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.
‘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.’