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
'Brilliant . . . [I] recommend to all!'
Albert is the most delicious character and you'll be with him every step of the way as he begins to live the life he always should have.
It'll put a smile on everyone's face.
'A charming adventure with love at its heart.'
'A life affirming story of lost love and the reality of being gay in the Seventies.'
'A unique and moving story.'
'A heartfelt coming-of-age story . . . Remarkable'
'Albert is one of the most endearing characters I've met in a long time . . . Proof that it's never too late to find a happy ending'