Sharpe as a Blade
This new, re-written edition combines Ronnie's previously self-published books Sharpe as a Blade (the 50s and 60s) and Sharpe as a Blade, a 70s Trip into one volume with lots more stories and photos.
Prepare to laugh out loud, be shocked, disgusted, and perhaps outraged. Ronnie doesn't hold back or sanitise his language in this honest, first-hand warts-and-all memoir of a working class journey from the backstreet terraces of the 50s to the football terraces of the 60s and 70s. It's all here: the swinging sixties, the birth of the British beat boom that conquered the world, the heady days of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, through to the 70s where rock stars sparkled, new wave garage bands preached anarchy and football violence escalated out of control. Relive the music, the fashion, the football gangs, mods and rockers, hippies, hell's angels, skinheads, glam-rockers and punks that shaped these amazing decades.
Don't read this book if you aren't prepared to remove your rose-tinted glasses, or if you look back at the last century as the "good old days" when none of today's problems existed.
WARNING: Ronnie Sharpe does not do sugar-coating!