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The Boy with the topknot: A Memoir of love, secrets and lies in Wolverhampton

The Boy with the topknot: A Memoir of love, secrets and lies in Wolverhampton

Sanghera, Sathnam, 1976- author; Zaman, Assad, narrator

This is a hilarious and heart-rending reinvention of the modern British memoir. For Sathnam Sanghera, growing up in Wolverhampton in the eighties was a confusing business. On the one hand, these were the heady days of George Michael mix-tapes, Dallas on TV and, if he was lucky, the occasional Bounty Bar. On the other, there was his wardrobe of tartan smocks, his 30p-an-hour job at the local sewing factory and the ongoing challenge of how to tie the perfect top-knot. And then there was his family, whose strange and often difficult behaviour he took for granted until, at the age of twenty-four, Sathnam made a discovery that changed everything he ever thought he knew about them. Equipped with breathtaking courage and a glorious sense of humour, he embarks on a journey into their extraordinary past trying to make sense of a life lived among secrets

Playaway, Audiobook. English.
Published Rearsby: Clipper Audiobooks, 2017
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Statement of responsibility: Sathnam Sanghera
ISBN: 1510086730, 9781510086739
Note: Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
Performers: Narrated by Assad Zaman.
Physical Description: 1 pre-recorded MP3 player (12 hrs.) : digital, MP3 file + 1 set of earphones + 2 AAA batteries
Publisher Number: D5462
Subject: Children of immigrants Great Britain Biography.; East Indians Great Britain Social life and customs.; Journalists Great Britain Biography.; Audiobooks.; East Indians Great Britain Social conditions.; Media Studies.; Sanghera, Sathnam, 1976-
Uniform Title: If you don't know me by now