Praise for The Madonna Of Bolton: Fabulous! What a treat
A triumphant coming-of-age tale about the power of being true to yourself
Beautifully and sharply drawn
Gripping, with a huge heart
It's a cracker!
I had to read it in one sitting. I loved it! Really heart-warming and joyful, but also so poignant. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It's such a beautifully authentically told story with vivid characters and you will miss them when you reach the end.
'Albert is such an endearing character - flawed, funny and awkward, but completely relatable. I wanted to give him a good shake and then a huge hug. This is a wonderfully warm story that completely drew me in'
Prepare to fall in love with Albert Entwistle! Touching and tender.
Albert is delightful and charming, and the book is too.
A bright, clear, sharply intelligent writer
Wonderful. Written with such a good heart, filled with joy and strength and optimism. Like the best fiction, it's real; Albert's fears, the sour legacy of his parents, his colleagues' kindness, George flourishing from boy to man . . . It's inventive and fun but, most importantly, true.
This rollicking love story entrapped me, chapter by chapter. True in its detail and its scope, it is amusing yet heart-breaking. It will encourage tentative young gay people and reassure their parents. Its passionate declaration? That it's never too late to enjoy being yourself.
Beautiful . . . You will weep and yet have your heart filled with joy
Tender, witty, uplifting . . . I love it!
'What a beautiful, wonderful, life-affirming treat of a book. I challenge you not to fall in love with Albert from the very start!
'Wonderful . . . A love story that will have every reader cheering on Albert from the sidelines. An utter treat'
A total triumph . . . Romantic and heartbreaking and uplifting all at once