Ben Watt - Romany and Tom (Paperback)

Ben Watt - Romany and Tom (Paperback)

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Nominated for Samuel Johnson Prize 2014
Best Biographies and Memoirs 2014 (Guardian)
Readers’ Books of the Year 2014 (Guardian)

'Moving and evocative' (Alan Johnson, Books of the Year, Observer)

'Neither sentimental nor savage, yet often wise, moving and entertaining within the same paragraph, Romany and Tom is a major achievement to rival any of Watt's recordings' (Sukhdev Sandhu, Guardian)

'A poignant, life-affirming work' (Fiona Sturges, Financial Times)

'Unsentimental and humane' (Helen Brown, Telegraph)

'Most impressive of all is the book’s near-perfect structure. Sly and seamless, its abundant layers offer one of the most complete depictions of a marriage I have ever read.' (Rachel Cooke, New Statesman)

'Watt captures what real life feels like, and he captures it with breathtaking clarity, beauty, and precision … a beautifully written love story filled with pain, truth, raw emotion, and endless complexity. (Dinty W. Moore, LA Review of Books)

'It is a beautiful book, a story which will resonate with many and in many different ways. There are moments when I laughed and parts when I had to stop reading for a bit, draw breath and then continue.' (Gideon Coe, BBC 6Music)

'F*ck Morrissey: Romany and Tom is the most beautiful, compelling memoir by a musician you'll read for a very long time.' John Niven

'Amazing' Caitlin Moran