Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Kindle Price: £1.00

Save £10.99 (92%)

includes VAT*
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Clapham Lights by [Canty, Tom]
Kindle App Ad

Clapham Lights Kindle Edition

4.8 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
£1.00

Kindle Books from 99p
Load up your Kindle library before your next holiday -- browse over 500 Kindle Books on sale from 99p until 31 August, 2016. Shop now

Product Description

About the Author

Tom Canty was born in Dartford, Kent in 1981 and attended Dartford Grammar School and the University of East Anglia. Clapham Lights is his first novel. He lives in London.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1347 KB
  • Print Length: 326 pages
  • Publisher: Silvertail Books (25 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C2UORJQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #141,643 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images or tell us about a lower price?

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
As an East Anglian that moved to London in 2008 and now lives in Clapham, I thought this book would be right up my alley. And I wasn't wrong.

Clapham Lights is a very funny and accessible read that I ripped through in a few days. Some of the smaller details about being a young, urban male getting a foothold in London are very evocative and can only have been written by someone who has lived the experience.

The novel reminded me of the reckless younger brother of John Lanchester's excellent 'Capital'.

Highly recommended.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I bought this after reading an article in the Telegraph ([...]). I wasn't sure what to expect but I really enjoyed the dry humour and the way it captures an era. Like many others, I'd been told that a University degree was a 'meal ticket for life', so was unprepared for recession, joblessness and debt when I graduated. Like Mark and Craig, my response was to take a rubbish job, party on regardless and wait for the whole thing to 'blow over'. The book describes this era with a level of detail and humour that can only come from first-hand experience. Ultimately though, the recession could no longer be ignored and this is illustrated in a heart-pounding climax, which is so powerful because you feel like you know Craig and Mark as friends. Recommended.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Have just finished Clapham Lights and I can certainly recommend it to anyone who wants a good laugh and a really enjoyable read. There were certainly some laugh out loud moments, especially the job interview. Can't wait to see what happens to Mark and Craig next. Let's hope that Tom Canty keeps writing like this and if he does I for one will certainly be a follower
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
After a slow start and a very unlikeable main character this starts to get in its stride half way through. Its hard to decide what sort of genre this sits under but I'm glad I stuck with it till the end. Be happy to read more from this author,
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
If you are between 20 and 35 and have lived in London, then you'll probably love this book. It's a great parody of the lifestyle and characters that you'd have encountered over the last few years in the capital.

The story centres around Mark, a confident yet incompetent low-level employee in the financial sector - and his house mate, Craig, an estate agent struggling to make a sale. Largely thanks to the recession and his hapless ego-maniac boss.

The book follows their adventures in money, women, and booze. With most of the results coming in the latter category. The dialogue is sharp and funny, and the satirical slant on companies, the media, and celebrities is genuinely laugh-out-loud funny at times.

Whilst it's a comedy novel, the author still managers to weave a compelling story and make you care about the characters all the way to the finale.

This is a book I will read again, and I don't say that often.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This is the first book by Tom Canty and I read it as a result of recommendations. Although, not my normal “read”, I really enjoyed both the story and the style of writing. It is ultimately a story of friendship but along the way the main characters share many adventures in this light-hearted, well written amusing story. I see that Tom is writing for television I can see this book being produced as a television series. Really enjoyable and look forward to next book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Clapham Lights was recommended to me by a colleague and I wouldn't hesitate to pass on the recommendation. I even had to find a quiet room at work to hide in to finish the last two chapters because I couldn't wait until the end of the day! Set as the British economy first begins to meltdown (think back to when we first heard that term credit crunch - did we think they'd still be going on about it this many years later?) the benefit of hindsight afforded to the reader makes the various predicaments the main characters get in to even funnier. The way the writer recalls little details about the mid-late noughties in London is really evocative and in this sense reminded me of David Nicholls' One Day. This book is a great read for anyone who wants to laugh out loud at a story of drunken nights, crappy jobs and delusions of grandeur.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I suspect there are some more acerbic novels to come from Tom Canty as his observations of modern city life find their target, but this first is just good fun! There is something of a male Bridget Jones about his leading characters whose blundering through pre credit squeeze London life is neither innocent nor blameworthy. Bankers and Estate Agents are easy but amusing targets, with recruitment agencies faring no better.

Today's graduates take note - it's certainly no easier out there!
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

click to open popover