This book is about a young boy’s experiences during the Second World War.  A Far Cry from a White Apron – The story of a Brighton Bevin Boy is is a fascinating biography, co-authored by the protagonist, and describes with poignancy, stories of lost youth and a harsh life spent during a turbulent historical period.

The content is frank and occasionally disturbing and harrowing, even more so because Leslie Wilson was only eighteen years old when he made the harsh transition from working as a shop assistant to working in a Welsh coal mine.