Live Now, Pay Later

Live Now Pay Later If you like Tom Sharpe you ll love Jack Trevor StoryWelcome to never never land that waste of industrial estates and cheap housing somewhere south of Birmingham and north of Luton airport provincial

  • Title: Live Now, Pay Later
  • Author: Jack Trevor Story
  • ISBN: 0861300297
  • Page: 485
  • Format: Paperback
  • If you like Tom Sharpe, you ll love Jack Trevor StoryWelcome to never never land, that waste of industrial estates and cheap housing somewhere south of Birmingham and north of Luton airport provincial England in the grim grip of Hire Purchase.Follow Albert Argyle, prince of tally boys, through the seedy manoeuvres of his trade as he lies, cheats and desperately atteIf you like Tom Sharpe, you ll love Jack Trevor StoryWelcome to never never land, that waste of industrial estates and cheap housing somewhere south of Birmingham and north of Luton airport provincial England in the grim grip of Hire Purchase.Follow Albert Argyle, prince of tally boys, through the seedy manoeuvres of his trade as he lies, cheats and desperately attempts to graft his way out of his own worsening financial situation Put your money down Ten per cent deposit and you can LIVE NOW, PAY LATER.Jack Trevor Story, prince of serio comic novelists, has an astute eye for the absurd in ordinary life, a devastatingly acute ear for dialogue, and a very human sympathy for the silly housewives, sordid local politicians and greedy entrepreneurs who make up the cast of this infamous, hilarious novel.

    One thought on “Live Now, Pay Later”

    1. A book of its time, except it isn't - we know how to get away with not paying at all. Off to watch the film on youtube.

    2. 10p! First novel of a trilogy, 3 bob Penguin, pub 1964. Thanks Karl for putting up the cover.I've always seen Jack Trevor Story's (JTS) name around, he wrote many episodes of TV series I watched growing up in the 60s and early 70s, eg Dixon of Dock Green, No Hiding Place and Budgie, and his novels were around (such as 'Mix me a Person' and 'The Trouble with Harry', filmed by Hitchcock). I hadn't really thought much about him until I was in an anthology called 'Neonlit: The Time Out Book of New W [...]

    3. Less angry young men and more chancing young men, this book is set in the world of the tally boy and goods for credit culture of the 60s. Everyone is out for what they can get and nothing really works out for anyone to varying degrees. A downbeat realistic vision of the swinging sixties.

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