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Working-class life in a Nottinghamshire town c. 1948. An amusing series of episodes - told by the 'little madam', youngest of six, in a chatty style - deals with brother/sister nuisance, minor accidents, troubles at Sunday School and dancing class, the seaside outing, etc. Promotion should be easy - just read a trailer. (Try the appealingly vulgar chapter five. This should overcome any problems arising from Lions' poor cover.) Other extracts could be useful for instigating talk about domestic adventures. Pity we can't have something like this with a convincing modern setting. Read Daredevils or Scaredycats yet? (Chris Powling, Abelard.) (If you haven't, do. Roll on the paperback. Ed)