The Most Difficult Thing Ever

Established in 2010: The Most Difficult Thing Ever is one of the top ten writer’s blogs in the UK according to The Most Difficult Thing Ever won Best Writing at the 2012 Blog North Awards. 

“With a pared-down style and brusque, forthright diction, Kevin Boniface writes in an accessible language that is by turns precisely observant, enigmatic and surreal. The typical Boniface piece - or slice from his postman's life - is an exercise in sophisticated simplicity, in which relatively spare language acquires remarkable depth, and every word seems measured to the millimeter. He makes us see ordinary things not necessarily in a new light, but in a light that we had not noticed before.”

Austin Collings


Books / Blogs / Podcasts

Paperback: 168 pages 

Publisher: West View Study Centre (17 Dec. 2013) 

ISBN-10: 0992714400 

ISBN-13: 978-0992714406 

Product Dimensions: 13.6 x 1.4 x 19.8 cm

Recorded Delivery

A 2016 Yorkshire Festival commission which saw Kevin Boniface expand his critical walking practice into less familiar areas of Yorkshire:

Lost in the Post

A collaboration between Kevin Boniface and photographers Jo and Christoph Shaw. 

Briefly No.1 in the Guardian best seller list.

"Lost in the Post will be a cult classic"  The Independent.


Hardcover: 160 pages

Publisher: Old Street Publishing (1 Sept. 2008)

ISBN-10: 19054753X

ISBN-13: 978-1905847532

Product Dimensions: 18.6 x 1.6 x 12.8 cm

Back 2 Front 

Chapter 1: Vincent Paints His Door (Royal Blue)

Chapter 2: Huddersfield Glove Watch

Chapter 3: The Postmaster and the Perfectly Decent Girl

Chapter 4: Keeping the Cream Alive


A limited edition 'concertina' book. 

Hardcover: 43 pages.

Self-published by the Author

Where Are You? ’05: A Postman’s Diary

A collaboration with photographers Jo and Christoph Shaw to accompany the exhibition of the same name at Lichtaffen Gallery, London.


Paperback: 100 pages

Publisher: Lichtaffen

ISBN-10: 0955061806

ISBN-13 978-0955061806

Product Dimensions: 35.2 x 26.6 x 3.6 cm

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Round About Town

“I see the waxwings again. This time they are in the tree by the flats where the skinny Asian man with the grey jeans and studded belt is trying to gain access by shouting Raymond.” —Sunday, 23 January 2011

For the last eight years Kevin Boniface has been writing succinct descriptions of events and incidents that have taken place whilst out and about on his postal round, his daily route taking him from the main sorting of ce to the streets and outlying neighbourhoods above the town.

In these commentaries and records nothing seems to be typical—engaged and disconnected conversations, the observed and the overheard—the everyday activity of life on the move.

With 58 black and white photographs.


March 2018
128 pages, 234 x 142mm

Paperback with flaps Price £12.00
ISBN 978 1 910010 18 1