Top positive review
16 November 2019
Ah, my lovely hero, Billy C. I have read most of the books on Mr Connolly. His life runs strangely parallel to mine. We grew up in the same areas, he was my grandparents milkboy, lived later in a village they lived in. I was discouraged from listening to him by my parents ( read forbidden), making him all the more attractive. He’s 18 years older than me, foul mouthed, a comedic genius and used our language with all its Scottish beauty - I LOVED him. His humor and delivery had me laughing so hard I couldn’t breathe the first time I saw him. He married a New Zealander, and a smart one, second time around - so did I. I live away from my lovely Scotland too, but feel the same way as he does, mostly. I have taken my son, who is an enormous fan, to see him live here in NZ. At 16, he was in tears & hiccups laughing. So wonderful.
Read this book. Billy is a raconteur, a storyteller and an oral historian. Love him.