When Goose's parents are killed in a car crash on Christmas Eve, his life changes utterly. Living with his increasingly senile Nan, his dog Mutt is the only thing keeping him sane. His only other friend is Frank, a former friend of his father. Frank's own life is falling apart and he has recruited Goose to help him carry out petty theft around the city.
A year to the day since the accident that changed his life, Goose meets Anthony, a strange man who has forgotten who he is, but seems to know more about others than they know about themselves. When Mutt goes missing, Goose has no choice but to rely on Anthony to help find him.
In an adventure that draws in Frank, Goose follows Anthony across Manchester. But at the centre of the mystery is Anthony himself: Who is he? How does he know so much? And can he help Goose and the others find what they're searching for?
A major film starred Eddie Izzard.
This is a fascinating story with a real feel good factor in the twist at the end. It is beautifully read by Eddie Izzard. Well worth listening to. I have seen the film and the ending of the book is slightly different but better in my view.
A well written Christmas wonder. The many different characters are brought to life by Eddie Izzard's exceptional performance.
I wish there were more books read by Eddie Izzard.