Browning, Guy Maps of My Life

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Maps of My Life

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Guy Browning was weaned on, educated by and to this day remains utterly in love with maps, so it's only right that the story of his life should also be the story of his favourite maps.

In this little comic masterpiece, a series of quirky cartographic gems chart his unsteady progress from birthplace Chipping Norton, 'the golden navel of the universe', through his starting position as second son - 'Second children are like second marriages: you know that in general they're worth having but you've also learned from your first how messy and unpleasant they can be' - and then round the world via the Alps, the American West and the heat and dust of El Salvador - 'It is to that fine country I owe my abiding love for all things Hispanic and my deep dislike for porridge'.

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"Witty and enjoyable....Practically every sentence has its en-suite drollery... This book puts non-misery memoirs where they belong: on the map" (Jonathan Sale Independent)

"A humorist with a gift for absurdity, Browning's account will bring a smile to the face of anyone born in the Sixties" (Emma Hagestadt The Independent)

"This good-humoured memoir charts the author's progress form his birth in Chipping Norton to the Alps, Niagara Falls, the Mediterranean and Central America...full of drollery, his mental maps include his mother's version of the isle of Wight, somewhere between the Indian Ocean and the Tasman Sea, and a hilarious graphic representation of the destruction of his ego during a relationship with a north Oxford girl" (Aimee Shalan The Guardian)

"A hilarious biography-meets-confession-meets-travel memoir" ( Arena)

"Touching and very, very funny" ( Pyschologies)

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Hilarious. Acute observations about family life and what it is to be a male making the journey from boy to man.

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