I Don't Want to Go to the Taj Mahal: Stories of a Birmingham Boy (Paperback)
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I Don't Want to Go to the Taj Mahal: Stories of a Birmingham Boy (Paperback)

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Paperback 112 Pages / Published: 08/09/2020
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I Don't Want to Go to the Taj Mahal tells the story of its author, Charlie Hill, living in the Midlands in the 1980s and 1990s. In a series of vignettes, I Don't Want to Go to the Taj Mahal recounts Hill's experiences with work, identity, sex, politics, drugs, homelessness and dissolution, set against the backdrop of Birmingham at the end of the twentieth century.

Publisher: Watkins Media
ISBN: 9781912248988
Number of pages: 112
Weight: 367 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 mm
Edition: New edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Hill's many notable gifts as a writer include his narrative economy, his honesty and his pin point clarity. This is mordant, touching and - uniquely for a work of autobiography - entirely without vanity."
"Utterly rancid. I loved it."
"Charlie Hill is the chronicler Birmingham needs. Clear-eyed and sharply written, this a memoir - a set of poetic postcards, really - which offers a kaleidoscope of the past, a history of Charlie and of the city itself."
"Hilariously written with a breathtaking precision and economy."

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“Short snippets of a life well lived”

Touches of humour, touches of heartbreak and packs a punch in places. Charlie takes us on a trip through Birmingham of the 80s, 90s and beyond by the way of fishmarkets, bookselling, and the trials of travelling.

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“Unpretentious meandering memories”

Great to read an auto biographical work where the author is not full of his own importance A voice seldom heard, a great read.

Paperback edition
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“Proper laugh out loud funny”

I loved this book! Charlie has a really warm, engaging style of writing and unlike most memoirs this book is neither bragging nor self-deprecating, just proper laugh out loud funny. I loved the short, snappy stories... More

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