Grayson Perry: Portrait of The Artist As a Young Girl

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The point of this funny yet unsettling autobiography by a provocative artist who emerged in his twenties as a potter and a transvestite, is that we don’t have to fit in. It’s a lifeline for young boys who feel different.

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Grayson Perry, the controversial winner of the 2003 Turner Prize, is best known as a ceramic artist, but he also works with embroidery and photography. He lives in London and is married with a daughter. Wendy Jones is a teacher and a writer.

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"The most remarkable aspect of Grayson Perry's biography is the resilience of the human spirit to which it testifies... There are lovely moments in this book and what really comes across is what a lovely man Grayson Perry is" Literary Review "Gripping and splinter-sharp account of the Turner prize-winning potter's early life and artistic growth" Sunday Times "[A] delightful autobiography... this short charming book ought to be required reading for anyone with artistic ambitions. For everyone else, it can be enjoyed simply as one of those heartwarming tales of happiness and success wrested from the jaws of potential disaster" Mail on Sunday "One of the most gripping and intelligent accounts of an artist's growth I have ever read" -- John Carey Sunday Times "Charming... oddly reminiscent of Nigel Slater's recent book, Toast" Saturday Herald

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