Tender, clever and as funny as it gets... a heart-piercing joy.
Oh, how I love Pete Paphides and this book. He can't write a paragraph that isn't funny or moving or insightful and often all three at once. For someone from a refugee family, like me, it just reads so true, but it's also a painting of another life so rich, so deep, that they should hang it in the National Gallery.
If you are in the market for a wonderfully written, deeply touching, pitch-perfect childhood memoir laced liberally with 70s nostalgia, then you need look no further.
Confessional, sorrowful and sublime
Wonderful coming-of-age memoir
[A] lovely book about how it feels to be caught between two cultures.
A tale of pop music and growing up in a Brum chippie that has been the sweetest, funniest thing he's read all year.