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  • Published: 22 October 2014
  • ISBN: 9780241965665
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $19.99
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The Bucket

Memories of an Inattentive Childhood




One of Britain's best-loved children's authors tells the enthralling story of his adoption and childhood in the Black Country

Allan Ahlberg sets out to recover the early years of an enchanted childhood lived out in the Black Country in the 1940s. He writes of his first days at school ('Allan is most inattentive and dreamy at times' - school report, 1946), and the memorable circumstances of his own four parents: 'Two mothers, two fathers and me like a parcel or a baton (or a hot potato!) passed between them. ' Most memorably he describes the day he was told by a girl in the street that his mother was not in fact his biological mother. He instantly believed her.

  • Published: 22 October 2014
  • ISBN: 9780241965665
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $19.99
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About the author

Allan Ahlberg

Allan Ahlberg, a former teacher, postman, plumber's mate and grave digger, is in the super-league of children's writers. He has published over 100 children's books and, with his late wife Janet, created such award winning picture books as Each Pear Plum and The Jolly Postman - both winners of the Kate Greenaway Medal. He has also written prize-winning poetry and fiction and lives in Sussex.

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