BOOK OF THE WEEK: Matchstick Man by Julia Kelly
The team at Bookmark in Spalding present their choice for this week:
Julia Kelly met a charismatic and successful artist, Charlie Whisker, while she was working on her first novel. He was twenty years older than her.
Their relationship was passionate and extraordinary; each of them inspired the other. Their friends were writers, artists and rock stars; they lived a glamorous life of exhibitions, parties and concerts. They became parents to a daughter they adored.
But Charlie suddenly changed, becoming hopelessly forgetful, angry and confused. This is an unbearably honest, unsentimental and heartbreaking description of a brilliant man’s mental disintegration and its effects on his family. Charlie’s disturbing behaviour is described in a series of terrible, understated revelations.
An unforgettable telling of a story that will be familiar to many thousands of people in the UK and Ireland.
Matchstick Man (RRP £8.99) is available at Bookmark in The Crescent, Spalding, at £6.99. There's a further 20% off with the voucher in this week's Spalding Guardian (on sale until May 22).