London: 1963. The lives of a professional shoplifter and a young art student collide.
Delia must atone for a terrible mistake; Tess is desperate to be a real artist. With the threat of the criminal underworld encroaching, only their friendship can save them from disaster.
‘Strong characters and a vivid recreation of the times.’
‘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.’
‘An evocative portrait of two women navigating 1960's London.’
‘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.’
‘Utterly captivating... Absolutely hilarious, this is a rich and fulfilling story that leaves you eager for more. Wharton’s writing style is oozing with eloquence, wit and nuance.’
-Chiara Bullen, CommonSpace
‘A vivid, satisfying walk through sixties London.’
-The Wee Review
‘ Bloody excellent.’
-Rob Palk, author of Animal Lovers
‘Beautiful... A truly brilliant debut novel.’
-The Caffeinated Reader blog