Paul Southern

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Following an induced labour some time in the 1960s (due date: Halloween night), I had my subscription to a normal life revoked by itinerant parents, who moved from city to city. Lived in Liverpool, Belfast, London and Leeds, then escaped to university, where I nearly died of a brain haemorrhage. After an unexpected recovery, formed an underground indie group (Sexus). Met the lead singer through standing on a bee. Made immediate plans to become rich and famous, but ended up in Manchester. Shared a house with mice, cockroaches, and slugs; shared the street with criminals. Five years later, hit the big time with a Warners record deal. Concerts at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Melody Maker front cover, Smash Hits Single of the Week, Radio 1 and EastE ...more

Earlier this year, I finally got round to reading Jerome K. Jerome’s Three Men in a Boat. It had lain on my bookshelf for some time; one of those books that look great there, though not compelling enough to actually pick up and read. In retrospect, I wanted to enjoy it more than I did, although I was pleased to have read it. The humour was light and there were some lovely, poetic passages, nota... Read more of this blog post »
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Daddy Dearest

3.70 avg rating — 71 ratings — published 2016 — 2 editions
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Pendle Fire

3.94 avg rating — 94 ratings — published 2018 — 2 editions
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Killing Sound

3.48 avg rating — 56 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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The Craze

4.08 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2003 — 4 editions
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Brown Boys in Chocolate: If...

3.11 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2005 — 2 editions
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