Mr Starlight Author:Laurie Graham The Boff brothers live at home with their Mam. They have a lav down the yard and a tin bath in front of the fire on club nights, but they are also rising stars at the Birmingham Welsh and the Rover Sports and Social. Cled tinkles the ivories while Sel slips on his gold lame' jacket and serenades the ladies. 'He could lift people out of themsel... more »ves', says Cled, 'and send them home happy, and thats why he got bookings while trained musicians went hungry'. When Sel tries his chances in America, Cled tags along, into a world of seguinned suits and mirrored ceilings, heart-shaped tubs and stretch limousines. And so, eventually, do the rest of the family.
But it's tough at the top and times change. the kids want rock'n'roll. Stars are dressing like bag ladies, and there's always some armchair gravedigger ou there waiting to bury you. And then there's family. You just never know what skeletons they're going to start dragging out of your walk-in closets. With her characteristic wit and wisdom, Laurie Graham brings us a touching celebration of show business sparkle and golden-hearted loyalty.« less