The story of Billy, whose Grandmother left him the "voodoo handbag" in her will, after he had sold her soul to science. The tales it told Billy would change his life for ever - and the lives of other people too.
"This is Rankin at his comic best. He does for England what Spike Milligan does for Ireland. There can be no higher praise" (John Clute, Mail on Sunday) "We read Rankin for his exuberant salmagundi of old jokes, myths urban and otherwise, catchphrases, liberatingly crazy ideas, running gags, recurring characters and locations, unreliable, autobiogrpahical anecdotes...he becomes funnier the more you read him" (Mat Coward, Independent)