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Barry Osgathorpe, known in the seventies as Ishmael the Zen Road Warrior, has decided to hole up for the nineties. A person can't even drive his Volkswagen Beetle with a clear... Read more
Barry Osgathorpe, known in the seventies as Ishmael the Zen Road Warrior, has decided to hole up for the nineties. A person can't even drive his Volkswagen Beetle with a clear conscience any more, for fear of polluting the environment. Yet, powerful forces are converging that will get him on the road again. When Barry learns that Volkswagens are being blown up all over the country, that a gang of skinheads is cruising the streets in a fleet of customized Beetles, and that his ex-girlfriend's deranged, Volkswagen-obsessed father and her current VW-collecting boyfriend are missing, he knows it's time to put the pedal to the metal.
Still Life with Volkswagens Hardback edition by Geoff Nicholson
Geoff Nicholson is the author of twenty books, including Sex Collectors, Hunters and Gatherers, The Food Chain, and Bleeding London, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize. He divides his time between Los Angeles and London
A new book which brings pedestrianism back to the centre of life, in which Nicholson muses on his own walks and looks at the thoughts and actions of walkers through history, including the competitive, the great and the merely eccentric. First published in the US in 2008, this revised and expanded edition includes 2 new chapters.
How we walk, where we walk, why we walk tells the world who and what we are. Whether it's once a day to the car, or for long weekend hikes, or as competition, or as art, walking is a profoundly universal aspect of what makes us humans, social creatures, and engaged with the world. Cultural commentator, Whitbread Prize winner, and author ofSex Collectors Geoff Nicholson offers his fascinating,...
Into the Havoc Bar and Grill walks Jenny Slade, guitar heroine. Her misogynistic, drunk audience will take a lot of impressing. But the object she brings from her case is like no guitar they have ever seen - it is part deadly weapon, part creature from some alien lagoon.
First published in 1999, this is Kelly Howell's story, product of a fleeting Sixties marriage, who now lives a solitary if occasionally wild life in darkest Suffolk, nursing a sense of failure and driving a taxi to keep herself alive. Into this existence comes a young Californian tourist, demanding to be driven around local beauty spots.
Paints a deft portrait of a city in transition. In this novel, the author's sharply drawn characters are people desperate to know where they are but scared of being truly seen. It is about the indelible scars we both live with and inflict on others.
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