The Yellow Six

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This hilarious autobiography is about a band of six Boy Scouts who, during World War 2, collected silver paper for recycling into the Spitfires and Hurricanes which swept the German Luftwaffe from British skies. Read about their hardships – as they went house to house seeking work on “Bob-a-Job Day” and villagers would fend them off by painting white crosses on their doors. More

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About James Clarke

The author, James Clarke, works from Johannesburg and has published more than 30 books in the United States, the United Kingdom and South Africa. For most of his career he was a science writer specialising in environmental issues mainly in Africa.
He wrote the keynote book for the World Summit in 2002 - "Coming Back to Earth".
His books have been about natural history, environment and cultural history but over the last few years he has made a name as a writer of humorous books - mostly autobiographical.

He lives in Johannesburg from where he writes a thrice weekly humour column in The Star which is syndicated by Independent Newspapers.

He has been described as "South Africa's Best Humour Columnist" (SA's Comedy
Awards) and "South Africa's funniest columnist" (Financial Mail).

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Review by: Albertine22 on Aug. 8, 2014 :
A great story of childhood and growing up in the second world war in the West Midlands. The book is beautifully illustrated with drawings reminiscent of Ronald Searle. The tale of James Clarke's intrepid scout troop, the Yellow Six, is a tribute to the role of the Boy Scouts in keeping boys gainfully occupied and doing their bit during one of the darkest times of the twentieth century.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
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