article imageBritish Author Peter Jaggs has written many books about Thailand and Asia, many of which have reached bestselling status on Amazon in their respective categories, with several having reached Number One in the 'Thailand' and 'Far East' classifications, at times even outselling the famous Lonely Planet Guide books to the area. His latest release is somewhat different, as it takes a brutally honest and humorous look at the life of a young man growing up in 1970's England at a time that is widely regarded as the most politically incorrect and permissive decade England has ever experienced, when the country was going through one of the worst economic recessions in modern history.
'1970's Billericay Boy' takes the reader right back to the nitty-gritty of growing to early manhood in the UK during a very volatile period and transports the reader back to a time that could be violent and confusing as well as hilarious, and his tales include memories of trouble on the soccer terraces, corporal punishment at school, first love, and starting work in a variety of dead-end jobs. The book also includes several chapters that take a rather off-beat look at the media, entertainment and music industries in Britain at the time.
'1970's Billericay Boy' is written with great humour and is touching and even heart-warming at times but the potential reader should be warned that the book also contains a darker side, which occasionally borders on the politically incorrect - which is perhaps inevitable in such a work about life in the UK during the 1970's.
'1970's Billericay Boy' is available in both paperback and e-book form from Amazon and all other leading e-book distribution sites and despite perhaps delving a little too deeply into the darker aspects of a rather confused young man's life on occasions, is nevertheless a rattling good read, as well as being an important piece of social history in its own right.