A Blues for Shindig

by Mo Foster

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A gritty examination of the underbelly of 1950s Soho. Gangsters, drugs, crime and sex provide the background to this novel set around an illegal drinking den populated by a host of colourful characters. It's certainly a far cry from the 50s stereotype of pinafore-clad housewives in suburbia. Great dialogue a good pace, and characters with a lot of depth make this a worthwhile read.

A Blues for Shindig Synopsis

Shindig didn't know it but her reputation with the boys of Soho had been made that day. It had been one of those occasions when time had gone into freefall, everyone watched as he arced gracefully through the air and fell to the floor. He was quickly despatched out into the courtyard. Sharks would discover him soon.

The Rendezvous Club is a squalid little gaff off a slippery courtyard. Here, you'll always find a gathering of the 'boys' of Soho. These are men's men; mostly one syllable names: Vic, Stan or Reg, and definitely not how you would expect gangsters to look - no Bogarts or Greenstreets here. From the 'meat rack' in the Dilly to Joe Lyons Corner House at Coventry Street or the Sunset Club on Carnaby Street, it is startling how these places fit in and complement deviant life and villainy.

Soho 1950s, a centre for misfits and petty criminals. Surrounded by this unusual brew of characters, Shindig seems to fit right in. That is until things change for the bosses up west and the powers look to be shifting in Soho's underworld...

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ISBN: 9780955109423
Publication date: 02/06/2006
Publisher: Paperbooks Ltd
Format: Paperback (b Format)

Book Information

ISBN: 9780955109423
Publication date: 2nd June 2006
Author: Mo Foster
Publisher: Paperbooks Ltd
Format: Paperback (b Format)
Pagination: 298 pages
Genres: Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Mo Foster

Mo Foster is an author of plays and poetry. His first novel A Blues for Shindig  was published in June 2006. 

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