The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle by Matt Cain
The Secret life of Albert Entwistle is a captivating novel that may have not made sense even twenty years ago. Set in the Lancashire I know, the story of Albert helps us to reflect on friendship, acceptance and the changes that have happened during that time.
Matt Cain has skilfully drawn our attention to the struggles and experiences LGBT individuals have faced in the past and today, but also how society has changed to embrace and celebrate diversity.
The story is totalling engaging and takes you on a journey where the characters and locations are vividly accurate. As the chapters unfold the story brings tears of joy, laughter and poignant reflections. 433 pages of sheer bliss!
I read it in one sitting. I implore Matt Cain to write a sequel because Albert has so much more to say, he now lives in my head! It is a compelling tale of hope and discovery that many will identify with.
Peter Johnson for Canal St Online.
Published: 12-Apr-2021 (6183)