Wednesday, 10 May 2017

The Day Of The Sardine - Sid Chaplin

'A NOVEL WHICH NOBODY SHOULD MISS'
-SUNDAY TIMES


PANTHER BOOKS 1895
FIRST PRINTING AUGUST 1965
LONDON, UK
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN HARDBACK BY EYRE & SPOTTISWOODE 1961

Arthur thinks most people live like sardines and are easily caught. But at sixteen he doesn't want to be packed head to tail, tail to head, into a tin coffin. He wants to be 'Somebody'. He wants to get away from home where his mother has taken up with the lodger, to dress how he wants, to do as he wishes. But being 'Somebody' for Arthur means joining a gang, being a bum, and an adulterer, and eventually, involvement in a murder.

'A FINE FULL-BLOODED NOVEL...RICH, VIVID'
-Sunday Telegraph

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