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THE BOY IN ENGLAND
Naim Attallah
ISBN: 9 780704 371187
HB • 218pp
220 x 145mm • £12.50
Memoir

The boy comes to England, an exile from Palestine, in 1949 ... This remarkable autobiography is both candidly revealing and full of affectionate portraits – the boy’s hapless uncle is as memorable as the South American seductress who takes him to Venice, Florence and Paris. Richly anecdotal it describes the author’s intellectual development, mischievous character and his burgeoning sexuality ... It takes the reader across Europe to the smoky chill of Stafford and the tawdry glamour of Soho – an extraordinary journey from the biblical land of Palestine to the modern capitalist West.