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    A Short Walk in Williams Park (Paperback) By (author) C H B Kitchin, Introduction by L P Hartley

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    Description"A writer who deserves to be admired and cherished." - Francis King "[O]ne of the most original novelists of his generation. His delicate, witty prose ably evokes the atmosphere of south London in which the story is set." - "British Book News" "[I]ntriguing . . . Short, firmly written, and agreeably unpretentious." - "The Guardian" Francis Norton is an elderly bachelor who enjoys nothing better than spending a warm day outside in one of London's parks. When one afternoon he innocently overhears the earnest conversation of two young lovers, Edward and Mirrie, whose relationship is complicated by Edward's unhappy marriage to a drunken wife, Francis decides to interfere in an attempt to help the pair. But despite his good intentions, his matchmaking efforts have unexpected consequences, and he soon finds himself caught up in a complicated triangle involving blackmail, a mysterious death, and courtroom intrigue. Will Francis's well-meaning manipulations lead to a happy ending for his two young friends, or will his meddling end in tragedy and disaster? Found among C.H.B. Kitchin's papers after his death, "A Short Walk in Williams Park" was published posthumously in 1971. As L.P. Hartley writes in his Foreword, this short novel has the same distinction of style as Kitchin's other acclaimed works and displays many of its author's finest qualities. Republished here for the first time, Kitchin's final book joins his "Ten Pollitt Place" (1957) and "The Book of Life" (1960), both also recently reprinted by Valancourt.


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    Title
    A Short Walk in Williams Park
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) C H B Kitchin, Introduction by L P Hartley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 120
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 7 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781941147023
    ISBN 10: 194114702X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    LC classification: PS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5SG
    BIC E4L: GAY
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP050
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/GAY
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000, FIC011000
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Valancourt Books
    Imprint name
    Valancourt Books
    Publication date
    30 March 2014