Richard Leigh Harris grew up in Clifton, Bristol, during the 1960s and 70s. These memoirs and reminiscences chronicle his boyhood as an only child being brought up in a poor single-parent family living, ironically, in a well-heeled suburb.
His student years in Birmingham and Reading were followed by nearly three decades working as a musician, teacher and lecturer in Oxford and, most recently, a return to the city of his birth.
By turns wry, witty, playful and poignant, he reflects on his life through the eyes and ears of being a professional musician. Although frequently dark in tone, Richard Leigh Harris leavens his writing with quirky asides and observations – all of which add up to an idiosyncratic, yet candid and moving, volume of memoirs.