TIM ALBERT writer and trainer
TIM ALBERTwriter and trainer

Mostly we had it good: a baby boomer's journey

'...a lucky place, a lucky time, and lucky to be alive'

'When Prime Minister Harold Macmillan famously stated, ‘You’ve never had it so good’, I was 10 year old and miserable, stuck on a hill in an all-boys school. But despite an at times unhappy start, some dreadful mistakes and a rather unpleasant illness, I came to realise that I had been born in a lucky place and at a lucky time – and was lucky to be still alive. 

'I was totally hooked, spending the rest of the day reading it until I had finished. It is beautifully written and full of enthralling facts... a rare good autobiography' - Dr Stephen Lock, former editor BMJ


'A lovely book. Witty, gentle and very evocative' - Liz Langley


'Tim writes like a journalist who has access to the Albert family hoard and is writing the biography of s subject who just happens to be himself' - Dr Michael O'Donnell

Records from the past set me off on my journey through time

It was stuff that started it. Things that I had inherited or created, such as letters to and between my parents, the estate agent's particulars for my childhood home, my early school reports, a diary from a trip to America in the memorable year of 1969 - and later articles I had written on, among other things, education and health.


This material spurred me on to do something I had not done for decades – write something because I wanted to, and not because it was part of my job.


It has taken much longer than I thought – nearly seven years. But it has led me not just to recollections, but also discoveries. I hope that my account of this journey will be of interest to those baby-boomers who lived through it  - and to those who were born more recently. Both groups, I hope, will find it entertaining. 

Publisher: Elbow Publishing

235 pages, 16 pages of illustrations

Paperback: £8.99


Kindle edition: £4.99

ISBN: 978-0-9574090-7-1

Publication date: 17 July 2017

 A Boomer Visits America Coast-To-Coast By Greyhound Bus: 1969 And 2019 - Forbes magazine

Slow travel by train: getting there is part of the journeyMore Time to Travel

BBC Radio Surrey: to hear my interview with Sarah Gorrell about my USA bus tours, click here

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