I found myself laughing till the tears ran down my cheeks ... it is all horribly true to life ... a most excellent book and no one should miss it (Auberon Waugh
Painfully comical and well observed ... the constant frissons of anxiety and embarassment make it all the funnier (SUNDAY TIMES
Beryl Bainbridge is a genuine original, with a macabre imagination and a wonderful gift for catching tones of speech (NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS
* A gripping thriller based on a real life event (the Balcombe Street siege)
About the Author
Beryl Bainbridge wrote seventeen novels, two travel books and five plays for stage and television, she was shortlisted for the Booker Prize five times, and won literary awards including the Whitbread Prize and the Author of the Year Award at the British Book Awards. She died in July 2010.