Small Town England

“A warm, kaleidoscopic romp of a reminiscence”
Stuart Maconie

Small Town England is a book about growing up in a tiny town (Market Rasen, Lincolnshire) in the outer reaches of the rural suburbs and having only a cheap electric guitar and some cut out pictures of Glenda Jackson to keep me going. Set between 1978 and 1983, it harks back to a lost age of black white telly, punk and 50cc motorcycles with the silencers taken off. It was published in 2010 by Ebury Press. You can buy the book here

Lots of illustrations

• Willie Pettigrew
• an Austin 1800
• some asparagus
• some rural hard men
• a Yamaha 50 cc motorbike
• some Watneys Party Seven
* various girls I fancied
• Socrates (the footballer)
• Lincolnshire fighting techniques