Author Returns to a Time ‘When Kids Could Play Outside’

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Tom Evans’ new book hearkens back to a time before parents saw threats behind every tree

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full of fun, freedom, pranks, competitiveness, danger and discovery

Tom Evans’ new book “When Kids Could Play Outside” (published by AuthorHouse) is a true, controversial account of a young boy’s journey through his formative years, transporting readers back to the 1970s, when playing outside in the South Wales Valleys had very few rules or restrictions. “It was an era,” Evans says, “full of fun, freedom, pranks, competitiveness, danger and discovery.”

An excerpt from “When Kids Could Play Outside”:

“Three old women have gone to the trouble of carrying their wooden dining chairs out into the street and are sitting in the sunshine supervising the activities like lifeguards on watch at the local swimming pool. The street seems to be a hive of activity, laughter, and fun.
The energy, the sound, and the smell are exhilarating as I stand there silently savoring every minute, frightened that it may be taken away from me at any time. I am home, and this is the best time in my life. Maybe I am in heaven.
You know, it’s strange, but I have no recollection or very little memory from before this moment in time. Somehow it feels like my young body was an empty shell, just waiting for this moment, my arrival, and my rebirth.”

Evans hopes that readers will find that “When Kids Could Play Outside” “…transports them back to a time full of fun, freedom and danger! It will make them laugh at the pranks and inspire them to encourage their own children to get off their PCs and get out in the sunshine.”

About the Author
Tom Evans was brought up and educated in Mountain Ash, Mid-Glamorgan, then moved to Witney, Oxfordshire, England. For the past 25 years, Evans has worked in manufacturing, after training as a work study engineer with Japanese giant Hitachi in the 1980s.

Evans has been happily married to Deborah, his high school sweetheart, for over 25 years. They have three children: Curtis, Sadie and Tayah.

Evans decided to write “When Kids Could Play Outside” after noticing just how much fun and freedom the young generation of today have been deprived of.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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