One of the most celebrated film critics and historians presents the story of his first 18 years, growing up an only child in south London in the 1940s and 1950s. Romantic, restrained, and tautly written, "Try to Tell the Story" is a haunting and unsentimental look at the fragility of family relationships.

Try to Tell the Story 2010, Vintage Books USA, New York

ISBN-13: 9780307473172

Trade paperback

Try to Tell the Story 2009, Knopf Publishing Group

ISBN-13: 9780375412134