Steady Past Your Granny's


By Philip Whiteland

Publisher : Doveridge Publications

ABOUT Philip Whiteland

Philip Whiteland
Have been writing for as long as I can remember (something of an exaggeration, but you know what I mean). Only in the last 5 years have I seriously tried to develop an audience for my work.

I've tried to come up with a portmanteau word for the stories, combining nostalgia and co More...


A wry look at growing up in the 1950s and 1960s that is sure to guarantee a smile on every page.

The perfect present for the "baby-boomer" in your life. If you, or someone you love, remembers the sheer horror of ballroom dancing at school, the`flying wedge' football formation (one person actually kicking the ball, the rest of the team running after him) or chewing gum machines that gave an extra packet every fourth turn, then this book is for you. 

Phil Whiteland is well known for his very funny insights into growing up in the 1950s and beyond, from the 'Yesterday Today' supplement and 'Bygones' column of the Derby Evening Telegraph and the 'times gone by' magazine from the Burton Mail. Other readers may recognise Philip's particular brand of humour from his articles in the online newspaper 'Mature Times'. If you're new to the world of Phil Whiteland, this book is a great place to start.

Steady Past Your Granny's, the first collection of my stories, came about originally as a result of the Daily Mail's ill-conceived "have your own book published" promotion in 2005. Since then I have self-published this book (via a desktop-publishing friend, not the vanity press) and have continued to write similar stories for the local press and Mature Times.