By Jonathan Meades
"Nothing wilfully invented. reminiscence invents unbidden.' The Nineteen Fifties weren't gray. In Jonathan Meades's specified, petit-point memoir they're luridly polychromatic. They have been peopled by way of embittered grotesques, bogus majors, vicious spinsters, reckless bohos, pompous boors, suicides. demise went dogging in every single place.
Salisbury, the place he used to be stated, had industries: God and the chilly conflict, either one of which supplied a solid of adults for the kid to scrutinise – desiccated God-botherers at the one hand, gung-ho chemical warriors at the different.
The name is grossly erroneous. This ebook is, fairly, a portrait of a disappeared provincial England, a time and position unpeeled with ugly enjoy.
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