Sunday, 14 May 2017

The Leather Boys - Eliot George

They didn't have to look for trouble- they made it


FOUR SQUARE BOOKS 813
FIRST PRINTING 1963
LONDON, UK
FIRST PUBLISHED IN HARDBACK BY ANTHONY BLOND 1961

The boys on the bikes.

The boys who do a ton on the by-pass.

Aimless, lawless, sometimes cowardly and vain, they spend a packet on their clothes and hair-styles.

Working-class boys with big wages, and nothing much to do with their money.

This is the story of two of them, Dick and Reggie.

Reggie was the married one-he was only seventeen when he got tied up and just didn't know what it was all about. He left his wife and went to stay with Dick, and the relationship that developed between them was just too hot to handle.

This is a book with a vicious kick to it. Here are the problems of delinquent youth which growl and grumble under the facade of our society, threatening to blow it sky-high. You have read about these boys in the newspapers; this book takes you right there with them; under their leather jackets-under their skins.

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