Child Of A Bygone Era by Peter Hunt is a fascinating account of the author’s early life.
Born in 1940, Peter Hunt spent his early years in Britain before moving to Hong Kong after the war and then returning to Britain for boarding school.
The reader is treated to glimpses of the author’s life in these very different environments. We hear how he travelled on the Queen Mary as well as freight ships – very different modes of transport.
What particularly caught my attention was the mention of a newsagent called Stan Hawkins who was a Poole Pirates supporter. I have watched the Pirates race when I was on holiday. As a speedway supporter for over forty years, Peter Hunt’s mention of speedway and what it is, was a real treat for me.
Tales of boarding school, trips to London, and colonial Hong Kong – this book is a glimpse into a lost age. It was a class society recovering from World War II. I found the whole book mesmerizing and enthralling as I immersed myself into a bygone era. It was a fascinating read.
I received a free copy from the publishers. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.