This is the comic and shocking history of Stuart Shorter- inadequate thief, hopeless hostage-taker and charming, disturbing raconteur.
A memoir, which presents the story of a remarkable friendship between a reclusive writer and illustrator and a chaotic, knife-wielding beggar whom he gets to know during a campaign to release two charity workers from prison. It also talks about Stuart's life.
'A remarkable biography. Unforgettably moving. A gripping read.' Tim Lott, Sunday Times
'I feel so strongly about this strange, funny, sad book that I hardly know where to begin…My enthusiasm feels almost limitless. A page-turner.' Observer
Publication date: 05/02/2007
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (b Format)
|Publication date:||5th February 2007|
|Format:||Paperback (b Format)|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites,|
Alexander Masters’ first book, Stuart: A Life Backwards, won the Guardian First Book Award, the Hawthornden Prize and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and the Costa Biography Prize. Eighteen different newspapers and popular magazines chose it as Book of the Year. It was turned into a BBC film starring Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch. Alexander lives in Sussex.More About Alexander Masters