Just like to point out that although this book was not publicised widely it managed to win the most lucrative literary prize on offer at the moment, the AT & T prize, beating Nelson Mandella, and a whole other bunch of literati. His previous book won the Somerset Maugham Award and the Thomas Cook Travel writing award. He has a novel coming out this year.
A good book bought by accident
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 24 years ago
I bought this book at a reading that I had attended because of another completely unrelated author (Penrose). Mark Hudson brilliantly read from his book. Yet I still wasn't interested. However, when I approached the table where Penrose and he were standing and signing their book, he started automatically signing one for me. I vaguely tried to tell him I did not want to buy his book but it was too embarassing. One year later I am reading it and find it a very good, intelligent and sensitive book. Too bad it did not receive more publicity
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