"Nanny Knows Best!" is a light-hearted comic novel set in the early years of Thatcher's Britain. It charts the lives and loves of six students as they enter the 'real world'.
So what do you do in a society increasingly materialistic and polarised between the 'have-nots' and the 'don't-give-a-damns'? Those characters who try to do something socially worthwhile are soon defeated or despondent. Those less morally scrupulous characters find themselves having a great time. Does this seem familiar?
If the grandfather of this literary novel is Laurence Sterne, the father must be B.S.Johnson, whose experiments with the novel form enlivened the 1960s. Textual figures, drawings, maps, diagrams and even the notorious 'Gotcha' banner at the time of the Falklands expedition, provide a visual commentary on the times.
Simon Fletcher has also written the following collections of poetry, published by Pennine Pens: The Occasions of Love, Email From The Provinces and Some Fine Old Ways to Save Your Life .