Twilight Time

Twilight Time

3.33 (12 ratings by Goodreads)
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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 Glasscocks' 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 pub 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 15mm | 154g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747581819
  • 9780747581819
  • 2,317,558

Review quote

'Bruce Glasscock is one of the most pottymouthed characters I have ever come across - and also one of the most entertaining ... Leads to an unexpected and thoroughly moving conclusion' Independent on Sunday 'Crump's narrator is a character you're unlikely to forget in a hurry. Bruce is abusive, dishonest, scheming and dismissive but, by stacking up the odds against him, Crump manages to make him likeable. He will also make you laugh out loud ... Twilight Time is a brief, blinkered, microcosmic novel and all the better for it' Time Out 'An entertaining tale that manages to shock and amuse in equal measure' Jockey Slut 'Crump is in total control of his material. His writing is plain, the humour a faded black, the dusting of pathos unobtrusive' Zembla
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About Simon Crump

Simon Crump is the author of two collections of short stories, Monkey's Birthday and My Elvis Blackout. He lives in Sheffield.
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Rating details

12 ratings
3.33 out of 5 stars
5 33% (4)
4 8% (1)
3 25% (3)
2 25% (3)
1 8% (1)
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