Monday, 6 March 2017

Baron's Court, All Change - Terry Taylor

A young man's diary about London
....the darker side of London....


FOUR SQUARE BOOKS 1231
FIRST FOUR SQUARE EDITION 1965
LONDON, UK
FIRST PUBLISHED IN HARDBACK BY MACGIBBON & KEE 1961

'The place where I live is called Greater London. To get to the London which isn't so great you have to board a tube train which goes on a twenty minute journey above ground till you come to a station called Baron's Court...At that point, where the train first goes into the tunnel, you are leaving Greater London, where the natives starve themselves to buy a new car...and enter the manor of the real London'.

The hero of this novel, a shocking engaging teenage refugee from Greater London, recounts his experiences of the real London. Here he joins a Spiritualist group where he finds a woman who supervises his initiation into more earthly mysteries. A meeting in a jazz club leads him into partnership with a dope peddlar. From then on things begin to move fast-too fast...

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