Childhood and teenage years can be of course wonderful. They can also be bewildering and stressful especially the relationship with parents and family. This book, entirely true in every respect, is a true reflection on childhood, exploring this interesting juxtaposition of the wonderful and downright absurd as a boy struggles his way to manhood and independence. All of this set in the highly contrasting settings of rural Devon and Industrialised Leicester. This book explores in detail a love for both places and a deeper love of a boy for his father. However sometimes love is not enough… and so the narrative unfolds and is not without a good measure of that essential ingredient in life – the humour!