Wide Boys Never Work

by Robert Westerby
Wide Boys Never Work
  • ISBN-13: 9780955185151
  • Author(s): Robert Westerby
  • Subject: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
  • Publisher: London Books
  • Imprint: London Books
  • Publication Date: 16-10-2008
  • Format: h/b

Availability: Available

£11.99
First published in 1937, Wide Boys Never Work brings the streets of pre-war London alive in the tradition of other great low-life novelists such as Gerald Kersh and James Curtis, and is a forgotten gem rich in both its snappy dialogue and vibrant prose style. This new edition from London Books comes with an introduction by the respected chronicler of the capital, Iain Sinclair, who cites Wide Boys Never Work as one of his favourite London novels.
About the book

First published in 1937, Wide Boys Never Work brings the streets of pre-war London alive in the tradition of other great low-life novelists such as Gerald Kersh and James Curtis, and is a forgotten gem rich in both its snappy dialogue and vibrant prose style. This new edition from London Books comes with an introduction by the respected chronicler of the capital, Iain Sinclair, who cites Wide Boys Never Work as one of his favourite London novels.