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1964. Some Rats Run Faster
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Bird, Drayton. 'Some Rats Run Faster', published in 1964 in Great Britain by Secker & Warburg, hardback with dustjacket, 224pp. Sorry, out of stock, but click image above to access prebuilt search on Amazon UK for this item
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  • Some Rats Run Faster [top]
    First published in 1964 in Great Britain by Secker & Warburg in hardback with dustjacket, 224pp, No ISBN
    Cover Photograph (author leaning on car; and photograph of the author on the rear of the book) by Robert Petty

    Dedicated to Pam, Philip, Nicky, and Joanna

Story: Albert Jones made it from layabout to property racketeer in three months flat. When Jonny Over met him he seemed just a bit of a giggle: the free-fighting, loose-living king of Sheldon Palais. But in the end he looked more like a megalomaniac. For Albert was a creature utterly without morals. The story may be disillusioned, but it's not a sad one. Much of it is hilarious. You'll be hard put to it not to laugh loud and long at Albert. And there are other entertaining people to meet like Frank the ponce with a philosophy; Brummitt - who is windy, pompous and a business figurehead.

The story plays itself out against a backdrop of Manchester's bright lights and slum streets - its tearaways and prostitutes, students and sharks.

 



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