Twilight Time

Twilight Time

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Bruce Glasscock is frustrated and tired. He lives platonically with his wife Linda as caretakers of an English Trust house, preserved since the 1930s - much like the Glasscock's sex life. Bruce isn't trusted to do much and the pills he's on from his army days mean he is banned from doing things he'd like, so he passes his days cleaning toilets and being treated like a child by Linda. His main entertainment comes from encouraging his dog Bruno to piss on the head of the garden gnome and sneaking to the RegNancy pu for some falling-down water. When a keen new volunteer called Richard arrives, he's everything Linda adores and Bruce hates - cocky, helpful, charming, interested and knowledgeable. And the harder Bruce tries to get it right and come out as top dog, the worse it seems to be getting.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 129 x 198mm
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747574146
  • 9780747574149

Review quote

"'This novel is a scandalous, low-down, threatening mania of cigarettes, resentment, disinfectant, dog crap and people crap - a poignant diatribe on the English and their inability to grasp what's gone wrong with the world. Simon Crump is a vicious and endearing fellow' Todd McEwen; 'The antithesis of Bridget Jones's Diary as told by sad, gnome-loving failure Bruce Glasscock, who's forever sinking further into the cesspool of modern life, but somehow really enjoying himself at the same time' Esquire; 'Crump is in total control of his material. His writing is plain, the humour a faded black, the dusting of pathos unobtrusive' Zembla; 'Bruce Glasscock is one of the most pottymouthed characters I have ever come across - and also one of the most entertaining... there's a lot more to the book than you might think; an undercurrent of despair and depression that leads to an unexpected and thoroughly moving conclusion' Rebecca Pearson, Independent on Sunday"show more

About Simon Crump

Simon Orump is the author of two collections of short stories, Monkey's Birthday and My Elvis Blackout. He lives in Sheffield.show more