Topic: Ian Clayton - Bringing It All Back Home
Bought this last year after I wondered into Waterstones in town and saw him sitting there signing books. After chatting to him, recognising him off Calendar, all the while thinking he was the other fella they have on - the poet from Barnsley, I felt obliged to buy his book. Which he then signed.
I have to say, I really do urge anyone who reads this to buy or read this book.
It's simply brilliant. It;s a kind of potted autobiogrpahy told through his relationship with music and musical travels around the world, but that's not really doing it justice. The personal tragedy in the final chapter had me in tears on the train.
Stories about West Yorkshire miners, ex miners, rugby league players fighting with marines in the US deep south, family, music, bitter, love and loss, I can't recommend it strongly enough.
Bit more about it here
Last edited by kaydubya (Thu 16 Apr 2009 9:35 pm)