Tragic and hilarious in equal measure, Tim Lott's story of Charlie and Maureen Buck's ailing marriage and their climb up (and down) the social ladder during the 1980s is a wonderfully honest portrait of ordinary people living through an extraordinary time. Steeped in the decade's cataclysmic events, packed with the crimes and misdemeanours we visit on each another, `Rumours of a Hurricane' is a powerful tale of change, how we face it - and how we don't. `An outstanding comic novel. Places the 1980s under sceptical and merciless scrutiny' Literary Review.
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A landmark novel ... a subtle, vivid and compassionate exploration of the effets of social change on the southern working class ... a mature tragedy * Daily Mail * The first great British novel of the 21st Century * Tony Parsons * A landmark novel ... a subtle, vivid and compassionate exploration of the effets of social change on the southern working class ... a mature tragedy * Daily Mail * The first great British novel of the 21st Century * Tony Parsons *
About Tim Lott
Tim Lott's previous books are The Scent of Dried Roses, which was awarded the jR Ackerley Prize for Autobiography, and White City Blue which won the Whitbread first novel award. Tim Lott lives in London NW10.
Rumours of a Hurricane by Tim Lott
Used - Very Good
Penguin Books Ltd
Short-listed for Whitbread Prize (Novel) 2002 Short-listed for Whitbread Book Awards: Novel Category 2002
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