From the cover:
"After his rigid, repressed
upbringing as a Barnado Boy, Frank Norman found work with a
travelling fairground at the age of sixteen. The dramatic
release and independence of this change of life are described in
Dodgem Greaser with kaleidoscopic brilliance and vigour; the
urgency of his wild, half-nervous grabs at life is matched by
the vivid and often vicious world in which he found himself.
This was a world where you
humped enormous beams to build the dodgem machine in record time
to get a bonus, where you sweated out the beer of the night
before as you leaped between the dodgems short-changing
customers, where townspeople spat at you and shut you out of
their pubs, where the inevitable girls who waited till the
ground was closed were tumbled in the woods at night and left
the next week; where among the prizefighters and bearded ladies
and midgets, you found your own height and fought for it."
A fictional insight into a
fascinating way of life, based on Frank Norman's real life
fairground experiences. A fairground classic.
Good. Light general marking, but still VG condition, with
bright contemporary pictorial card cover art by Terry Gilbert.