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Make Room for the Jester
Sometimes compared to The Catcher in the Rye, this rediscovered novel of the 1960s has a similar haunting sense that the adult world is phony and threatening. The hero of the book, Ashton Vaughan, has come home after a long absence from his Welsh seaside town. A member of the notorious Vaughan family, he has become a hopeless alcoholic drifter, but he moves in with his bro ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Parthian Books
(first published February 17th 2011)
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A wonderful slice of life growing up in the fictional town of Porthmawr in North Wales in the 1930s. The plot revolves around two friends, Lew and Gladstone, and their gang of friends and family members. An old inhabitant of the town returns and finds the gang on his dilapidated boat in the harbour. He, Ashton, a fairly charming drunk, is befriended by them especially by Gladstone. The rest of the townsfolk are not so enamoured of him and would rather he hadn't returned. But his return starts a ...more