Growing up in 40s Britain was a lot different than it is today. No health and safety, no A&E, canings at school, sharp knives in Arts and Crafts. John Flint negotiated all of these hazards and more and managed an interesting early life into the bargain. Starting in the Peak District with a tough rural education spent on farms, John went on to the smoky industrialism of Rotherham before venturing out into the world courtesy of the RAF. A memory-laden read for those familiar with the period, an eye-opener for those who have grown up with safety shoes, goggles and warning signs, and can't believe anyone could survive without them.