Skeem Life: Growing Up in the Seventies (Paperback)Gary Robertson (author)
Paperback 224 Pages
The 1970s had so much more to offer than just bell-bottom trousers and disco music. Gary Robertson takes us on a journey through the whole decade where he spent his early life growing up in the Whitfield and Fintry housing schemes in Dundee. It was a life without the restricting shackles of 'political correctness' where youngsters roamed with carefree abandon and sometimes got up to no good in the process. Diverse subjects such as berry-picking, skale days, Christmas in a multi-storey, drunken New Year pehrties, youth gangs, catching bees and bird-nesting are all covered in Gary Robertson's own unique and humorous style. It's a colourful account with intermittent bursts of local dialect to give a flavour of the larger than life characters from the streets where he lived and still lives.
Publisher: Black and White Publishing
Number of pages: 224
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 16 mm
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