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  Joseph Kerr 11:17 20 May 2014

I asked this yesterday on another forum. Someone started a sort of "not so much off topic as no topic" thread so I thought "what the heck".

I lent the book out years ago, and there's no chance I'll see that copy again. The things I can remember about it would make you think it would be easy to find, but Google does not seem to be my friend in this instance.

It was written in the late 90s (possibly early noughties) by a European teenage boy who has, I think, cerebral palsy. It's a sort of memoir of his time in school, so I think it is non-fiction.

I'm having a think about who I could email for advice, but in the meantime, thought I'd try my luck here; any thoughts gratefully received.

  Joseph Kerr 11:51 20 May 2014

Thankyou both for the interest, and thankyou for going to the trouble, fourm member.

I have emailed my nearest Waterstones. I was going to email a few others, but thought, well, they may get their teeth into it and ask other stores themselves. I almost certainly bought it at a Waterstones - Cheltenham, I think, but I've moved away from the area.

  Joseph Kerr 11:58 20 May 2014

Jock1e, could it have been set during WWII? Wine Alley Days, by any chance? I think that is more recent, than the 50s, but I wonder if it's just that it was republished, perhaps?

  Joseph Kerr 12:09 20 May 2014

Yes I've looked there and did a search by publication date. None of them seemed right.

I've just discovered this forum - click here

I'm just trying to bone up on how to post without winding anyone up.

  Joseph Kerr 12:41 20 May 2014

Oh dear, it seems I have probably aged you enormously. I though you meant you read it in the 40s or 50s. I missed the crucial word - "set".

  lotvic 17:51 20 May 2014

Could it be: White on Black By Ruben Gallego? (A Russian boy with CP)

  Joseph Kerr 18:13 20 May 2014

That's not it, but thanks - it seems worth a look.

  Joseph Kerr 10:04 21 May 2014

That's not it, but thanks for trying.

The author was 16-20 (I think he was 16) at the time the book was published.

  lotvic 13:05 21 May 2014

What else can you remember about the book? some incidence in the contents?

  Joseph Kerr 15:41 21 May 2014

I can't think of anything else right now. Every time I think of something, I realize it's probably from Catcher In The Rye.

  Joseph Kerr 10:53 22 May 2014

It's not that one, but thanks for trying.

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