In the midst of a break-up with his girlfriend, the main character (ironically called Rob!), reminisces about former flames and the sordid details of how each relationship ended. In the opening stages of my fiction-free diet I’ve also started to reminisce – about books I’ve loved and lost. So, in the next few posts I’m going to travel back in time, literally, and take a look at Rob’s books.
I’ll leave the childhood favourites, evergreens like Winnie the Pooh and Alice in Wonderland out of this. These have become life-long friends and the relationship I have with them has always been totally platonic.
So, let’s plunge back into the first flames of adolescent infatuation. In my next post I’ll pay homage to a short story I discovered and fell in love with when I was 14 or 15. And to give you a clue as to what it was, I’ll just say this – it was made into a film starring Tom Courtenay. Any guesses?