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Christopher Fowler's memoir captures life in suburban London as it has rarely been seen: through the eyes of a lonely boy who spends his days between the library and the cinema, devouring novels, comics, cereal packets - anything that might reveal a story.

Caught between an ever-sensible but exhausted mother and a DIY-obsessed father fighting his own demons, Christopher takes refuge in words.

His parents try to understand their son's peculiar obsessions, but fast lose patience with him - and each other.

The war of nerves escalates to include every member of the Fowler family, and something has to give, but does it mean that a boy must always give up his dreams for the tough lessons of real life?

Beautifully written, this rich and astute evocation of a time and a place recalls a childhood at once entertainingly eccentric and endearingly ordinary.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
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  • Category: Autobiography: general
  • ISBN: 9780553820096



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