The gritterman the gritterman is the first book written and illustrated by orlando weeks the book will be published by particular books an imprint of penguin books and will be available in all good book shops the album is a companion to the book and stars paul whitehouse as the gritterman. Orlando weeks is describing the revelatory moment his father looked at the main character of the gritterman weekss first illustrated childrens book and saw his own dead father looking back . Orlando weeks studied illustration at brighton university before spending a decade in the band the maccabees in 2016 when the group decided to disband he set about writing the gritterman his first book. The gritterman is a beautiful little story about a man heading out to his last day of work as a gritter man around christmas the writing by former maccabees frontman orlando weeks shows weeks knack for lyrical storytelling but its still simple enough to read it together with a child and yes i think this is a beautiful story for a family reading. Orlando weeks the gritterman we talked to the former maccabees frontman about his latest multi disciplinary project when orlando weeks time with indie rock darlings the maccabees was coming to an end he decided to channel his creative energy into something else entirely
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