About this book
Darkly comic evocation of London in 1939, capturing the prevailing mood of doom in the months before the Second World War. Introduction by J.B. Priestley.
London 1939, and in the grimy publands of Earls Court, George Harvey Bone is pursuing a helpless infatuation with Netta who is cool, contemptuous and hopelessly desirable to George. George is adrift in hell, until something goes click in his head and he realizes that he must kill her.