This first loosely autobiographical book in the Mug Trilogy tells the story of Jersey-born Mug, a troubled girl from a recently broken home. It covers her experiences as a sixteen-year-old girl at the Isle of Wight Music Festival in 1970, the same year that she follows a guru. It describes her tumultuous years as an art student in Coventry, where vegetarian Mug finds herself living next door to an abattoir and railway shunting yard with David, a fellow art student. Dramatic events follow on from the evening they meet at a student party when Mug attempts to save David from attempting a very public drunken suicide attempt.
Awesome book!I loved the memories of an earlier time.The descriptions of people and events were spot on.A story I would love to hear more of.Tracey Norman was a terrific narrator.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”
I really enjoyed this one! Interesting story and great narration! I wasn't alive in the 70's but enjoyed listening to a story from this time period.
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“A Slice of the Seventies“ is right in my wheel house. Protagonist Mug was a British female and I’m an American male but her era was my era. Despite our different nationalities and gender we seem to be kindred spirits in our formative years. Mug was the woman I was chasing albeit on the other side of the ocean and the angst she felt throughout “A Slice of the Seventies” was inflicted by guys like me. There was so much for me to identify with – and learn from -- in this book that geography and gender didn’t seem to matter. It was a journey back in time written expertly by Joy Mutter and read just as expertly by Tracey Norman.
If you even vaguely remember the 1970’s from any global location, this is a must listen for you.
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