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Episode 5

September, 1958, and racial tension is rising in parts of London. The teenage narrator of Colin MacInnes' cult classic finds himself caught up along with his friends in the violence that erupts on the streets of his home patch in Notting Hill. As the fighting spreads, Suzette turns up at the Santa Lucia club, but then his brother Vernon arrives with bad news.

Read by Joel MacCormack
Abridged and produced by Sara Davies.

Release date:

15 minutes

Last on

Fri 17 Jan 2014 22:45


Role Contributor
ReaderJoel MacCormack
ProducerSara Davies
AbridgerSara Davies
AuthorColin MacInnes

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