Lonely in Littelhaven

Neil Holdsworth

Lonely in Littelhaven

“Lonely in Littelhaven” is a memoir by Neil Holdsworth of the time he spent working in Michigan in 1962-63. So it has an interesting historical perspective; but also a cultural perspective arising from his background growing up in England and in Australia and the new world in which he suddenly finds himself. The Chevy 210 makes a big impression on him; as do many of the characters that he meets. The book also has a sub-theme that reflects on the contribution of immigrants from Europe to the American way of life. The characters he meets provide an interesting contrast to the young man’s morality but at the end of the day this memoir probably tells us more about the narrator than any of the characters he describes.

This book provides light entertainment for readers of any age with the occasional insight into the attitudes (and prices) of the 1960’s, and some reminders of the main political events of those times.

Neil Holdsworth was born in England and emigrated with his family to South Australia as a boy. He completed a degree in electronic engineering at the University of Adelaide in 1961, worked briefly at the Weapons Research Establishment on the Blue Streak project and then travelled overseas to work in Canada and North America. He returned to Australia and worked in several engineering positions in the telecommunications and power industries before founding his own company specialising in electronic instrumentation. In that role he travelled extensively in Australia and overseas. He is married, has two sons and is now retired.



Category Memoir
Number of Pages 140
Price $5.00
ISBN 978-0-9954493-5-0
Available Formats epub
Cover Designer Brian Lewis

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