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by Mo Foster

A Blues for Shindig download ebook
ISBN:
0955109426
ISBN13:
978-0955109423
Author:
Mo Foster
Publisher:
Legend Press Ltd (June 1, 2006)
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Pages:
302 pages
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1709 kb
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1743 kb
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Genre Fiction
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Rating:
4.8

A Blues for Shindig is a gritty crime novel based in 1950s Soho and written by Mo Foster. Foster has said that parts of the novel are autobiographical, as this London-born author spent her early teens in the streets of edgy Soho.

A Blues for Shindig is a gritty crime novel based in 1950s Soho and written by Mo Foster. Foster was addicted to heroin and ran in beatnik circles, rubbing elbows with William S. Burroughs and Colin MacInnes

Mo Foster's 'A Blues For Shindig' is a must read. Refreshingly original and written with an ascerbic wit, Foster's portrayal of Soho's underworld of the fifties is a joy to read and just as relevant today

Mo Foster's 'A Blues For Shindig' is a must read. Refreshingly original and written with an ascerbic wit, Foster's portrayal of Soho's underworld of the fifties is a joy to read and just as relevant today. The story is narrated by the feisty Shindig who seems to attract colourful characters of every ilk, be it spivs, queens or black American heroin addicts. Shindig soon finds her life going into freefall but the writing is always upbeat and edgy. Shindig will always come up smelling of - well, G Mo Foster's 'A Blues For Shindig' is a must read.

Foster s lack of linguistic artifice and obvious affection for her deviant subjects keeps the reader s grubby finger turning the page, each new adventure and episode always well within reach. A Blues For Shindig is a fine testament to youth yours, hers and mine. -Nick Churchill, Arts and Music Journo.

A Blues for Shindig by Mo Foster, published by Paperbooks. What others are saying. Cover for my forthcoming book The Very Best of The Witty Ways of a Wayward Wife. Christmas If I get off my backside. If I get off my backside.

My novel 'A Blues for Shindig' based on my early life with many lies/embellishments. I write therefore I am. ISBN-10: 0955109426. Fame in Camberwell where next? I am talking about A Blues for Shindig at Blacks Club, Soho on November 6th join m. ic. The book was selected for Oprah's Book Club in May 1999, after which it became a national bestseller. It was adapted as a 2002 film

A Blues for Shindig is a gritty crime novel based in 1950s Soho and written by Mo Foster. Foster was addicted to heroin and ran in beatnik circles, rubbing elbo. It was adapted as a 2002 film. Hannah Webster Foster was an American novelist. Zona Gale was an American novelist, short story writer, and playwright. She became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1921.

Shindig didn't know it but her reputation with the boys of Soho had been made that day. It was one of those occasions when time had gone into free fall, everyone watched as he arced gracefully through the air and fell to the floor. He was quickly dispatched out into the courtyard. Sharks would discover him soon. The Rendezvous Club is a squalid little gaff off a slippery courtyard. Here, you'll always find a gathering of the 'boys' of Soho. These are men's men; mostly one syllable names: Vic, Stan or Reg, and definitely not how you would expect gangsters to look - no Bogarts or Greenstreets here. From the 'meat rack' in the Dilly to Joe Lyons Corner House at Coventry Street or the Sunset Club on Carnaby Street, it is startling how these places fit in and complement deviant life and villainy. Soho, in the 1950s, was a centre for misfits and petty criminals. Surrounded by this unusual brew of characters, Shindig seems to fit right in. That is until things change for the bosses up west and the powers look to be shifting in Soho's underworld... Jake Arnott meets Nell Dunn in this gritty accolade to Soho and to deviants of every ilk. "Critical Mass" says: A fantastically gritty read - unputdownable!