Half Days And Patched Pants: Max Colwell
Set in the South Australian suburb of Bowden, this is the story of three school boys’ daily adventures and growing pains through the tough days of the depression. There’s Mike, the most down to earth; Siddy, the boss and a bit of a bully; and Fred – physically abused by his father. There’s other characters too – like Mike’s grandfather, a grumpy old man who knows everything and is generally ridiculous. And the doctor – who actually made house calls and charged half a crown for it. They have their adventures – rambling into abandoned houses and factories, turning up in time for tea, stirring it up with the coppers, inventing games and living a life that modern children are not permitted. A real glimpse into another era.
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