Clinging to the Wreckage is the first part of John Mortimer's acclaimed autobiography. Here he recounts his solitary childhood in the English countryside, with affectionate portraits of his remote parents - an increasingly unconventional barrister father, whose blindness must never be mentioned, battling earwigs in the mutinous garden, and a vague and endlessly patient mother. As a boy dreaming of a tap-dancing career on the stage and forming a one-boy communist cell at boarding school, his father pushes him to pursue the ...

CLINGING TO THE WRECKAGE 2010, Penguin Classics, London

ISBN-13: 9780141193847


Clinging to the Wreckage 1982, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London

ISBN-13: 9780297780106