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City Books Present: Henry Normal – A Normal Family

Wednesday 13th June 2018 - Starts 7pm



‘Everyday Adventures with Our Autistic Son’

Johnny is nineteen. He likes music, art and going to the beach. He is also autistic– he will probably never get a job, never have a girlfriend, never leave home. And over the last nineteen years this is what his father, TV producer and comedy writer Henry Normal and his wife Angela have been trying to come to terms with.

Radio 4 comedian Henry Normal is an English poet, writer, broadcaster and film and television producer. He has written two award-winning Radio 4 shows: A Normal Life and A Normal Family. He co-wrote The Royle Family with Caroline Aherne and Craig Cash, and set up Baby Cow Productions with Steve Coogan.

Henry and Angela take alternate chapters to tell the story of the hope, the despair and the messy, honest, sometimes very funny day to day world it brings – as well as being an uplifting, warm, tender and optimistic book about an unconditional, unconventional love between a father, a mother and a son.

Angela Pell is a writer for film and TV whose credits include Snow Cake and the upcoming adaptation of Naoki Higashida and David Mitchell’s The Reason I Jump.