This is a book of photographs. But it is a collection of photographs of the greatest band in the history of popular music. Pictures of The Smiths between 83-84 when they were fresh faced mavericks wielding gladioli and Woolworth's jewellery as they took on the world.
I know very little if anything about photography but I do know that these pictures moved me and left me very nostalgic for a time in my distant past when I would have readily sold my grandmother to a travelling circus had Steven Patrick Morrissey or Johnny Marr ever asked me to.
If you have ever loved The Smiths (and you had to love them, you could never just `like' them) then you need this book more than your kidneys. Drape yourself on the settee , throw on `Hatful of hollow' (preferably vinyl) and savour these images as the handsomely devilish memories come flooding back. Unutterable bliss!