"Cedilla" continues the history of John Cromer begun by "Pilcrow", described by the "London Review of Books" as "peculiar, original, utterly idiosyncratic" and by the "Sunday Times" as "truly exhilarating". In "Cedilla" John Cromer, the classic outsider - a gay, wheelchair-bound teenager - launches himself into the world of mainstream education, from grammar school to Cambridge in the early 1970s, and comes upon deeper joys, subtler setbacks. John observes everything, from the recipes of the time to the behaviour of a vast and entertaining cast of characters, including his fellow students and long-suffering parents. He even manages to take a trip to India, to visit the ashram of his guru, and details his obsessions with the popular culture of the early seventies in devastatingly funny detail. "Cedilla" is an epic of detailed observation and a life-changing read.