All Points North

Simon Armitage


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Penguin Books Ltd
28 May 2009
ISBN: 9780141040462
256 pages

From the publisher

'A joy. Celebrates the real world and revels in its mad glory' Sue Townsend, Sunday Times

All Points North
is part-memoir and part-excursion. Charting the rugged and uneven terrain of a writer's formative years - from tax problems to probation to American tours, football to family to running away to Iceland - Simon Armitage explores growing up and being Northern. It's about humour, language, writing, film, houses, homes, time wasters, one loose tyre, you, me and all points in-between.

'Laugh-out-loud funny'

'A delight' Jonathan Raban, Times Literary Supplement

'A perfect holiday dipper' Scotsman

'An Alan Bennett-style diary' Daily Telegraph