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The Ghostly Smell Of Rice Pudding

The Ghostly Smell Of Rice Pudding

Author: Keith Graham

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Autobiography, written and narrated by Keith Blease-Bourne. Humour and pathos. Growing up during the 1950's in England.
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During 1973 the three-day working week was introduced on January 2, due to power shortages caused by the miners strike. McDonald’s opened its first UK restaurant in London. And I got married. #
Yes, it's out of order. Once I can sort it out, I will
I wouldn’t like you to get carried away with some romantic notion that it was anything more than a plastic box. Wash away from your head any ideas of a mahogany cabin with brass portholes overlooking the English Channel with your clothes folded neatly by a steward. This was my first foreign trip!
During the mid 90’s I was a freelance producer/presenter with the BBC. It was more of a hobby than a job. I had taken the advice of more or less everyone when they told me “don’t give up the day-time job”. It wasn’t that I was bad at it you understand; in fact I was quite good. See what you think.
Graham Bourne had the dual profession of butcher and master builder, he preferred building. He was described, by my soon to be mother-in-law Grace Mellor, after his death, as a gentleman and a gentle man. He was a 40-a-day Park Drive man... that was his downfall.
It was like witnessing the fall of Sodom! It was the mid seventies and fashion had gone mad - long strings of buttons on jacket cuffs, massive lapels and even bigger shirt collars. White trousers, white suits, even white platform shoes – yes I wore them - medallion man was alive and well and ready to kick ass. Men wore suits and women wore long dresses – god we thought we looked the mutt’s nuts… and of course we did – at the time! Oh, and let’s not forget the wonderful cheesecloth shirts! I was about to enter that bastion of “Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll” in the form of the business known as show.
During 1973 the three-day working week was introduced on January 2, due to power shortages caused by the miners strike. McDonald’s opened its first UK restaurant in London. And I got married.
It was a smoky old place, evident from the still blackened sandstone buildings that stand proud in its centre. Black because of the filth and grime that once filled the air, courtesy of our staple industry – ceramics. I must admit, I don’t recall the air being smoky, or indeed filthy at the time I was born. There again I can’t remember much at all of that chilly September morning in 1952, in fact until I started to research this, I didn’t even know it was chilly!
Comments (14)

Keith Graham

It's NOT Out of Order, ignore the description!

Feb 13th
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Keith Graham

There are two Chapter 3's. The lower one is the politically correct version as agreed by both parties to be a reasonable explanation of the truth. THE TOP CHAPTER THREE IS THE TRUTH WHETHER SHE LIKES IT OR NOT!

Nov 10th
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Keith Graham

Chapter 7 is up and running. A little different than the others... more of a radio style show with musical punctuation and the like. Have a listen and let me know if you like it.

Jan 8th
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Keith Graham

Chapter Six, a little different, hope you find it amusing!

Nov 13th
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Keith Graham

Chapter Five - probably the most difficult chapter to write and, especially, to narrate!

Nov 7th
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Keith Graham

Chapter three - Finally Facing My Waterloo - NOW AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD

Oct 7th
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Keith Graham

Chapter three - Finally Facing My Waterloo here on Saturday... HERE NOW!

Oct 3rd
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Carson Cummings

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Oct 1st
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Carson Cummings

t it turns yyy discuss yyy time y 303 henderson dr jacksonville nc tux d787d7dbccv c vv c Bucharest fuchsia ggg v cgccgygcccgc fu!!!dddddd ddďchsia ccc duct ccc cucumber bgdust fdfdffd fdfRdd!dffd ddddddTRD d

Oct 1st
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Keith Graham

Chapter 2 is here!

Oct 1st
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Keith Graham

Chapter 2 coming soon!

Sep 19th
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