Notebook

In the digital age, Sunday Times bestselling author Tom Cox remains a prolific and committed notebook keeper. This selection, culled from twelve years worth of writing, is filled with his unfiltered thoughts on nature, music, childhood, books and much more

£14.99

SKU: 9781783529728 Category: Tags: ,

In stock

Sure, sex is great, but have you ever cracked open a new notebook and written something on the first page with a really nice pen?

The story behind Notebook starts with a minor crime: the theft of Tom Cox's rucksack from a Bristol pub in 2018. In that rucksack was a journal containing ten months worth of notes, one of the many Tom has used to record his thoughts and observations over the past twelve years. It wasn't the best he had ever kept - his handwriting was messier than in his previous notebook, his entries more sporadic - but he still grieved for every one of the hundred or so lost pages.

This incident made Tom appreciate how much notebook-keeping means to him: the act of putting pen to paper has always led him to write with an unvarnished, spur-of-the-moment honesty that he wouldn't achieve on-screen.

Here, Tom has assembled his favourite stories, fragments, moments and ideas from those notebooks, ranging from memories of his childhood to the revelation that 'There are two types of people in the world. People who fucking love maps, and people who don't.'

The result is a book redolent of the real stuff of life, shot through with Cox's trademark warmth and wit.

Additional information

Weight 252 g
Dimensions 204 × 207 × 19 mm
Author

Cox, Tom

Publisher

Unbound

Imprint

Unbound

Cover

Hardback

Pages

137

Language

English

Edition

0

Dewey

828.9209 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K