Angell is a wealthy, middle-aged, overweight solicitor; Pearl is a nineteen year old shop assistant, and "Little God" (Godfrey Brown) is an arrogant braggart who is a part-time chauffeur and amateur boxer, who would like to make his name as a professional flyweight
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Trouble begins when Angell, on the advice of his doctor, seeks a wife. Pearl is a social snob of middle-class background, who will not be seen going out with the local lads. She wants something better. She wants to go up in the world. She meets "Little God," and although he is common and rough, and small, she is attracted to both his charisma and his brutishness. On a conscious level, she tries desperately to cast him off, but sexually, she is ensnared by his seductive persistence. Meanwhile, Angell has made her an offer of marriage, an offer sweetened considerably by an agreed monetary settlement, an upward change in her social position, and the approval of her family.
However, being Mrs Wilfred Angell does not confer immunity from "Little God's" persistence, or the nature of her sexual craving for him. Together these three characters engage in a callous struggle.
The review of this Book prepared by Kim