Author(s): Andrew Davies
Ah, the past. A time when children could roll in the street, when boys were allowed to play cowboys and indians, and when school dinners were made from some of the hardest substances known to man. When I Was a Lad ...School Days straps on its rose-tinted (National Health) spectacles once more and ventures back into the simpler childhoods of the 40s, 50s and 60s, a time when a 4X4A" was a piece of wood, when dinner ladies all looked like Les Dawson and when school teachers were feared. Building on the success of the original book, WIWAL School Days mines the rich vein of nostalgia created by archive photos of children at school. This time round, there are less images of children in peril and more of them indulging in the exotic pastimes of the day, such as stamp collecting, scrumping and mending their pedal car.
About the author:
Andrew Davies has written and contributed to a variety of comedy books including 101 Sports Not to Play, 101 Places Not to Visit, the Grumpy Driver's Handbook and the Ugly Book.