After losing his brother, Kit Ramsay goes to stay with his Aunt Lil in 1960s Liverpool where he makes friends with local tough boy Terry Dacosta and his notorious family.
Memories of those days resurface thirty years later when Kit returns to Liverpool to sort out the house of his deceased Aunt Lil. Memories of Lemon Sherbets, halfpenny sweets from O’Shaughnessy’s sweet shop, Soft Scouse and Hard Scouse accents, fights, cars with faces and the girl with the Vauxhall Cresta smile who Kit falls for in the early 1970s.
Kit and Terry bump into each other in Liverpool and shortly afterwards, Terry turns up at Kit's Bournemouth flat. But there's the added complication of Kit's girlfriend, Debbie (Terry's ex). Living at close quarters, all three of them are struggling to deal with some aspect of their past.
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About the Author
I’ve been been writing for over thirty years. I realized my unhip credentials were mounting so I decided to write about it. Little Guide to Unhip is published by Night Publishing
However, I’m not completely unhip. My punk novel, Fall Of The Flamingo Circus was published by Allison & Busby (1990) and by Villard (American hardback 1990). Skrev Press published my novels Seaview Terrace (2003) Sucka! (2004) and Break Point (2006) and other shorter work has appeared in Skrev’s avant garde magazine Texts’ Bones including a version of my satirical novella Lost The Plot.
Thalidomide Kid was published by Bewrite Books (2007).
I’ve had other short stories published and shortlisted including Hard Workers and Headboards, first published in The Diva Book of Short Stories and now published as part of the Dancing In The Dark erotic anthology, Pfoxmoor Publishing (2011)
I also received a Southern Arts bursary for my novel Where A Shadow Played (now renamed ‘Did You Whisper Back?).
I’m gradually in the process of getting most of my books published and previously unpublished work onto Smashwords and Kindle.
My novels tend to be character-driven and a bit quirky or gritty – whether contemporary or retro – and deal with issues of today: drugs abuse, homelessness and neighbourhood conflicts, and a common theme is about the experience of being an outsider in society.