Sergeant Cribb finds himself investigating a ring promoting the illegal sport of bare-knuckle boxing. So Cribb sends Constable Jago, the police boxing champion, to the gang's secret training centre to see what's going on.
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‘Reading a Penelope Fitzgerald novel is like being taken for a ride in a peculiar kind of car. Everything is of top quality – the engine, the coachwork and the interior all fill you with confidence. Then, after a mile or so, someone throws the steering-wheel out of the window.’ Sebastian Faulks
‘Wise and ironic, funny and humane, Fitzgerald is a wonderful, wonderful writer.’ David Nicholls
‘A jewel of a book.’ Daily Mail
‘The wit is crisp and dry, scenes and characters are deftly skewered. Whether you view the theatre as a noble passion or a wasting disease, you are equally certain to be regaled.’ Guardian
‘Enjoy the knowingness of the awful children, the weary fumblings of the professional actors, the constant witticisms at the expense of pretentious directors. An enjoyable, sharp novel…a delicious refreshment.’ Margaret Forster
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Book Description Wm Collins & Sons & Co, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0002220644