The Peculiar Memories of Thomas Penman

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Thomas Penman is the acclaimed autobiographical debut novel by Oscar-winning screenwriter Bruce Robinson, the author of "Withnail and I". This is the story of a dysfunctional family. It is about a boy and his grandpa, life and death, sex and hate, dog's meat and cancer. It is also about pornography, enemas, Morse codes, puberty, secrets, God and loathing. It is also about love.

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'This book hums with particularity and vision … Thomas Penman is the work of a genuine prose-writer – and a gifted one at that’ -- Observer

‘Robinson careers brilliantly through the illicit fascinations and sickening thrills of adolescence’ -- Select

‘This book is in a league-table of revulsion all its own’ -- Sunday Times

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Bruce Robinson was nominated for an Academy Award for the screenplay of The Killing Fields. He has written and directed many other films, most famously Withnail and I.

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