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The Crust On Its Uppers : Five Star Title - Derek Raymond

The Crust On Its Uppers

Five Star Title

Paperback Published: 1st July 2007
ISBN: 9781852427351
Number Of Pages: 190

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First published in 1962, The Crust On Its Uppers, Derek Raymond s first novel (written when he was Robin Cook) is a gripping tale of class betrayal. With ruthless precision, and a great deal of humour, it brings vividly to life a London of spivs, crooked toffs and bent coppers. It s a tale of someone who wanted to go and go - who was sick of the dead-on-its-feet upper crust he was born into, that he didn t believe in didn t want, whose values were meaningless, that did nothing but hold him back from his first nanny onwards. I wanted to chip my way out of that background which held me like a flea in a block of ice, and crime was the only chisel I could find. Derek Raymond

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?Tremendous black comedy of Chelsea gangland, written and set in the early Sixties, on the cusp of swinging London? Face ?Peopled by a fast-talking shower of queens, spades, morries, slags, shysters, grifters and grafters of every description, it is one of the great London novels? New Statesman ?The Crust on its Uppers is the kosher article by a man who was on the down-escalator all his life? Sunday Times

ISBN: 9781852427351
ISBN-10: 1852427353
Series: Five Star Title
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 190
Published: 1st July 2007
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.0  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Number: 1

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