Bookseller Ray says "Two guileless friends live mundane lives playing board games. No Warriors, Whales or Apocaplypses to worry about here..just how to cope with life on a daily basis with gentle humour. The most uplifting, warm-hearted book of 2019"
'This is a beautiful work of art.' - Kit de Waal
'God what a voice Ronan has. It already feels like a cult classic.' - Donal Ryan
'...a charming, warm-hearted celebration of all that is treasurable about everyday life...' - Carrie O’Grady, The Guardian
LEONARD AND HUNGRY PAUL is the story of two friends who ordinarily would remain uncelebrated. It finds a value and specialness in them that is not immediately apparent and prompts the idea that maybe we could learn from the people that we overlook in life. Leonard and Hungry Paul change the world differently to the rest of us: we try and change it by effort and force; they change it by discovering the small things they can do well and offering them to others.
'The figure in Munch's painting isn't actually screaming!' Hungry Paul said. 'Really, are you sure?' replied Leonard. 'Absolutely. That's the whole thing. The figure is actually closing his ears to block out a scream. Isn't that amazing? A painting can be so misunderstood and still become so famous.'