WINNER IN THE 2016 LAKELAND BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS — ZEFFERELLI'S PEOPLE CATEGORY (UK)
Thirty years after leaving his home in the Lake District of England for life in Australia, Mark MacLean gathers together the remnants of his youthful possessions and ships them back to Australia.
Five Boxes is the hilarious tale of unpacking those boxes of stuff: a story of lame trophies, medieval dentistry, boring diaries, the village haircut, mopeds and submarines, school wine-tasting trips, politics, punk music and big sisters. But, mostly, this is a story of finding yourself.
Following on from his bestselling A Year Down the Drain, Mark MacLean's new book is a delightful record of life then and now.
With illustrations by Trevor Dickinson.
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PRAISE FOR FIVE BOXES:
"Insightful, charming and genuinely funny – Mark MacLean is a natural storyteller and Five Boxes unpacks an adolescence that Readers of a Certain Age will find engrossing from start to finish." – Nick Earls, writer
"Funny, quirky and heartwarming." – Tim Ferguson, comedian and writer
"MacLean deftly weaves the past and the present in this disarmingly humorous and unsentimental reflection on growing up." – Rosemarie Milsom, Newcastle Herald