The Press deeply regrets having to report the death of Derrick Buttress, one of its most cherished authors. Shoestring published Derrick’s wonderful memoirs of his working-class upbringing in Nottingham, Broxtowe Boy and Music While You Work, as well as five collections of his poetry, Waiting for the Invasion, My Life as a Minor Character, Destinations, Welcome to the Bike Factory, and, most recently, The Orthopaedic Hospital Great Escape. We also published a collection of his short fiction, Sing to Me.
A filler appreciation of this unfailingly shrewd, witty, generous-hearted observer of the human scene will appear at a later date.
All are invited to Derrick’s funeral:
Date: Thursday, 22 December 2016
Venue: Southern Cemetery and Crematorium (Wilford Hill), Loughborough Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7FE