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Mr Balcony by C. H. B. Kitchin
  

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Mr Balcony by C. H. B. Kitchin

C. H. B Kitchin brilliantly and bizarrely links the worlds of E. F. Benson and Evelyn Waugh in the story of Mr Balcony. Bored with the London summer, this enigmatic man fills his yacht with assorted socialites, chief among them the beautiful, restless Gloria Swing, and heads for the torrid coast of Africa, where fate, they discover can certainly prove worse than death. Beneath a sparkling surface lurk dark sexual ambiguities. Extremely funny, but as suspenseful as a thriller, Mr Balcony steers through the tropics to a climax whose strangeness defies all expectation.

About the Author

C. H. B. Kitchin was born in Yorkshire in 1895. He read classics at Exeter College, Oxford and, after serving in France during the First World War, was called to the Bar in 1924. His novels include Streamers Waving (1925), Crime at Christmas (1934) and A Short Walk in Williams Park (1971), which was published after his death in 1967.

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Publication date

18th June 2009

Author

C. H. B. Kitchin

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Publisher

Faber & Faber

Format

Paperback
226 pages

Categories

Religious & spiritual fiction

ISBN

9780571252077

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