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From Stockport with Love

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Paperback, 258 pages
Published May 20th 1999 by Sceptre (first published January 1st 1999)
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Where to start with this? It's a strange book - tackling some hard life issues: severely ill children and the death of a parent.

Something I've got experience of, and it's handled in a good, if quirky way. The Bond references show the need to escape from reality sometimes, but are maybe slightly overdone.

Whilst it handles the issues well, I felt the book petered out, almost as if the author simply ran out of ideas of how to finish it.
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This apparently semi-autobiographical novel is a somewhat odd take on the kind of "emotionally immature man must finally grow up" light dramady perfected by Nick Hornby. As it starts, we meet James Bond superfan John Bryce on the eve of his son's birth -- and it's immediately obvious that he's terrified by the thought of being a father. For full review, see
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Born in Manchester but now living in Cambridge, David Bowker is author of six novels, including The Secret Sexist, From Stockport with Love and, most recently, Rawhead and Rawhead in Love. He was voted 'Manchester Writer of the Year' by City Life magazine.
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