Maggie and Me by Damian Barr

Maggie and Me

 

Previous Mumsnet book club guest author Patrick Gale put it brilliantly when he reviewed this book: "Imagine one of the sharper Mitford sisters cruelly reborn into the family from Shameless and you've an idea of the treat in store... Read this at once before someone films it, as they most surely will."

Damian Barr writes a sad-funny, engaging and lyrical memoir of growing up gay in '80s Glasgow, and eventually escaping his grim domestic life with an enormous amount of courage and humour.

A fantastic man and a fantastic book - and Mumsnet book club non-fiction Book of the Month for March, so treat yourself to a copy, as well as your friends and family.

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Last updated: 22-Nov-2013 at 9:58 AM