The chance discovery of a 30-year-old blue movie leads back to the film's maker, Tim Purdom, and the London of the late fifties and early sixties.
Purdom was a pioneer of the B&W British porno film and a figure on the periphery of the Profumo sex scandal. He directed eight films... but who was directing him and what was their hidden agenda? And where is Tim now?
London Blues explicitly and unremittingly details the hidden world of Soho vice and London's demi-monde at the time when the grey 1950s were giving way to the 'swingin' sixties'. It is a dramatic and compelling venture into the secret history of our time - a provocative and totally original novel.
Anthony Frewin was born in London and lives in Hertfordshire. He was assistant film director to Stanley Kubrick for over 20 years. He has written three novels, London Blues, Sixty-Three Closure and Scorpian Rising.
A forceful, striking thriller...' - Time Out'The quintessential Soho book' - Loaded'Fifties atmosphere, powerfully evoked' - Literary Review'London Blues is visual in a way few books are - the eye of the narrator is like a camera lens, panning across the lost London of memory' - Peter Dillon-Parkin, Crime Time'What a gripping tour de force is Anthony Frewin's London Blues!' - Terence Strong, Tangled Web
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