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‘That Boy Of Yours Wants Looking At’ is about love, loss, adversity and acceptance.

At its core is a child with a wild imagination and a desire for glamour trying to survive being gay and disabled on a Nottingham council estate in the sixties and seventies.

Simon Smalley takes us on a humorous, riotously colourful, and heart-rending journey through cataclysmic bereavement and being raised by an RAF dad who encouraged his boy to be his true self.  Simon’s tale of self-expression through music and his battle with his body, self-esteem and paranoia is also a poignant account of what it takes to live authentically.

From Simon’s disastrous experiment with polystyrene platforms to his unerring love of punk; from his daily battles with school bullies to making peacock-colour eyeshadow with his dad, this memoir will take you on an emotional journey that will leave you breathless, teary-eyed, and desperate to meet Simon and his uniquely brave father.


Nicci Robinson, Butterworth Books 2021


Paperback ‏ : ‎ 364 pages

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 978-1915009073

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1915009074


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