THE HUMAN CIRCUS
Paperback 6" x 9" 277 pages £14.39
Forty great stories in which Tom, now retired to Jumièges in the Seine Valley, recalls the funny and sometimes sad events of his time in Manchester - down the pit, on the buses and in the streets and pubs of the North West. These range from autobiographical episodes, bizarre speculations on science and philosophy to satirical observations on the rural nouveaux riches in the backwater of Bogsville which, in the best traditions of the English caste system, divides into Lower Bogsville and Bogsville-up-Market.
Five of these stories have appeared in the first three issues of The Crazy Oik.