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Paperboy (Paperback)

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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, 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.

BiographyBiography: generalAutobiography: general Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd Publication Date: 18/02/2010 ISBN-13: 9780553820096  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Christopher Fowler is the author of more than forty novels (fifteen of which feature the detectives Bryant and May and the Peculiar Crimes Unit) and short story collections. The recipient of many awards, including the coveted CWA `Dagger in the Library', Chris has also written screenplays, video games, graphic novels, audio plays and two critically acclaimed memoirs, Paperboy and Film Freak. His most recent book is The Book of Forgotten Authors, drawn from his `Invisible Ink' columns in the Independent on Sunday. Chris divides his time between London's King's Cross and Barcelona. You can find out more by visiting his website and following him on Twitter.

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