The Peculiar Memories of Thomas Penman
Thomas Penman is enduring a very bad adolescence. Growing up in dark, dingy 1950s England, Thomas has problems. These include an unspeakable personal hygiene issue, an eccentric, ailing grandfather who speaks to him in Morse Code, an unrequited passion for the lovely Gwen Hackett, and an incriminatingly large stash of pornography. To cap it all, his warring parents are having him followed by a private investigator. It's hard to believe that things could get much worse for him, but, in fact, they are about to...
- Paperback | 288 pages
- 104 x 176 x 22mm | 158.76g
- 05 Jul 2004
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- London, United Kingdom
- UK open market ed
'Magnificent ... intensely funny' Empire 'My favourite book of all time ... simply amazing. He is such a brilliant, funny writer and I buy it for as many friends as I can' Kellie Shirley, EastEnders actress, Sunday Express 'Beautiful ... Almost every passage of this book hums with particularity and vision' Observer 'A strange, unsettling book which is, by turns, grotesque, lyrical, touching and darkly comic' Spectator
About Bruce Robinson
Bruce Robinson was nominated for an Academy Award for the screenplay of The Killing Fields. He has written and directed many other films, most famously Withnail and I.