Richard Littler

Discovering Scarfolk

Discovering Scarfolk

a wonderfully witty and subversively dark parody of life growing up in Britain in the 1970s and 1980s


Welcome to the weird and warped world of Scarfolk, a town forever trapped in the 1970s... Based on the cult blog, the massive online hit which has over a million page views in a year, this is an illustrated guide to the Lancashire town which brings nightmarish childhood memories relentlessly back to life. Fans of Charlie Brooker, The League of Gentlemen and Brass Eye will love this...


'Delicious and hilarious' -- ***** Reader review
'Witty and savage' -- ***** Reader review
'Brutally funny and scarily accurate' -- ***** Reader review
'Marvellously dark and dangerous' -- ***** Reader review


"Scarfolk is a town in north-west England that did not progress beyond 1979. The entire decade of the 1970s loops ad infinitum. In Scarfolk children must not be seen OR heard, and everyone has to be in bed by 8 p.m. because they are perpetually running a slight fever..."

Part-comedy, part-horror, part-satire, Discovering Scarfolk is the surreal account of a family trapped in the town. Through public information posters, news reports, books, tourist brochures and other ephermera, we learn about the darker side of childhood, school and society in Scarfolk.

A massive cult hit online, Scarfolk re-creates with shiver-inducing accuracy and humour our most nightmarish childhood memories.

The perfect gift or self-purchase for any forty or fifty-something with a dark sense of humour!