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'Mesmerising . . . an extraordinary piece of writing.' - The i paper

'A book that has the rare quality of being both poetic and accessible . . . missing Delicacy would be a huge mistake.' - Guardian

'A book that gets wiser, darker, and more brutally truthful every time you turn the page. Word of mouth is slowly turning it into a passionately recommended cult hit. A book you give a friend in trouble.' - Caitlin Moran

'Hilarious . . . heartbreaking.' - The Observer

'A layer cake of truth, pain and wisdom iced with charm. I loved it.' - Sue Perkins


From award-winning comedian and writer Katy Wix comes Delicacy - a different kind of memoir from an astonishing new voice. Twenty-one snapshots of a life - some staccato, raw and shocking, some expansive, meditative, and profound, underpinned with moments of startling humour that shatter the darkness - all beginning with a single memory. A memory of cake.

The sickly royal icing marked the moment Katy found her voice. The madeira cake was the sun her group therapy sessions orbited. The 'missing cake' from a lost holiday has never let go. The Bara brith eaten in hospital after a life-altering car crash was as tough as the metal that hit her. The supermarket rock cake was where she 'practised wanting'.

Shocking, raw, darkly funny and deeply humane, Katy Wix's exploration of trauma, grief, addiction, love, loss, memory and hope is truly unforgettable.

'Painfully raw and incredibly funny' - Simon Amstell

'A book that offers many pleasures . . . hectically funny, eloquently angry.' - TLS

'Katy sees the world like no one else and deciphers it with extraordinary beauty. Delicacy took my breath away' - Lolly Adefope

'Heartbreaking, ridiculously clever and laugh out loud funny. One of the best books on trauma I've ever read'
- Scarlett Curtis

Kate Wix: Delicacy

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