Clever Girl: A Sentimental Education
Brian Thompson's memoirs of growing up in the 50s, abridged by Doreen Estall and read by David Troughton.The journey to manhood starts with a waltz and an invitation to tea.
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Brian tackles National Service training.
One night, the reluctant recruit writes to Trinity College, Cambridge, to ask for a place to read English.
Brian braves National Service in the King's African Rifles, fighting a colonial war in Kenya with the dubious assistance of one Idi Amin.
Brian returns from National Service in Kenya to attempt scholarship in Cambridge and romance in Waltham Cross.
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Brian comes down from Cambridge and marries his sensible girlfriend.