Stalin Ate My Homework

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Sceptre, 2010 - Authors, English - 304 pages
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Alexei Sayle was born in Liverpool on the day egg rationing came to an end. Alexei always knew his parents were different. They ate salad. And they read the Soviet Weekly. They also travelled. They travelled to northern seaside towns to attend AGMs. And they travelled across Europe.

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User Review  - mancmilhist - LibraryThing

Having parents who took me to 1980s Poland (just before martial law was declared in 1981!) and Czechoslovakia in 1982 this brought back many memories. Particularly the tour of the Heydrich ... Read full review

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User Review  - Andy - Goodreads

Wry take on a 60s Liverpudlian childhood influenced by communist parents and free rail travel to Eastern Block countries... Excellent autobiography of a time when political thinkers and union leaders meant something to the British public. Funny - 4.5 stars! Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Born in Liverpool, the only child of Communist parents, Alexei moved to London in 1971 to attend Chelsea Art School. He became the first MC of the Comedy Store and later the Comic Strip. After years of stand-up, television, sitcoms, films and even a hit single, he published his first highly acclaimed collection of short stories. BARCELONA PLATES was followed by THE DOG CATCHER, two novels: OVERTAKEN and THE WEEPING WOMEN HOTEL and a novella, MISTER ROBERTS. This is his first work of non-fiction.

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