St Peters Voice features ‘Beef Cubes and Burdock’ by John Phillpott
John Phillpott was seen flashing his honest smile on St Peters Voice. His book ‘Beef Cubes and Burdock’ is credit as a flashback to fifties, when in villages, children could safely explore the fields without their parents worrying about their safety. The magazine also offered a brief account of the current life of John.
The book is a reflection of the author from his boyhood. When his village was full of songs of birds, sounds of cattle and growling of the tractor engine. Now all that is gone as if faded with time. He emphasizes that landscape has evolved so much that the flashback from his childhood might feel a “foreign country” to some. However, he says that the river still flows the same way and wind is still the same. The church, the hills, the valley still stands. The author looks at the gone times with affection, back when the pace of time was measured by the rhythm of seasons rather than the click of computers.
John spent his early childhood in Churchover, a small village in north Warwickshire. Later at the tender age of 16, he opted to train for journalism at Rugby Advertiser in 1965. Rest of his life he spent only upgrading himself in the field. Currently, he is living a semi-retired life in Worcester with his wife, Cheryl. He is a proud dad of two strong women and loving grandpa to two beautiful children.
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