Tim Evans

5.0 out of 5 stars
A time of grace, 17 July 2009

I have to declare a connection. I worked with the author in Mexico. Nevertheless this is a fine book. If you are over fifty you will share similar feelings to the writer: school mishaps, playing down the park, lying to mum and the feelings of endless summer. 

   Comer touches upon it all. It made me stop and recall similar moments in my own childhood. It is a homage to that but also to his mother. Her grace and care shine through. 

   Now kids have mobile phones, safety orders, SATs and shopping malls to play in. This book reminds us that there was a time for something else. A time of innocence. 

   It is a poignant read and all the better for that.

Tim Evans, posted on the amazon.co.uk website

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