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Penny Lane is in My Ears and in My Eyes

by Stan Williams
£13.99   paperback  Vanguard Press (2008)

Penny Lane is in My Ears and in My Eyes by Stan Williams Picture yourself back in Penny Lane before the Phil and Profumo, in an era of unrivalled freedom and opportunity for Stan Williams and his Dovedale Road schoolmates, Peter Sissons, George Harrison and John Lennon.
 
This is the Penny Lane where would-be Teddy Boy John Lennon makes his intimidating presence felt on the neighbourhood landscape, as his Blackjacks skiffle group competes in a talent contest with Stan's Satellites and there really is a pretty nurse, selling her poppies from a tray.
 
Written with a vivid recall of events and employing the native sense of humour which fights back at life's injustices, the author paints a warm and colourful picture of a society fast-fading from memory, when neighbours meant more than a tea-time soap opera.
 
These memoirs of a remarkable post-war Liverpool childhood blend a wealth of social history with the saga of family life for a small boy caught in a conflict of loyalty between an errant father and his heroic guardian uncle.
 
It is a heart-warming, reassuring story of one man's love and protection keeping a family together in times of trouble and rescuing a precious childhood.

ISBN 13: 9781843864028 | ISBN 10: 1843864029