KING OF THE BADGERS: A Novel


KING OF THE BADGERS: A Novel

PHILIP HENSHER    Book Number: 85103    Product format: Paperback

The centre of Hanmouth - unlike its less desirable outskirts, with their grim, flimsy housing stock and chain stores - is sleepy, picturesque, lined by cheese shops and antiques stores, and protected by closed-circuit security cameras. But these have failed to spot the abduction of a little girl called China. Is her blank-eyed hairdresser mother hiding her as part of a moneymaking hoax? Has she been abducted by one of the lurking perverts from which the townspeople imagine that the cameras are protecting them? Perhaps more cameras are needed! With dark hilarity and unflinching honesty, the author demolishes the already fragile privacy of Hanmouth's inhabitants. These include Sam and Harry, cheesemonger and aristocrat, who lead the county's gay orgies, the quiet husband of the 'marvellous' Miranda, who keeps a male lover, and their daughter - whose hobby is disembowelling dolls called Child Pornography and Slightly Jewish. There is also moral crusader John Calvin, whose Neighbourhood Watch group has an unusual reason for holding its meetings in secret. Can you wait to find out what is going on? 436pp, paperback.
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