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Hangover Square: a Novel of Darkest Earl's Court
Set in the late 1930s shortly before the outbreak of World War II, this novel is set in the Earl's Court area of central London. The central character, George Bone, is a lonely bachelor and schizophrenic who moves in the gaslit world of sleazy bars, down-at-heel hotels and tea houses. His friendships are overshadowed by his passion for the beautiful but fickle whore Netta Longdon, who treats him alternately with affection and disdain, and carries on be...