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East of Islington A Novel About Gossip, Friendship and the City

by Sam Taylor

East of Islington A Novel About Gossip, Friendship and the City Synopsis

Welcome to East of Islington. Stepping over the debris of the previous occupant, Sam Taylor has just moved into her first flat. Ignoring the dodgy postcode (this is so not Notting Hill), the real estate agent had trilled that this was an area with 'potential'. But as in 'East of Eden', many things go on that have little to do with paradise or passion. Except that the brooding undercurrents are delivered in a slightly more English fashion in this hilarious fictional diary of fifteen years of unadulterated gossip, and what happens when children leave their parents for the city. Meet Piano Pete, aka Pete the Plonker, who is keen for a girl friend but too mean to pay for the subscription of his dating website. Or

East of Islington A Novel About Gossip, Friendship and the City Press Reviews

'Deliciously extravagant.' 4-star review Mail on Sunday 'Mischievous - Imagine Armistead Maupin remodelling Dylan Thomas's Under Milk Wood on the personals section of the Hackney Gazette.' Daily Mail 'Delightful - an urban Archers.' Boyd Tonkin, Independent 'You'll be retelling it to your friends until they buy their own copy.' Metro (London, Leeds, Manchester) 'A must-read.' Time Out 'Fiendishly funny.' Will Self

Book Information

ISBN: 9781906142902
Publication date: 7th April 2011
Author: Sam Taylor
Publisher: Gibson Square Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 304 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Sam Taylor

Sam Taylor is a professional journalist who is currently a contributing editor of the Mail on Sunday. She has worked for various newspapers such as the Independent, Express and the Daily Mail. Previously she had a column in the Guardian. She lives with her daughters and two dogs, and the dog's carer, in London. This is her first novel.

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