PRAISE FOR THE ALFIE NORRINGTON SERIES
- R Marr - Sydney
- B Straker - Perth
- Alison Cunningham - NSW
- Trish Campbell - Newcastle
- J Feathers - London UK
Drawing on aspects of his own upbringing in London’s East End, Neil Patterson leads the reader through a colourful but accurate perspective of the journey to manhood and success, from tough beginnings of a cockney scallywag that is young Alfie. A remarkable story of cunning, strength, resilience, mateship and loyalty. Highly recommended.
Alfie’s experiences and exploits as a Cockney street kid shape his character. As a young man he is forced to deal with the dreadful realities that come with war. Here he forms unbreakable bonds with fellow soldiers. On his return to civilian life, his quick wits and roguish but likeable personality lead him to succeed in business and set him on adventures on the other side of the world. Alfie is a man of his word. Truly absorbing reading.
I loved Becoming Alfie. The characters inspired me, the manner in which Alfie rose above his difficult start in life to become a man of conviction and enterprise made great reading. I am looking forward to the second book in the series and frankly, can’t wait.
This was a book that, as a reviewer, I really wasn’t enthused about. That changed as I began to simply enjoy the adventures of Alfie as he grew into a man. His experiences and subsequent feelings are well written by Patterson, so much so that by the books conclusion I was wanting more. An excellent debut book. Highly recommended!
Loved the book, can’t wait for the movie…………..