SIGNED EDITION: Toy Fights: A Boyhood – Don Paterson

£10.99

First print paperback edition

Signed by the author

Pre-order for release 18th January 2024

3 in stock

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‘A classic of its kind.’ William Boyd
‘Thought-provoking, hilarious, sardonic and scarily brilliant.’ Scotsman
‘A work of dazzling craft.’ Times Literary Supplement
‘A memoir in a million.’ Sunday Times

** Chosen as a Time Book of the Year **

Don Paterson was born in Dundee, Scotland, in 1963. He spent his boyhood on a council housing estate.
When he wasn’t busy dreading his birthdays, dodging kids who wanted to kill him in a game of toy fights,
working with his country-and-western singer dad, obsessing over God, origami, sex or Scottish football cards, he was developing a sugar addiction, playing guitar and descending into madness.
While he didn’t manage to figure out who he was meant to be, the first twenty years of his life – before he took a chance, packed his guitar and boarded a train to London – did, for better or worse, shape who he would become.

‘A book that swan-dives into the filthy waters of growing up and resurfaces clear-eyed, bearing pearls.’ Financial Times

‘Paterson is arguably Scotland’s finest writer at work today, his sense of the absurd is acutely honed, his wisdom hard-won.’ The National

‘Wonderful, aggressively wise and always – especially at its most serious – devastatingly funny.’ Geoff Dyer

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Weight 1 kg