'I was irresistibly reminded of Alan Bennett – there is the same wry humour, wonderfully telling selection of detail or remark . . . a fine balance of humour and poignancy' The Times
All Points North is part-memoir and part-excursion. Charting the rugged and uneven terrain of a writer's formative years – from tax problems to probation to American tours, football to family to running away to Iceland – Simon Armitage explores growing up and being Northern. It's about humour, language, writing, film, houses, homes, time wasters, one loose tyre, you, me and all points in-between.
'Laugh-out-loud funny . . . has all the resonant precision of a poet's ear and eye' Independent
'A delight – high-spirited, light-footed, very funny and wickedly observant' Jonathan Raban, The Times Literary Supplement
'The salty prose of an original poetic voice' Melvyn Bragg, Observer, Books of the Year
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