White City Blue

White City Blue

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Publisher's Synopsis

Winner of the 1999 Whitbread First Novel Award
 
'Beautiful and brilliant' Tony Parsons
 
Estate agent Frankie Blue is known on his home turf - White City, Shepherd's Bush - as 'Frank the Fib'. He's a liar - but one who always tries to tell the truth. Frankie has been friends with Diamond Tony, a hairdresser, Colin, a computer nerd, and Nodge, a cabbie, since schooldays.
 
Now they are thirty and trying to live the same life as they did then - drinking, girls, banter, football. Then comes Frankie's Great Betrayal - Veronica, and marriage, his ticket to a bigger, better grown-up world. From the moment he tells his mates, the whole patchwork of their friendships begins to collapse - revealing the sad, shocking but often hilarious truths that lie underneath.

'Caustically funny and sometimes very affecting … with sardonic wit and a kind of tough tenderness, Lott portrays people growing up, growing apart or growing together' Sunday Times
 
'Mordantly funny … Observations are vivid, the dialogue crisp and, crucially, the characters are sympathetic' Tatler

Book information

ISBN: 9781471187889
Publisher: Scribner UK
Imprint: Scribner UK
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.914
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 278
Weight: 278g
Height: 130mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 23mm