Obstacles to Young Love (book)


From one of the greatest comedic writers of a generation comes a story of love, faith and taxidermy. 'Three mighty obstacles threaten the burgeoning love of childhood sweethearts Timothy Pickering and Naomi Walls. They are Steven Venables, a dead curlew and God.' 1978: Two lovers perch precariously on the cusp of adulthood. Timothy's life ambition is to take on his father's taxidermy business; while Naomi dreams of a career on stage. Across the decades their lives continue to interweave, and occasionally cross -- bound by the pull of intoxicating first love. But will their destinies ultimately unite them? Nobbs moves his exceptional comic talent to a new-found depth. Memorable and moving, a tale of love won and love lost. You will never look at the art of taxidermy in the same way again. [1]