A novel by Alan Clark

Top 10 finalist for 2012 Polari First Book Prize

About Alan Clark

Alan Clark was educated in Scotland, where he wrote his first children’s novel at the age of twelve. He dropped out of King’s College London and landed in the advertising business in which, as a copywriter and creative director, he has won several international awards. In recent times he has digressed into travel journalism, specialising in the western Mediterranean, and has also compiled a quiver full of celebrity profiles, ranging from film stars and theatrical knights to bishops and duchesses. He finally got around to writing this novel when author Sue Townsend bluntly informed him that he had wasted his life so far.

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"A very, very good writer. Alan Clark writes with intelligence, warmth, bravery and wit about the subjects that are to do with how we choose to live our lives." Sue Townsend


"Enormous charm and warmth and also a great deal of humour without losing sight of the underlying issues which are genuinely serious and important. It is good fun." Sara Maitland


“Alan Clark takes his selfish but redeemable hero Rory Blaine and pulls him through this metrosexual and homosexual glance at Great Expectations with a pace to die for. Funny, touching and as readable as anything you will read this year.” John Sessions