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London and the South-East

London and the South-East

Author(s): David Szalay

Location(s): Hove, London

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern



The central character Paul is a man on the edge: alcoholic and seller of worthless ads in uncirculated magazines. He commutes from his suburban life in Hove on the south coast into London, to his pedestrian world of work, edging nearer to some kind of break down.

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Depictions of rush hour life in the south east of England are enough to make one want to move to the country. A solid read, especially good to read on the train going into...

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