Twenty years ago, in a series of mysterious, incandescent writings, David Seabrook told of the places he knew best: the declining resort towns of the Kent coast.
The pieces were no advert for the local tourist board. Here, the ghosts of murderers and mad artists crawl the streets. Septuagenarian rent boys recall the good old days and Carry On stars go to seed. Clandestine fascist networks emerge. And all the time, there is Seabrook himself, desperate perhaps, and in danger. Dark, strange and immediate, this is a classic work of sui generis British literature.
As recommended in the Slightly Foxed podcast, Episode 2: The Oldest Paper in the World.
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