Books In The Wild

Books In The Wild
1. to share and explore books with those we know and those we haven't yet met.
2. to explore the journey a book takes us on.
3. to release books in to the wild.

12 October 2012

The Wrong Boy by Willy Russell

Post to come ...
I left The Wrong Boy in a safe pair of hands in brilliant sunshine. But, within half an hour of leaving it the heavens opened and England's default weather position took hold. Given the theme of the book it seems sad, if not apt, if it wasn't claimed before the deluge. I'm hoping that, even if it was caught in the rain, some kind soul will rescue it, dry it out and give it a second chance.

Willy Russell's, The Wrong Boy, was left by Books in the Wild with the statue of Winston Churchill, Bond Street, London.
A safe pair of hands.



  1. Oh my goodness, my boyfriend's workmate found it and gave it to me as I'm an avid reader. It survived the rain! I loved it, so much so... I've literally just finished it and needed to find the blogspot immediately! What a brilliant book...

  2. I'm so glad it was found and passd on to a safe and appreciative pair of hands. And I'm so pleased you enjoyed it. I read it for the first time many years ago and it haunted me for a long time, a book that is both achingly funny and heart-breakingly sad at the same time. Please thank your boyfriend's workmate for entering into the spirit of Books in the Wild and passing it on. It's also given me the kick I needed to actually finish writing the posts on the last lot of books released!
    Will you be leaving it to be found again? Please let me know if you do...
    Best wishes

  3. My boyfriend is a bronze restorer! They were doing maintenance work on 'The Allies'... Didn't get what you meant by 'safe pair of hands' so photo was a nice touch!

    I'm still feeling moved by 'The Wrong Boy', your comments are spot on!! It was a slow burner for me at first but really picked up momentum and I finished the last third in a day or so. It's going to a friend next and then the workmate's girlfriend, who I shall encourage to 'release it'.