Hangover Square

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Publisher Description

The seventy-fifth anniversary edition, with a new introduction by Anthony Quinn.

'I recommend Hamilton at every opportunity, because he was such a wonderful writer and yet is rather under-read today. All his novels are terrific' Sarah Waters

'If you were looking to fly from Dickens to Martin Amis with just one overnight stop, then Hamilton is your man' Nick Hornby

Patrick Hamilton's novels were the inspiration for Matthew Bourne's new dance theatre production, The Midnight Bell.

London, 1939, and in the grimy publands of Earls Court, George Harvey Bone is pursuing a helpless infatuation. Netta is cool, contemptuous and hopelessly desirable to George. George is adrift in a drunken hell, except in his 'dead' moments, when something goes click in his head and he realises, without a doubt, that he must kill her. In the darkly comic Hangover Square Patrick Hamilton brilliantly evokes a seedy, fog-bound world of saloon bars, lodging houses and boozing philosophers, immortalising the slang and conversational tone of a whole generation and capturing the premonitions of doom that pervaded London life in the months before the war.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2016
4 August
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
416
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown Book Group
SIZE
1.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Col. Russel ,

Disappointing

Patrick Hamilton is an admired writer, it must be because of his other books. I could not relate this largely plotless and characterless work to the enthusiastic Introduction and doubt if I will read any more of the writer’s work.

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