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All the devils are here
David, Seabrook.
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Publication Information:
London : Granta, [2002]

Physical Description:
178 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
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Central Library DA670.K3 S43 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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There are devils here, and the reader will remember them

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Library Journal Review

With its explorations of the dark underbellies of the English towns of East Kent, Seabrook's work could have been just a guilty pleasure, but he has instead written a compelling and fascinating personal narrative on the level of literature. Seen through his eyes, these towns, filled with the chronically unemployed, drunks, and terrible rainy weather, are the rich stuff of the literarily bizarre. T.S. Eliot lived in these towns and later gave forth The Waste Land. John Buchan walked down a hard, stone staircase and was inspired to write his novel The Thirty-Nine Steps. We also meet a coterie of local legends: parricide Richard Dadd, noted Nazi confidence man Lord Curzon, and boxer Freddie Mills, who was brutally murdered. This English seacoast is not the milieu of famous summer holidays but of denizens of Dickens's slums. This first book by British writer Seabrook is recommended for public libraries. Glenn Masuchika, Rockwell Collins Information Ctr., Cedar Rapids, IA(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Preludep. 1
1 Daddlandsp. 13
2 In Town Tonightp. 51
3 Tombatism (a touch)p. 107

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