Elegy For a Lost Bookshop

Published in a limited edition by Five Leaves Press

A tender, irreverent memoir about Rod Madocks’ time as a staff member of  one of Nottingham’s most famous bookshops  – Sisson & Parker – a former city landmark and institution in its own right. This fabulous establishment was once seemingly known to all but which is now totally vanished. Madocks evokes the atmosphere of what it was like to work there in that vivid, turbulent era of the early 1970s and looks back at not only a departed bookshop but also a lost version of his younger more hopeful self.

Rod Madocks is the Nottingham-based author of two novels, a short story collection and the social commentary Our Tan: Memoir Of A Destroyed Life (2018). His most recent work is a celebration of the World War Two poet, Sidney Keyes :  See You In Valhalla: A Centenary Tribute To Sidney Keyes (2022) and a memoir about his strange and scary African childhood: Muzungu: A Rhodesian Testament. (2022).

“Rod Madocks’ work is ….refreshingly authentic … fascinating and intimate.” Stand Magazine.


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