Refusal Shoes

Refusal Shoes

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Immigration Officer Henry Brinks likes to keep out of trouble, but when he unwittingly stumbles onto a scam to smuggle Chinese crooks into the country he discovers that his colleagues are the last people to turn to. Refusal Shoes is a blackly comic novel based on the author?s years of working for the Immigration Service. Set in the Immigration Office of a major UK airport populated by a group of idiosyncratic, superbly drawn characters, Refusal Shoes offers an insider?s view into the secretive and surreal world of passport control. If you?ve ever been on the receiving end of an immigration officer, know someone who has, or are just curious about what they can (and do) get away with, then you must read this hilarious novel. Once you have, going through passport control will never be quite the same again!show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 129 x 196 x 19mm | 170g
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • Serpent's Tail
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Main
  • 1852427736
  • 9781852427733
  • 1,950,403

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?Refusal Shoes comes on like a cross between Airport and League of Gentlemen... Saint writes some very funny dialogue and offers sharp observation? Independent on Sunday ?Part thriller, part expos?, Refusal Shoes is refreshingly politically incorrect and wickedly funny? Observer ?An amusing satirical thriller that provides an eye-popping glimpse behind the immigration desks at Heathrow. It shocks in more ways than one? Sunday Telegraphshow more

About Tony Saint

Tony Saint was born in Northumberland in 1968 and educated at the taxpayer's expense. In 1993 he joined the United Kingdom Immigration Service where he worked for ten years before leaving to write Refusal Shoes (2003), based on his experiences. Tony has written extensively for radio and TV and is currently working on a television film about the early career of Margaret Thatcher. He has also contributed to many of the UK's national newspapers. He is married with two children and lives in South more

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