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May Day
John Sommerfield


First published in 1936, May Day is an inventive, fluent, experimental and above all very readable novel. Set over a three-day period in mid-1930s London, it follows the fortunes of a diverse range of characters as militant anger bubbles over in the East End and spills into the City and West End on May Day. Idealism, manipulation, police violence all play a part in the journey from cockney London to moneyed London, reflecting the turbulent culture of a period of heightened social awareness.

London Books, 9780955185182
Hardback 244pp