‘James’s prose is clean and poetic. His childlike wonder at the simple things – from herons to heaps of rubble – can be infectious’. Daily Telegraph
‘A joy to read. Prose flows and weaves and curls itself into pleasing rhythms…(Alex James) can write like a god.’ Spectator
‘The upbeat tone matches that of his Blur-era autobiography A Bit Of A Blur, treating his downsize from rock heart-throb to cockerel-throttling country gent as if cheese contests were Britpop orgies. Riding bikes, the smell of berry bushes, piles of cow dung: all brilliant’ NME
Writer, musician and cheesemaker Alex James is bestknown as the bass player in Blur, a time he chronicled in his acclaimed first book Bit of a Blur.
Alex James lives on a farm in Oxfordshire with his wife and five children. He writes a weekly column on all things food for the Sun, as well a regular column on farm and family life for the Sunday Telegraph.
Always felt Alex James was the 'weak link' in Blur. His book left me in no doubt he is one of the luckiest bassists around to secure the gig with Albarn and co. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Alan Frehley
Alex James first book was superb outlining the development of his time in Blur. This book follows on to his life as a trainee farmer and making cheese - it's a great readPublished 20 months ago by Simon M Smith
Alex comes across as a genial, easy-going chap with an attractive boyish enthusiasm for living, whether its wowing them at Glastonbury or sniffing blackberries in his (extensive)... Read morePublished 22 months ago by MS DEBRA JANE HALL
Both of Alex's books are great. After finishing A Bit of a Blur, I had to read A Life Less Blurry. It was really interesting, funny and a good insight into farm life.Published on 13 Jan. 2013 by derKAIser
Brilliant read. Eye opening and inspiring. Full of enchanting stories about setting up the idealic life on a farm in the Cotswolds. Funny, witty and easy to read. Read morePublished on 11 Jan. 2013 by Pen Name