways than one too...?
But hey ho..what the hell ! He's young and enjoying life, so why not.
Not a morning person at all.
Despises dragging himself out of his pit before the milkman and the larks..!
Didn't realize this work and life stuff was going to be so hard you see...
Capriciously walking his tightrope to desperately balance work and his never-ending crazy social life is hard going.
Even for the best of them in the 1980’s.
It would be so much easier being a famous new romantic pop star instead...?
After all, he can knock out one or two chords on a keyboard and even hold a tune.
Maybe that's worth a try...? After all... everybody's doing that in the 1980's.... aren't they...?
But even so, until he gets there, he's decided this 'life' stuff's quite good fun.
Maybe if he just knuckles down and grabs the bull by the horns he might just break through all the barriers forever holding him back.
But there's so many of them:
Where’s this notorious bull anyway....?
It would help if he could keep out of the bloody local pub and the nightclubs long enough to focus on something....?
The fruit market customers don't help his cause either. Or the Good and Evil Tempters perched invisibly on his shoulders
and squatting inside his head.
In fact, there's so many things stopping him reaching his full potential.
Not least himself...!
Oh, he’s on a very interesting journey alright...
Fun and fear, and love and beer...
Joy and pain and sunshine and rain.
Maybe learning what to do with life just takes a little time...!
The Market Lads and Me, is fond recollections and happy memories of a week in my life in the early 80’s
when I worked at Wigan wholesale fruit & vegetable market.
The writing is based on real people, real lives and real events....
With a little Tomfoolery......
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