Saturday, 22 April 2017

The Salt Of The Hide - Betty Singleton

Astonishing...a bitter terrifying novel of wild teenage delinquents


ACE BOOKS (UK) H443
FIRST PRINTING 1961
LONDON, UK
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN HARDBACK BY ROBERT HALE 1958

Miss Singleton takes on the problem of the Teddy Boy...The atmosphere of slum and youth club is well done and here is a book clearly with its heart in the right place.
-NEWS CHRONICLE

What makes a Teddy Boy? This realistic yet compassionate novel illustrates the immense difficulties facing those trying to help boys who are the victims not only of themselves but of bad surroundings and associates. Effective blend of story with topical social problems.
-SUNDAY TIMES

The humanity behind the story is genuine, the story itself is moving and leaves a lasting impression.
-BOOKS AND BOOKMEN

Miss Singleton shows an astounding familiarity with the argot of teenage gangsters...as modern as a two-tone convertible...A remarkable novel.
-THE TABLET

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