The Boys from the Bush by Ken Baker
Approx. 85,390 words.
Published on March 11, 2012.
The exploits of four friends growing up in post-war Shepherds Bush: pre-TV and computer games yet boredom never existed. Schemes were hatched in "H.Q." - a perilous bombed-out house where only bare rafters remained. David, our storyteller - tales usually involving dead bodies. Reggie, the best sportsman. Joey, asthmatic but immaculate - cherry-blossomed shoes, brylcreemed hair. Ken, the narrator.