The Boy with the Topknot: A Memoir of Love, Secrets and Lies in Wolverhampton

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The Boy with the Topknot: A Memoir of Love, Secrets and Lies in Wolverhampton

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Author :   Sathnam Sanghera
Publisher :   Penguin Books Ltd
Published :   30/04/2009
ISBN :   9780141028590
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   323
Size (mm) :   198x129x20
Weight (g) :   234

This is a hilarious and heart-rending reinvention of the modern British memoir. For Sathnam Sanghera, growing up in Wolverhampton in the eighties was a confusing business. On the one hand, these were the heady days of George Michael mix-tapes, Dallas... Read more
This is a hilarious and heart-rending reinvention of the modern British memoir. For Sathnam Sanghera, growing up in Wolverhampton in the eighties was a confusing business. On the one hand, these were the heady days of George Michael mix-tapes, Dallas on TV and, if he was lucky, the occasional Bounty Bar. On the other, there was his wardrobe of tartan smocks, his 30p-an-hour job at the local sewing factory and the ongoing challenge of how to tie the perfect top-knot. And then there was his family, whose strange and often difficult behaviour he took for granted until, at the age of twenty-four, Sathnam made a discovery that changed everything he ever thought he knew about them. Equipped with breathtaking courage and a glorious sense of humour, he embarks on a journey into their extraordinary past trying to make sense of a life lived among secrets.