Mother and Me: A Cold War Boyhood

13 April 2016

Leicestershire-based writer Roy Kershaw has written a fascinating memoir about his childhood in Yorkshire in the 40s and 50s as the son of a communist Weavers’ Union leader and a radical mother.

As well his political upbringing, the book describes the huge social, cultural and moral changes of the time.  Teenagers were breaking free from previous generations in fashion, leisure pursuits, music and sexual mores. Roy’s mother resisted these changes, clinging to impossibly high social and cultural norms which led to clashes with a son eager to test the fruits of a more permissive society.

‘Mother and Me: A Cold War Boyhood’ by Roy Kerhsaw is priced £9.99 and available from Amazon. ISBN: 9781517347536.