A christmas present that proved to be much more than just a book. My best friend brought it for me as it is rumoured that it will be made into a film later this year and he wanted me to read it before this happens. It starts as a love story and ends as an elegy. It is a story of love, life, art and relationships and is a pure and detailed personal account of an important person and period of Smith’s life, written so vividly even though over 30 years have passed. A great book that I strongly recommend to audiences of all ages.