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The author writes...
During the dark days of the covid virus-induced lockdowns of 2020, like many fellow prisoners, I thought it might be a good idea to busy myself at home ... we noticed that certain sketches seemed to sit well alongside certain poems. The idea of a book was born. Colin Gates
The Parish Pump was traditionally the place where gossip and tales were exchanged between villagers. The old Parish Pump is now redundant but this book revives some of the gossip and anecdotes that were related at this ancient meeting place.
Alfred James takes us on an amusing and nostalgic journey along the highways and byways of that part of Oxfordshire that was formerly part of north Berkshire.
In his sequel to Hanney, Alfred James relives his experiences as an unsuspecting National Serviceman in two troublespots of the early 1950s - Egypt and Cyprus.
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