By Julian Mitchell
A nerve-racking Influence was once Julian Mitchell's moment novel, first released in 1962.
The environment is the small, totally English city of Cartersfield, the place the very quietness of existence reasons difficulty. the old and young are preoccupied alike with their very own affairs, to the exclusion of the realm. Tetchy schoolmaster Mr Drysdale sums it up: 'We do not care a lot for swap in Cartersfield.' yet switch comes regardless, within the form of a rootless younger guy who reveals Cartersfield a very good position within which to get better after an sickness, and an outstanding position, too, to indulge his urge for food for destruction.
In a desirable new preface to this reissue Julian Mitchell describes how he drew on his Cotswold adolescence and the city of Cirencester so as to invent his fictional Cartersfield and populate it with a solid of characters.
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