Before Pete May became a journalist he was a punk, struggling to find a decent flat in Thatchers' England. Only rent, landlords and asbestos stood between him and independent living. With Dexys Midnight Runners blaring from his speakers, May searched all of London for sane roommates and functional plumbing. Finding refuge in a group of like-minded Londoners, he was able to find comedy and hope amidst the cycle of packing boxes and heartbreak. This is a story of a real estate misfit -- one that should give strength to those working their way through the next rental application.roof gave us would-be Victorians a pleasing sensation of bourgeois elegance. ... Camberwell Green was once a village green where Mendelssohn composed his Spring Song; it was now surrounded by trafflc and a haven for drug ... The city was a bit like South Africa at that time -- segregated by an ancient apartheid system. ... no Sloane Rangers, no traffic, no one trying to change my locks -- I had forgotten what a decent home life was like after 14 months of rental health problems.
|Publisher||:||Garrett County Press - 2012-03-20|