A BOY IN BLUE JEANS A Woman's Story of Her Delinquent Son

Author: Finlay (Frances)
Year: 1969
Publisher: Robert Hale
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: F/Vg.
Price: 7.00
Hardback. This true story is an account of a mother's feelings and experiences when she is confronted with the knowledge that her son is a thief. She traces the pattern of Christopher's adolescent delinquency, and takes us on a journey from a London police station cell through a juvenile court, a remand centre, Quarter Sessions, and Wormwood Scrubs to an open Borstal in the Midlands. The author tells us of her heartbreaking search for the cause of her son's delinquency and of her desperate efforts to find a cure. As the journey grows longer we see her becoming a more seasoned traveller, and she introduces us to the many people she meets along the way. Christopher protests that his mother is always interfering in his life. He blames her for his misfortunes, he repeatedly says he never wants to see her again. But whenever he needs money he turns to her. She pays his debts and where possible refunds money he has stolen. Later in the story we are taken into basement clubs in the Fulham area of London where we meet some of Christopher's delinquent friends. And we are shown a picture of the squalid existence of those who live by petty crime. 224pp. 8vo. h/back. F. in Vg. dw.


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