When Thomas Delany moves to a quiet coastal town in the south-west of England, he is looking to escape his stressful life as a judge, but also fallout from the unfortunate Hampstead Heath public convenience debacle. Tom falls in with three local characters and finds friendship of a type he didn’t even know existed. Each day in the Town, in spite of being much like the one before, offers entertainment and satisfaction.
The Town is a light-hearted comedy of human behaviour and an unashamedly nostalgic journey into a place and time that never quite existed and yet we all miss. A time when life was simpler, slower and there was always time to stop and chat. Always time for a beer and ploughman’s lunch. A time when entertainment was found in everyday life and the eccentricities of other people. But even in this hidden corner of yesteryear a little intrigue and mystery occasionally intrudes.
“Just finished ‘The Town’ and I have to say it’s the most unusual book I’ve read in a long time. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but it certainly wasn’t what I got. It was a highly amusing but also quite touching vignette of small town life and, in particular, the relationship between the four principal characters.” – Mike