All Day Saturday
By (author) Colin MacInnes
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All Day Saturday by Colin MacInnes
Book DescriptionLusty sheep farmers and their sensible wives, brainy engineers and over-dressed girls on the make - the whole district loves the parties Helen Bailey throws at Cotamundra station each Saturday. And everyone loves Helen Bailey - everyone, that is, except her husband Walter, who sits alone in the Australian heat, polishing his gun. For Helen, destiny seems to hold only embittered passion, desperate infertility and a lifetime of endless, boring tea parties. But this particular Saturday a young stranger comes to play tennis. And within the space of a single day, the lives and loves of all at the station are altered forever. A poignant portrait of a troubled marriage and a comic and loving evocation of life in the Australian Bush, "All Day Saturday" is a heady, atmospheric drama, where the fates of many are decreed in one day.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780571242702
(198mm x 126mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 18-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Colin MacInnes
City of Spades, Paperback (July 2012)
London, 1957. Victoria station is awash with boat trains discharging hopeful black immigrants into a cold and alien land. And when Montgomery Pew, a newly appointed assistant welfare officer in the Colonial Department, meets Johnny Fortune, recently arrived from Lagos, the meeting of minds and races takes a surprising turn ...
Mr Love and Justice, Paperback (July 2012)
Frankie Love, new to the business of crime, seems to run his illegal life on strictly fair principles. Meanwhile Edward Justice, recently appointed member of the vice squad, finds his upholding of the law complicated by love for his girl. In London's world of corruption and crime, where does the line between justice and immorality really lie?
Absolute Beginners, Paperback (June 2011)
London, 1958. In the jazz clubs of Soho and the coffee bars of Notting Hill the young and the restless - the absolute beginners - are forging a new lifestyle of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll. Moving through this world is MacInnes' young photographer, whose wit and honest views remain definitive of 1950s London and what it means to be a teenager.
To the Victors the Spoils, Paperback (September 2008)» View all books by Colin MacInnes
Describes the progress of the author's detachment through Holland, Germany and Belgium in a rapid succession of incidents, full of humanity, light-heartedness and wit.
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