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The Growing Pains of a Colonial Boy-bookcover

By: Peter Hunt

The Growing Pains of a Colonial Boy

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This book is the sequel to Peter Hunt’s memoir about his childhood entitled Child of a Bygone Era.

Born in Brighton in 1940, it was at the end of the war that his father, a chartered accountant, was sent to develop his company’s office in Hong Kong. There Peter lived with his parents and flourished until, at the age of seven, he was sent back to two boarding schools (preparatory and public) in post-war England.

This memoir continues the story of his life from his days at Trinity College, Dublin to a life in London in advertising and marketing through the 1960s and 1970s.

To give the reader an idea of the pleasure in reading this memoir, this is a quote from the publisher’s acceptance letter. “We can confidently state that your work was found to be a compelling memoir, full of fantastic takeaways the reader can benefit from. You have expressed your experiences in an incredibly emotive way, conjuring a strong sense of engagement in the reader… The exquisite writing style and honesty with which you detail your experiences make this story one that will intrigue many.

The author will be delighted if you receive the same pleasure from reading this book as the publisher would seem to have acquired.

Peter, the only child of John and Margaret Hunt, was born in Brighton in July 1940 but, at the age of five, began his life as a child in post-war Hong Kong.

At the age of seven, this idyllic life was shattered when he was sent back to England to enrol in a Catholic boarding school in Sussex and later a Catholic boarding public school in Somerset.

His later life was spent in advertising and marketing as well as being the author of five books about Jersey where he now lives with Jennifer, his companion of 20 years.

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