This is an interesting book.
It is told from the viewpoint of a young boy mostly between the ages of 8 and 11 but ending with his entry into teacher's college.
The details of his life are prominent with world events , World War II, almost as afterthoughts.
His grandparents were immigrants to New Zealand and mine were to the USA.
His age falls between that of myself and my father but some of his memories brought back long forgotten memories such as his memory of tapioca as frog eggs and my father calling it fish eyes.
I learned that because of the depression school in New Zealand didn't start til age six and Guy Fawkes celebrations.
I also remembered watching "Our Gang" films.
The contrast between medical treatment and hospital conditions then as opposed to now is eye opening.
There is a bit of mystery about his family woven through the pages and explained in the last chapter.