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Description - When Me Was a Boy by Charles Hyatt

What was it like to be a small boy growing up in Kingston, Jamaica in the 1930s? "When Me Was a Boy" tells exactly what it was like. Charles Hyatt remembers his boyhood in vivid detail, and in his own inimitable voice talked about it in his radio programme "When Me Was a Boy". In this selection from those pieces, Hyatt brings his school days to life: the tramcar and horse-and-buggy days when cars were few and far between and taking a walk was a social occasion. These are hilarious moments - look out for the "Black Heart Man" - and historic ones, and Hyatt's sharp observation and remarkable memory put us right on the spot sharing his feelings and experiences.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9789766402020
ISBN-10: 9766402027
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 127mm x 11mm)
Pages: 170
Imprint: University of the West Indies Press
Publisher: University of the West Indies Press
Publish Date: 15-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: Jamaica

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Author Biography - Charles Hyatt

Charles Hyatt had been a storyteller since he was a boy. His tremendous gift for acting and his ability to entertain meant that his direction in life was clear. One of Jamaica's best-loved theatrical personalities, he had a wealth of experience overseas in radio, television and film which he used to further the arts at home in Jamaica. He died in December 2006.