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On the Milk

Willie Robertson

8 Reviews

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Biography: general, Prose: non-fiction

A hilarious and moving portrait of 1960s Britain.

As a fourteen year old bursting with energy and life, Willie lied about his age to get a job on the milk truck. Well, maturity was called for.

Delivering milk may not be everyone's idea of a glamorous start to your working life but it came to represent far more than Willie and his best friend Gordon could possibly imagine. Their eyes were swiftly opened to the big bad/good world and so they quickly learnt the vital necessity of thinking on their toes.

Despite the hard backdrop of an industrial town ('The Ruskies wouldn't drop the atom bomb on Dundee; there's nothing here worth bombing'), this is a fabulous story of boys growing up in the sixties, of camaraderie and optimism, innocence and the harshness of life.

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Praise for On the Milk

  • 'A stoatin' collection of anectdotes...a wonderfully evocative pure braw blast from the past' - Daily Record

  • 'Willie Robertson's On the Milk is a hilarious coming of age memoir...his tale will have your sides splitting' - Sunday Post

  • 'A world gone forever is captured for posterity between these pages...touching, funny and completely real' - Rosamunde Pilcher

  • 'I went from belly-laughing one minute to wiping a tear from my eye the next...Brilliant' - Lorraine Kelly

  • A stoatin' collection of anectdotes...a wonderfully evocative pure braw blast from the past - Daily Record

  • Willie Robertson's On the Milk is a hilarious coming of age memoir...his tale will have your sides splitting - Sunday Post

  • I went from belly-laughing one minute to wiping a tear from my eye the next...Brilliant - Lorraine Kelly

  • A world gone forever is captured for posterity between these pages...touching, funny and completely real - Rosamunde Pilcher

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Willie Robertson

Willie was born and bred in Dundee, and started his working career at Fletcher's Dairies in the city. He left school with six O Levels and then started an apprenticeship as an architectural draftsman. After two degrees and an MBA, Willie now runs his own company providing global training in the gas and oil industries. He still lives in Dundee with his wife and two children and is proud to call it home.

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