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Sparrow Hall By John Aspinall

Sparrow Hall by John Aspinall

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When Damien Frobisher, a well-meaning upper-class socialist, inherits Sparrow Hall his domineering, sexually voracious wife Julie insists they found a commune there. However, the growing group of losers and oddballs, and Julie's conspicuous affairs, force Damien further into his shell.

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Sparrow Hall by John Aspinall

When his parents and uncle - a fatal triangle - self-destruct in 1982, Damien Frobisher, a well-meaning upper class socialist, inherits the huge, run-down Sparrow Hall. Damien would be more than happy to sell his embarassing inheritance to developers, but his domineering and sexually voracious wife Julie sees this as the perfect opportunity to found a commune, based on the socialist principles close to both their hearts. However the illassorted group of losers and oddballs they manage to assemble seems doomed from the outset. As anarchy becomes the new policy and then New Ageism begins to creep in, Julie's affairs and barely concealed contempt for her husband force Damien to retreat even further into his shell, until the Sparrow Hall community implodes once again in a fatal fire. But was it an accident, murder, or suicide?

Sparrow Hall Reviews

'Immensely vivacious... very, very funny indeed' - Pete Davies, Open Book, BBC Radio 4 'A darkly funny look at package holiday hell that makes for perfect summer reading' - Mirror 'Deadpan delivery ensures that this novel really hits the mark... Entertaining, informative and occasionally laugh-out-loud funny, this is an ambitious, well-written novel' - Marie Claire 'Darkly comic... a brisk, entertaining tale' - Hepzibah Anderson, Daily Mail 'An absolute joy... [it] packs a powerful observational punch' - Dublin Evening Herald 'Highly amusing... A lively debut.' - Neil Anderson, Big Issue in the North

About John Aspinall

John Brian Aspinall was born in 1939 and grew up in Rochdale. After reading History at Oxford he taught English in comprehensive schools around England, and now lives in France. His poetry has been published in various magazines and he is the author of one previous novel, GRINGO SOUP, published by Sceptre in 2001 to critical acclaim.

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Sparrow Hall by John Aspinall
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