There is no need to be a crossword enthusiast to enjoy this quick-witted book. The cryptic crossword, chat peculiarly British pastime, provides the framework for Sandy Balfour’s recollections of a life spent in restless travel. Balfour hitchhiked to London from South Africa in 1983. He has yet to return. In self-imposed exile whilst seeking the place where he belonged, he also embarked nature of identity.