Dog Days, Glenn Miller Nights

Graham, Laurie

| 2000

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In an East End high-rise, Birdie Gibbs lives on chocolate and yearns for action, or atleast for the reopening of the old Imperial dance hall. When one of her ex-husbands, Jimmy Dwyer, appears from nowhere and disappears again, leaving a greyhound in need of homing, Birdie's memories of the War are revived, a time when she did her bit. She still does her bit, but the world around her never makes much sense. When the Fruit Bowl Estate boils over in the summer of 1995 and police leave is cancelled, Birdie gets all the action she can handle. Even more than the night Hitler bombed Beckton gas works...

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