A mesmerising collection of stories from 'the master storyteller of our time' [Angela Carter] Stories of London's past, present and future, of brave old ladies, beatific unfrocked vicars, Irish-Americans, and the seedy side of the London tourist trade combine in this showcase of Moorcock's narrative talent. Moorcock, like Dickens, paints his characters larger than fiction and his similar affection for the weak and the marginalised, and his faith in their powers of self-renewal, make this collection worthy of the comparison. 'He is,' said Angela Carter in the Guardian, 'the master storyteller of our time'.
Michael Moorcock was born in England in 1939. He has written many novels and has won the GUARDIAN Fiction Award for CONDITION OF MUSAK and was short-listed for the Whitbread Prize for MOTHER LONDON. In recent years he has achieved an international reputation and is now recognised as a major contemporary novelist. A longtime resident of London, he now lives near Austin, Texas, with his wife.