The Passion of Harry Bingo
Further Dispatches From Unreported Scotland
Quirky, hilarious, always engaging and often moving, The Passion of Harry Bingo enters the lives of some of Britain’s least known but most amazing characters. From Orkney to the Sussex coast they bring light and laughter into all our lives: the Sikh pipe band and Wall of Death riders, herring queens and drag queens, crazy golfers and Harry himself, still following Partick Thistle in his nineties. This second selection of Peter Ross’s sideways looks at life in Scotland – and beyond – follows the highly successful and acclaimed Daunderlust.
‘Funny, warm, humane and perceptive.’
‘Peter Ross is one of the finest feature writers working in Britain today. His new collection is terrific.’
‘Funny, moving essays on topics from crazy golf to rehab. Ross has a keen eye, ear and turn of phrase.’
‘Meticulous yet fiercely readable...’
-David Pollock, The List