Rise and Shine, Little Man : Memories of a Seaside Childhood
Author: Hogarth, David Published 15/02/2024 | Paperback / softback
129 x 198 x 17 | 188g
This is the story of a young boy growing up in the seaside town of Blackpool. He is the youngest member of a typical loving family of four. The era is the nineteen sixties and despite having a very close bond with his mother, David has quite a job coming to terms with everything else. This includes School, God, Santa Claus and pretty much all other categories in-between.
Later in life when he loses his Mum to dementia aged 81, things begin to take a downwards turn. The loss has affected him much more than he had ever expected. He loses interest in most things, until suddenly a number of unusual events begin to mysteriously point him back in the direction of all the things he loved – music, art and humour, to name but a few. Is someone somewhere trying to tell him something, and if so, who? As events begin to unfold and the universe starts to make a lot more sense, David realises that maybe he is finally moving towards happiness and his true life’s purpose. Something that his mum and dad would have surely approved of. More reading and writing, and having a lot more faith.