by Frank Swinnerton (9781406782981)

Frank Swinnerton
Release Date: 01 October 2007
Format: Paperback
Pages: 308
Category: Historical Fiction
ISBN: 9781406782981
ISBN-10: 140678298X

CONTENTS BOOK ONE - BOOK TWO PAGE GAGA, .., ..... 89 CONSEQUENCES BOOK THREE . . .. a a 209 BOOK ONE TOBY BOOK ONE TOBY COQUETTE FT was Saturday night a winter night in which the windhummed through every draughty crevice between the windows and under the doors and down the chimneys. Outside, in the Hornsey Road, horse-omnibuses rattled by and the shops that were still open at eleven oclock glistened with light. Up the road, at the butchers just below the Plough public-house, a small crowd lingered, turning over scraps of meat, while the butcher himself, chanting Lovely, lovely, lovely in a kind of ecstasy, plunged again into a fresh piece of meat the attractive legend, Oh, mother, look Three hapence a pound Just over the way, at the Supply Stores, they had begun to roll down the heavy shutter, hiding the bright windows, and leaving only a narrow doorway, through which light streamed and made rainbow colours on the pavement outside. The noise of the street was a racketting roar, hardly lower now than it had been all the evening. Sally crouched at the window of the first floor flat, looking down at the black roadway, and watching the stragglers from the Supply Stores. In the flat above there was the sound of one who sang, vamping an accompaniment upon the piano and emphasising the simple time of his carol by a dully stamped foot upon the floor. His foot making in soft slippers a dead dump-dump-dump shook the ceiling of the

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