An entertaining and, we think, definitive anthology of extracts from autobiographies, biographies, novels, short stories and poems about the Scottish experience of childhood. It begins with accounts of childbirth and infancy and moves on to play and exploration, schooldays, adolescent crises and relationships with parents. The resulting narrative is nothing less than a brightly coloured tapestry of life in Scotland over the past few centuries.
Robbie Kydd was born in Aberdeenshire and worked for many years in social work. He is the author of two novels, Auld Zimmery and A Quiet Stranger. Nora Kydd was born in Trinidad, and has been involved with children's welfare for most of her working life. The Kydds have a family of three.
Reviews scheduled for Scotsman, Scots Magazine, Good Book Guide, Observer, Times; UK radio and magazine competitions planned for November with giveaways; Schools tour