Sleepless in Soho

by P.A. Fenning



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/23/2020

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 394
ISBN : 9781698702414
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 394
ISBN : 9781698702421

About the Book

A true story set in the mid-sixties reflecting the turbulent daily lives of two teenage suburban girlfriends as they begin commuting to London office jobs they hate. After their local dance hall burns down, the girls venture into the West End nightclubs in search of their favourite groups. Their lives become transformed as they make new friends and enter a world of music, boys and drugs. They spend Easter at Brighton among the thousands of Mods and Rockers, enduring a freezing night on the seafront. The girls inevitably clash with their parents as they yearn for more freedom so they eventually rent a flat in a house in London, only to discover that their landlord and landlady are as restrictive as their parents, complaining about the unsuitable hours they keep, and the noise from their music. The complaints culminate in a showdown one afternoon when the girls invite some boys back to the flat including one who is Jamaican. They are confronted by an irate, racist landlord demanding that they tell their black friend to leave the house at once. The girls refuse point blank, so they find themselves evicted instead with immediate effect. Now homeless, the girls comb the advertisements in the local newsagent’s window. Suddenly they are accosted by a suspicious-looking stranger who offers to rent them a bedsit in his house which provides an opportune solution to their problem.

About the Author

This is one in a series of autobiographical based books. They delve into the highs and lows of life as experienced by Amy Brown. Starting in 1963 with 'Mayhem at the Manor' and continuing during 1964 and 65 with 'Sleepless in Soho'. I now enjoy retirement in a small village in Norfolk, England with my husband and two cocker spaniels.