THE DOGS OF WAR
Paperback 6" x 9" 262pp ISBN-978-1-4452-1981-3
Bob has contributed two stories to The Penniless
Press - Laughing at the
Blackshirts (issue 13) and Making Sense of War. (issue 14)
Boris (Bob) Wild was born in the 1930s
in Prestwich Manchester and grew up there on a council estate. On leaving
secondary school aged 16 he took up an apprenticeship as a compositor in the
printing industry. His National Service was spent in the RAMC where he became a
The stories in Bob Wild’s book provide a rich insight into the social history of working class life on a North West England council estate in the 1940s. They are full of life, vividly evoking the atmosphere of the period. They are crammed with wonderful characters and entertaining everyday situations, all embellished with telling detail.
Gillian Hush BBC Short Story producer
Autobiographical stories depicting the Social History of Working Class life on a North West England council estate during wartime Britain of the 1940s. Highly readable, informative, entertaining and exceptionally well-written. Highly recommended.