Back Trouble

Author: Clare Chambers

On the brink of forty, newly single with a failed business, Philip thought he’d reached an all-time low. It only needed a discarded chip on a South London street to lay him literally flat.So, bedbound and bored, Philip naturally starts to write the story of his life. But the mundane catalogue of seaside holidays and bodged DIY, broken relationships and unspoken truths, rev….Read More

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