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‘The satirical English novel of the decade’ Observer

From the moment an unemployed City broker is devoured by an escapee from the Zoo, we are embarked upon a dazzling journey through ’90s London. A city peopled by a rich and varied cast of characters with intriguingly different backgrounds: from the City, to journalism, the criminal underworld, advertising, music hall and the East End… while lurking in the background is nemesis, in the shape of a hungry lion.

‘Does for London what Bonfire of the Vanities did for New York.’ The Sunday Times


The satirical English novel of the decade.
Genuine art . . . not since Timothy Mo's Sour Sweet, or even Graham Green's It's a Battlefield has there been such an incisive and comic picture of London.
Christopher Hawtree, Evening Standard
A powerfully written and wonderfully contemporary novel.
Malcolm Bradbury, The Sunday Times
Does for London what Bonfire of the Vanities did for New York.
The Sunday Times