Billy Brown, I'll Tell Your Mother

  • by Bill Brown
  • Narrated by Bill Brown
  • 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

By the time he was 10 years old, Billy Brown was running a successful little business on the black market and, for the right price, he would deliver it direct to your door in an old carriage pram.
This is the highly entertaining and eye-opening memoir of a young boy growing up in 1950s post-war London. With energy and insight, Billy Brown paints a vivid and lively picture of Britain emerging from the ruins of the war, the hunger for opportunity, the growing pace of modernisation, and the pride and optimism that held communities together. Londoners were intent on getting themselves back on their feet, and it provided the perfect opportunity for a boy with ambition and a lively imagination.
Born in Brixton, south London, in 1942, Billy Brown was a loveable scamp with a nose for mischief. Left to his own devices whilst both his parents went out to work, if there was trouble to be had, Billy would be in the thick of it. Ignoring the shaking of fists from his neighbours, his mother's scoldings, and the regular thwack of the cane on his bottom at school, Billy wheeled and dealed, charmed Woolies Girls, planned coronation celebrations, ran circles around circus performers, and persuaded villains to work on his terms.

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Most Helpful

Definitely one to revisit many times over.

Engaging, witty, poignant, and entertaining; read by the original author who brings such a quality of warmth and mischief that one lives through the adventures with him.
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- Amazon Customer

Oh billy brown.

I loved Billy's Brown. The story was read well. I enjoyed the innocent of childhood but the craftiness of the time in post war.
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- mrs j jones

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-03-2011
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited