It recounts Richard Dotson's school days, his teens and all the associated angst of finding, and trying to keep various girlfriends and jobs, and his ultimate slide into a pit of depression from which there could be only one way out. . .
It is the omnibus edition of the three Richard Dotson books with all the events now sorted in chronological order.
Anyone who remembers those heady days of long hot summers and Margaret Thatcher's Iron rule will surely find some empathy with the tale.