Throughout the land VW Beetles are spontaneously combusting. Nazi skinheads are cruising the streets and a millionaire tycoon and a weather girl have been kidnapped. It falls to... Read more
Throughout the land VW Beetles are spontaneously combusting. Nazi skinheads are cruising the streets and a millionaire tycoon and a weather girl have been kidnapped. It falls to Barry Osgathorpe to discover who is responsible.
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.
Subtitled "The History, Science, Philosophy, Literature, Theory and Practice of Pedestrianism". Walking was once our principle method of transport but now, for the able bodied, it's either something we barely notice or it has become a brief lifestyle choice. Nicholson brings pedestrianism back to the centre of life by musing on his own walks (both challenging and unchallenging) and by looking at...
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.
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.
Meeting the right woman is hard if you're a foot fetishist. Some slap your face, whilst others call the police. And then there's Catherine, who can lead you down all sorts of dark alleyways. Geoff Nicholson's other works include "Street Sleepers", "The Errol Flynn Novel" and "Everything and More".
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