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On Agoraphobia



If we’re talking agoraphobia, we’re talking books. I slip between their covers, lose myself in the turn of one page, re-discover myself on the next. Reading is a game of hide-and-seek. Narrative and neurosis, uneasy bedfellows sleeping top to toe.

Praise for On Agoraphobia

‘A strange and many-headed work that melds personal experience with cultural criticism. . .thoughtful, humane and unjustly enjoyable.'

The Sunday Times

'Intellectually curious, emotionally bracing and immensely erudite.'

The Guardian


Praise for The Boy With The Perpetual Nervousness


'Passionate and courageous, insightful and humane, funny and moving, this is a wonderful book.'

David Nicholls, author of One Day


'A fascinating book, a hilarious book and a horrifying one...A book which blew me away and shook me to the core.'

Jonathan Coe

'Caveney writes with such robust, defiant attack that he never leaves the reader feeling like a prurient spy. His anger is blistering, any comedy not so much black as bile green. [He] tells the story of his life brilliantly.' 

Sunday Times

'Caveney's voice on the page is humane, big-hearted and without self pity...His book demands to be read.'


'Extraordinary...brilliantly detailed, vivid and frequently very funny...A remarkable feat.'

Editor's Choice, The Bookseller

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