|About the Book|
Tim, a young man from the south, has a bizarre encounter in a municipal park in Lancashire with Fred, a canny old Northerner. Thereafter, he is drawn into Fred and Elsies household, full of eccentric and questionable characters. His journey of self-discovery takes him through comic and testing episodes with them all, as he attempts to run a business selling reproductive art to the philistine world at large. Fred introduces Tim to Alicia, a young painter, whose passionate involvement in painting and life completely transforms his vision of the world and finally matures him.