Following its ace reception in the UK, June 10 sees the publication of 'Romany and Tom' by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. Buy, read and hear the book. Links below.
"Neither sentimental nor savage, yet often wise, moving and entertaining within the same paragraph, Romany and Tom is a major achievement to rival any of Watt's recordings." THE GUARDIAN
"Elegantly written and clear-sighted … Watt’s reluctance to sentimentalise the experience makes it that much more powerful" THE INDEPENDENT
"A poignant, life-affirming work." FINANCIAL TIMES
“Watt has written about personal trauma before in his 1996 memoir ‘Patient’. This … pulses with the same combination of clarity and kindness. Unsentimental and humane’ 4 Stars. THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
‘Watt’s beautiful, faithful memoir of his parents. It made me bawl roughly every thirty pages. This is such a rich book, smoky social history … deftly punctuated with some wonderfully unlikely show business vignettes. Most impressive of all is the book’s near-perfect structure. Sly and seamless, its abundant layers offer one of the most complete depictions of a marriage I have ever read.' NEW STATESMAN