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'A joy. Celebrates the real world and revels in its mad glory' - Sue Townsend, Sunday Times 'I was irresistibly reminded of Alan Bennett - there is the same wry humour, wonderfully telling selection of detail or remark... a fine balance of humour and poignancy' The Times 'Laugh-out-loud funny... has all the resonant precision of a poet's ear and eye' Independent 'A delight - high-spirited, light-footed, very funny and wickedly observamt' - Jonathan Raban, The Times Literary Supplement 'The salty prose of an original poetic voice' - Melvyn Bragg, Observer
Simon Armitage was born in West Yorkshire in 1963, and continues to live near Huddersfield. He is one of the leading writers of his generation. He has won the Sunday Times author of the year, the Forward Prize, a Lannan Award, and an Ivor Novello Award for his song lyrics in the Channel 4 film, Feltham Sings.
As expected for of be of Simon's books, easy to readable very descriptive.Published 1 month ago by Katie H
Really enjoyed this he's a cosy kind of writer.look forward to reading his others. .nice to have around for a rainy day and a pot of builders tea or Yorkshire gold in this casePublished 2 months ago by Michael Johnson
Sorry this book was not my type of read.
I was looking for far more northern humour.
Never mind will keep looking.
simon armitage just has a way with words, i liked this book alot.Published 7 months ago by neil gibson
This is one of my favourite autobiographical books - wonderful writing, and captures the zeitgeist of the North of England in a way few others manage.Published 9 months ago by alan hancock