A Review & Insight on “Goodbye Crackernight” by Justin Sheedy – Article by Neil Whitfield
I’ve just been delighted to find a recent review of Goodbye Crackernight by Neil Whitfield. He provides some nice insights into the era that my story explores (the 70s) in relation to his own childhood (40s & 50s). Though most resonant, I think, is his insight re our childhoods versus that of kids today…
“Goodbye Crackernight is a great read and great fun, though not without its moving moments and wry social comment.”
To read his full review, click HERE.
Hats off to Neil that, of the two sections of my story that he quoted, one was of a day in my young life from which I have never recovered: The day my dad painted our Valiant LIME GREEN! He even includes pics of Epping and Howard Place, (not only the suburban cul-de-sac setting for Goodbye Crackernight but the original site of the great Howard & Sons fireworks factory: Any fireworks display – from the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1932, New Year’s Eve or Royal Easter Show until the late 60s – THIS was where they came from.)
A warm thanks to Mr Whitfield.
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