A London house. A warren of rooms. The tenants refuse to budge. A comic novel about a tragic, and grotesque world presided over by an elderly showman with delusional plans about the future. A Captain Ahab in an attic flat caring for a younger woman, he tries to enlist the help of another tenant. This anarchic young man records his every move and the lives of those around him. Like England, the house is built on shifting foundations and shaky dreams.
The cream of Britain's poets are getting murdered. Victor Priest takes on two assistants to help investigate. In a hilarious and dramatic denoument the criminal is discovered. Priest hires two assistants to help track the criminal. Despite their unconventional and hilarious behaviour they bring the case to a dramatic conclusion.
Cleaning Up is a gritty, contemporary, urban drama told through the parallel and intertwined lives of its three main characters; a teenage boy adrift on the city s drug raddled estates; a young ambitious policeman assigned to investigate local organised crime s link to the city s drug trade and a youth worker whose job brings him into constant contact with aspects of both worlds.
Samuel Beckett watching the final rehearsal of Krapp's Last Tape and its effects on the production team, climaxing in a final tragic event. A psychological drama of great intensity.
Narrated in the first person this is an account of the savage journey of a man who has not only been brushed by mortality but who is still in the process of trying to wrestle it to the ground
Czechoslovakia 1938-39. The annexation of the Sudetenland by Nazi Germany, its catastrophic effect on a family living in Prague, the political fallout of appeasement. The book ends with the invasion of Czrchoslovakia in March 1939.