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Parthian Books

Head in the Clouds: Memories and Reflections

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'Boyd Clack is a brilliant writer and actor, truly unique, a genius by any definition of the word. Head in The Clouds is work of depth, insight, humanity and sparkling wit.  You would be crazy not to buy it.' – Rhys Ifans 


‘I love Boyd’s unique take on life. A wonderful, thoughtful and rewarding read.’ – Rob Brydon

‘Boyd is our wisest Holy Fool - A beautiful loser who has won the hearts of thousands.’ – Gary Owen

Head in the Clouds: Memories and Reflections is the long-awaited sequel to Boyd Clack’s acclaimed first memoir Kisses Sweeter Than Wine. Made up of 100 Facebook posts, the book blends prose with selected poems to share tales from the stage, from the Welsh valleys and from the founder of The League of Middle Aged Destroyed Men.

Boyd examines the merits of snail racing, suggests what to say when meeting an ugly baby and explores ageing, love and death. His reflections are based on years of observing the common beauty found in people, animals and trees all of which form what he calls ‘The River of Souls’.

author photo Boyd Clack is an actor, writer, singer/songwriter from Tonyrefail in the South Wales Valleys. He is perhaps best known as the creator, writer and leading actor of the many series of classic BBC sitcoms Bafta winning Satellite City and High Hopes. He has also had an extensive career on stage, film, and TV including National Theatres (Canada, England, Wales); Twin Town, Under Milk Wood (film) and recently The Green Hollow and Keeping Faith (TV). Boyd is Patron of New Horizons – Mental Health charity and together with his partner actress and scriptwriter Kirsten Jones joint Patron of the Royal Commonwealth Society of Wales, Cardiff Mini Film Festival and Greyhound Rescue Wales.