Author: Kevin Boniface
Design & Publication:
West View Study Centre

Publication Date: Dec 2013
Format: Paperback & Audio CD
(198mm x 136mm)
in Clear Plastic Dust Jacket
Section Sewn
Printing: Digital
Categories: Humour, Diary
& Field Recordings

ISBN: 9780992714406

In stock


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~ • Synopsis • ~

Journal of Huddersfield based postman and artist, Kevin Boniface. Covering the period between 2010 and 2013, it documents the difficult and the disparate: going up to Julie’s because she’s got a seat outside, walking on frozen dog piss, leaning on a broken fence in sportswear, touring Scotland by coach, contemplating Mrs Begum’s lampshade, wearing a green bathrobe in lieu of a coat. Yoga for pregnancy, following a large hare, Mrs Lister’s clematis, and more. The Most Difficult Thing Ever won Best Writing at the Blog North Awards 2012.

168 pages of text with black and white photographs,
and an audio CD
featuring 80 short readings and field recordings.

Kevin Boniface has two previously published works:
Where Are You? A Postman’s Diary, Lichtaffen, 2005
Lost in the Post, Old Street Publishing, 2008


~ • Praise For The Most Difficult Thing Ever and Kevin Boniface • ~

“Completely brilliant.”
Graham Rawle, artist and author of Woman’s World and The Card

“Mixing the banal with the insane.”
Joanna Byrne, The Manchester Review

The Most Difficult Thing Ever is a wonderfully dry blog chronicling the scenes and daily routines encountered along a West Yorkshire post route. Expect overheard dialogue between neighbours in their front gardens, Elvis impersonators at the local and camera phone snaps of naughty graffiti.”

“A revealing miniature glimpse of ‘ordinary’ life.”
The Guardian

“Britain at its most odd and its most ordinary.”
The Huddersfield Examiner

Lost in the Post will be a cult classic.”
The Independent

Side-splittingly funny.