• "The English Bill Bryson"

    Tony Wilson
  • "The perfect pop fan's life ... effortlessly articulate"

    The Times
  • "Stuart Maconie is the best thing to come out of Wigan since the A58 to Bolton"

    Peter Kay
  • "An heir to Alan Bennett ... stirring and rather wonderful"

    Antony Quinn, Sunday Times
  • "If you only read one personal music odyssey, make it this one"