The author is a ‘Townie’ who has, throughout his life, chosen to avoid rural situations. In his interest in ART, he has felt that less attention has been paid to works related to city areas than they deserve. This book is an attempt to rectify this situation.
Kenneth Louis Shepherd left school, aged 14 and went into full-time employment, as did most working class people in that era. He worked mostly in retail. When aged 75 in 2008, he obtained a BA degree in the humanities.