Sid Manville reminisces about his Brighton boyhood between the wars. This first-person account of growing up in Bear Road, which was effectively his playground, describes scenes where he and his friends rolled their hoops and played with their spinning tops. Sid’s interesting life story will appeal to his family, his contemporaries and the wider audience.
His autobiography tells of many happy childhood memories, vividly recalling people and events of earlier days. In returning to the scenes of his childhood, we gain insight into a child’s world viewed with the benefit of hindsight and seen through the lens of an adult perspective.
Sid wrote a follow-up to this book, Our Small Corner.