I just finished reading Falling and Laughing and I thought it was just the most beautiful, moving book I've read in a long time. Extremely moving with ever being mawkish and an extremely powerful evocation of the power and momentum that love and determination can create.
Congratulations, Grace, on a wonderful, heart-breaking but ultimately redemptive piece of work.
So many connections - I was a teenager in Glagsgow at the time of Postcard Records and always been into Edwyn/Roddy and co.'s music - the early part of the book brought a lot of nostalgic memories of that time.
Also been interested in birds all my life and owned the AA Book of British Birds as a boy - the one that the illustrations in the book were drawn from - and spent a lot of my boyhood and teenage years in Sutherland too.
Congratulations again on a brilliant book and I cannot express my admiration for the courage and determination you both showed to pull Edwyn through the shit.
Stroll on, son