Livingstones: A Novel of Contemporary Life

Ronald Grierson, dust jacket of "Livingstones: A Novel of Contemporary Life"
Bruce Peel Library

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Penguin Random House Archive and Library


Derrick Leon


A novel set in council estates and lodging houses where the author went to do research into the conditions of "contemporary life." A project reminiscent of Orwell's Down and Out in Paris and London. There is a disclaimer in this book, though, unlike in Orwell's autobiography: "The author wishes to state emphatically that all characters in this book are entirely fictitious and no reference to any person, living or deceased, is anywhere intended."



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