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THE STOLEN WHISTLE AND FLUTE STITCH TWO

Georges Familiy
Georges Family 40 years ago

THE STOLEN WHISTLE AND FLUTE STITCH TWO

This book is the final part of George's story, "The hidden whistle and flute" stitch one, of his autobiography. In this second part, the stolen whistle and flute: stitch two, the story will take you on some more ducking and diving on the street markets, and the time he insisted on living amongst the down-and-outs for six weeks, day and night, suffering the same hardships and getting to know the tragic stories of how they had come to living on the streets so that he could give a helping hand. Then there is the continued search for his mother whom he had not yet met. Then the sad story of Brian, who had worked with granddad Fred and George on the markets and another tragic story of Eileen Chase, his first love.
He has many sad and humorous and inspiring stories to tell during his reign as the Pearly King of Peckham. Then he will tell you how he got his own street and made it into a street market after being refused a street licence. Then, after being told that a barrow boy could not make a travelling salesman, how he proved them wrong, and was given the title of the top salesman of a well-known national company. Then the time he sat in the Queen's golden coach in his pearly whistle and flute and how he made the Queen mother laugh, and why the Queen stopped him in the middle of Oxford Street in her jam jar just to have a chat to him, then what he said in reply to Princess Margaret when she asked him how he went for a toilet with all his buttons on his whistle and flute, and how his own children stood up to his hectic everyday life. Then he will give you a bit of cockney drama - who was the tea leaf (thief) who nicked his pearly whistle and flute? Why he was dragged through the courts fighting for the rights of our cockney history and museum from the people who were trying to take it from him?
These are stories that will make you laugh and cry. So, my china plates, if you liked his first book you will love his second, The stolen whistle and flute: stitch two.