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Simon Armitage was born in West Yorkshire in 1963, and continues to live near Huddersfield. He is one of the leading writers of his generation. He has won the Sunday Times author of the year, the Forward Prize, a Lannan Award, and an Ivor Novello Award for his song lyrics in the Channel 4 film, Feltham Sings


I read this book in one sitting. It moved me to tears, to shouts of laughter, and made me look at even the most mundane things in a different way * Sunday Times *
Extremely funny, brilliant * Sunday Telegraph *
Engaging, eccentric, hilarious, incredibly good company. A wonderwall of moments and memories . . . one of our most entertaining authors * Independent *
Very, very funny . . . the kind of book you'll want to press on your friends * GQ *
Witty, terrific, stupendously funny * Daily Telegraph *
Warm, funny . . . wonderfully accurate and evocative . . . we close the book wanting more * Times Literary Supplement *
Pitch perfect * Financial Times *
Funny, perceptive, thought-provoking. Armitage has a poet's eye for the poignant detail and the bigger theme * Scotsman *

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