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Fifties Franny ... and Friends - Book 1: Franny the Dogfather Weaver Sheridan

Fifties Franny ... and Friends - Book 1: Franny the Dogfather

Weaver Sheridan

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IT is 1956 BC (Before Computers) in Bridgewater Street, Riverhead. It is a world where the cramped council houses have no carpets, no baths, no inside toilets, no hot water or central heating and no one has much money. Where coal, bread and milk areMoreIT is 1956 BC (Before Computers) in Bridgewater Street, Riverhead. It is a world where the cramped council houses have no carpets, no baths, no inside toilets, no hot water or central heating and no one has much money. Where coal, bread and milk are delivered by horse and cart. Where everyone travels on foot or by bus and where a car passing down the cobbled, gaslit street is a big event. As for holidays and televisions, the kids of Riverhead have heard of them, but never experienced them.Yet every day brings excitement for Franny Mills and his pals. Their playgrounds are the pavements, alleyways, bomb sites, railway sidings and docks of the bustling shipyard town.As they run through the streets with Jack the sweet-eating dog, they must dodge Bokker the bully and live in fear of the terrifying Granny Grunt and the spooky Tommy Toenails. But they have their own strict code of honour – you must never, ever clat (tell) on someone. And if you have sweets and someone says ‘yacks!’ you have to share them. Even if they’re delicious Fruit Salads.Computers, mobile phones, iPods and games consoles are far in the future. But the kids of Riverhead know that every evening when they meet their friends to play out, there will be an adventure before bedtime.Fifties Franny is a magical evocation of a totally vanished era when childhood was more innocent, more rough and ready, but definitely more fun.In this first book of the series, Franny and his pals learn to appreciate all creatures great and small. But Bokker is, as usual, being beastly. And unless the kids can raise the enormous sum of £3, they’ll lose a four-legged friend …