WINNER IN THE 2016 LAKELAND BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS (UK) - ZEFFERELLI'S PEOPLE AWARD
Thirty years after leaving his home in the Lake District of England for life in Australia, Mark MacLean gathers together the remnants of his youthful possessions and ships them back to Australia.
Five Boxes is the hilarious tale of unpacking those boxes of stuff: a story of lame trophies, mismatched collections, medieval dentistry, boring diaries, the village haircut, mopeds and submarines, school wine-tasting trips, politics, punk music and big sisters. But, mostly, this is a story of finding yourself.
Following on from his bestselling A Year Down the Drain, Mark MacLean’s new book is a delightful reflection on life then and now.