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



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Comment by Glenn Airey on September 14, 2009 at 18:22
I turned the final page exactly five minutes ago and I can only join in the chorus of praise. As a great admirer of Edwyn, I was keen to read the book in any case to see how the lad's been getting on. The fact that it's so charmingly written, level-headed and engaging is a major bonus! Congratulations Grace, good luck to all the family and thanks Edwyn for all those terrific records (and a willingly-signed autograph many years ago!) xxx
Comment by Administrator on September 3, 2009 at 22:03
Thanks Greg and Sean. I can't tell you how it feels to get this lovely feedback. As for the back cover photo of Will and his dad, when he first saw the book, he turned it over silently, saw the pic and went, "There's the money shot..."
Comment by Sean Guthrie on August 27, 2009 at 19:56
I echo Greg's comments on this. Just off the train back to Glasgow from Largs where I wanted the driver to slow up so I could finish the book in peace as the sky grew greyer. I'd been visiting my mum, who had a severe stroke at the age of 70 last year and is buoyed by every report I deliver regarding Edwyn's activities.
It's a fabulous book (and the back cover photo is possibly the sweetest I've ever seen). Saw Edwyn at T In The Park (reviewed it in fact for the (Glasgow) Herald website straight after The Mars Volta!) and was astounded.
Good luck to the three of you and everyone looks forward to your future adventures.
Comment by Edwyn Collins on August 27, 2009 at 17:54
Hello Greg Grace 's book is amazing, I agree. Cheerio for now,
Love Edwyn


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