Sandstone Press

Finer Things by David Wharton

RRP: £7.99
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781912240685
Publication Date: 27/06/2019
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Finer Things

David Wharton

London: 1963. The lives of a professional shoplifter, and a young art student collide. Delia needs to atone for a terrible mistake; Tess is desperate to convince herself she really is an artist.

Elsewhere in London, the Krays are on the rise and a gang war is in the offing.

David Wharton

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David Wharton grew up in Northumberland and lives in Leicester, where he has worked in education for many years. He now divides his time between writing fiction and training English teachers. Finer...

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‘Vibrant, absorbing and bursting with the unexpected, Finer Things is a sideways look at 1960s London, in which art school bohemia meets the gangster underworld. It is full of spot-on observations about the subtle power play in human interaction. I was immediately drawn into its vivid world.’
-Catherine Simpson

‘An evocative portrait of two women navigating 1960's London.’
-Mahsuda Snaith

‘David Wharton's novel unfolds with all the style, pace and drama of a British New Wave movie. It is a very fine thing indeed.’
-Jonathan Taylor