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Green Leaves of Nottingham Paperback – 7 Jan 1972

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Product details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan; New edition edition (7 Jan. 1972)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330028863
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330028868
  • Product Dimensions: 18.2 x 11.4 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,552,842 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1970s realist fiction set in Nottingham

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Format: Paperback
A likable blast through a few turbulent weeks in the criminal underworld of not too long ago Nottingham, The Green Leaves of Nottingham is never deep in its characterizations, or especially complex of plot, yet these can be forgiven by the tender age of the author, who was incredibly only fourteen when he wrote it.

Despite the grimness of the story, of a juvenile delinquents inevitable slide back into crime after a stint in Borstal, McGrath was evidently in love with the urban wiles of nottingham and district areas, furnishing the book with rich descriptions of the locale; however, this may be less appreciated by those unlike I who are not as fortunate to count Nottingham as their home town.

A tautly paced, flawed gem of a novel.
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Format: Hardcover
This is quite a likeable story - as one who comes from Nottingham - and it is written for the 1970's reading audience. Pacy, slightly edgy, dealing with themes concerning the descent into criminality - all with local landmarks as the backdrop.
Therein lies the issue of the three stars - this book is not of the same calibre as 'Saturday Night And Sunday Morning'. It was written for a different audience even though there is less than 15 years between them. McGrath tries for the same gritty realism as Sillitoe, but the world had changed too much for such a literary device to be effective and I was left with the impression that this book has ended up as 'pulp' fiction.
Enjoyable but, sadly, disposable.
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