The book focuses on the transition to a new decade and David’s adjustment from a schoolboy to a teenager, in times of significant change from austerity of the post-war period to the cultural shifts in the 1960s.
The alumnus uses humour to narrate the details of his early years as a primary school student and the hardship of his teenage years. His book is written in a series of anecdotal snapshots leading up to his twenties:
“As he negotiates the transition from short trousers to long, his interests are also changing from football and music to music, football and girls (“but not necessarily in that order”)”.
David is a retired lecturer who has written and edited many books and best-selling textbooks. His recent publications include A Rural Revolution: The History of a Staffordshire Village and The Flying Erk: The WW2 Love Letters and Diaries of a Stafford Airman.
Many of David’s books are centred around history and social sciences, his previous subject of study at Loughborough. The Slate Days and Bottled Pyramids differs from the alumnus’ previous publications as it focuses on his real-life experiences.
“These tales will appeal to those old enough to remember the times and to anyone interested in the everyday life and conditions of that influential era”.
Find out more about The Slate Days and Bottled Pyramids online.