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Book Description

Published by MacGibbon & Kee, London, UK, 1959. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket very good +. First Edition. first impression. Wrapper has light wear. Internally fine
Dealer Notes
Novel about the life of a British youth in the 1950s and the social influences on teens of that era. The novel is the second of MacInnes' London Trilogy, coming after City of Spades (1958) and before Mr. Love and Justice (1960). These novels are each self-contained, with no shared characters.
The novel is written from the first-person perspective of a teenage freelance photographer, who lives in a rundown yet vibrant part of West London he calls Napoli. The area is home to a large number of Caribbean immigrants, as well as English people on the margins of society, such as homosexuals and drug addicts.

The themes of the novel are the narrator's opinions on the newly formed youth culture and its fixation on clothes and jazz music, his love for his ex-girlfriend Crêpe Suzette, the illness of his father, and simmering racial tensions in the summer of the Notting Hill race riots.
Author MacInnes, Colin
Date 1959
Binding Hardback
Publisher Macgibbon & Kee
Illustrator N/A
Condition Very Good Plus
Pages 223

Price: £225.00

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