Moorcock returns to his beloved London, in a novel that captures the wild heart and dangerous living of the greatest city in the world.
Moorcock's second great London novel - and thematic sequel to MOTHER LONDON - returns to print in a newly revised edition.
The death of Princess Di heralded a spring clean of the soul. And the dirt we wanted off our coffee tables was the kind of salacious exposure tabloid paparazzo photographer Denny Dover had made a fortune out of. Now he's out of work and moving to the godforsaken wastes of Skerring on the South coast to lick his wounds. A former rock star, this East End lad-made-good lived it up with the best of them.
But his childhood friend, hugely wealthy magnate Sir John Barbican-Begg (deceased, allegedly) is resurrecting events from a past littered with dysfunction and greed, sex, rock and roll and a ton of drugs. Denny's life encapsulates the fevered underground of a London teeming with contradiction and ambivalence, subversion and rage. Moorcock's hugely entertaining follow-up to his masterpiece MOTHER LONDON captured the spirit of our age as we staggered into the new millennium.
The greatest writer of post-Tolkien British fantasy
A supreme example of the fantasy genre and more - TIME OUT
Scenes of beauty and power, and serious ruminations on humankind's capacity for great dreams and profound horrors - LOCUS
a great, humane document - London Review of Books