Littlejohn's Lost World by Richard LittlejohnLittlejohn's Lost World by Richard Littlejohn

Littlejohn's Lost World

byRichard Littlejohn

Paperback | May 19, 2015

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One of Britain's most successful, controversial columnists looks back on his childhood and how we got from there to here.
     Richard Littlejohn was born in Ilford, Essex in 1954. It wasn't just another century, it was another country. Wartime rationing was still in force. Children who grew up in the fifties and sixties ran free and wild. They were always outdoors and played in cornfields, on building sites and in air raid shelters. There was no suffocating elf'n'safety culture, no computer games and no-one suffered from now-fashionable food allergies. Instead of the internet, there were libraries. Instead of 24-hour satellite television, there was the anarchic free-for-all of Saturday morning pictures and the Under The Bedclothes Club on Radio Luxembourg.
     Richard revisits childhood haunts, encountering an England changed beyond recognition -- from the covered market which is now a 30-storey Dubai-style tower block to his old primary school, where pupils now speak 20 different languages as their mother tongue. From Muffin the Mule to Jimi Hendrix at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970, this book is part memoir, part social documentary. Poignant, warm and funny, it really is a journey to a Lost World.
RICHARD LITTLEJOHN is an award-winning Daily Mail columnist and broadcaster, and Number One best-selling author. In 2012, he was given the prestigious Edgar Wallace Prize for fine writing by the London Press Club. He was voted one of the most influential journalists of the past 40 years by Press Gazette, has been Fleet Street's Columni...
Title:Littlejohn's Lost WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.78 × 5.09 × 1 inPublished:May 19, 2015Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0099569280

ISBN - 13:9780099569282


Editorial Reviews

• "His is the story of millions of others. If you, like him, feel that world has vanished forever, then you will find it vividly recreated in this captivating memoir." --Daily Mail