About this book
Reissue of the black comic novel, with a new jacket to tie in with new paperback "The Maintenance Of Headway". It won the McKitterick Prize and was shortlisted for both the Booker and the Whitbread. 'Extremely unusual, finely crafted and funny' "Observer"
Fencers Tam, Richie and their ever-exasperated English foreman are forced to move from rural Scotland to England for work. After a disastrous start involving a botched fence and an accidental murder, the three move to a damp caravan in Upper Bowland and soon find themselves in direct competition with the sinister Hall Brothers.