• by Christopher Fowler
  • Narrated by Gordon Griffin
  • 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Christopher Fowler's memoir captures life in suburban London as it has rarely been seen: through the eyes of a lonely boy who spends his days between the library and the cinema, devouring novels, comics, and cereal packets - anything that might reveal a story. Caught between an ever-sensible but exhausted mother and a DIY-obsessed father fighting his own demons, Christopher takes refuge in words. His parents try to understand their son's peculiar obsessions, but fast lose patience with him - and each other. The war of nerves escalates to include every member of the Fowler family, and something has to give, but does it mean that a boy must always give up his dreams for the tough lessons of real life? Beautifully written, this rich and astute evocation of a time and a place recalls a childhood at once entertainingly eccentric and endearingly ordinary.


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having listened to most of Christopher fowler's Bryant and may series I was looking forward to listening to this book about his early life. I wasn't disappointed.
his love of books and later films, his family all came together to make the author he has become.
Gordon griffin did his usual good job of performing this book.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-02-2013
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks