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The book is set in the fifties; it's about two lads on a holiday in Blackpool; unbeknownst to the other, one of them has mugged and robbed a shopkeeper just before leaving for Blackpool. The book is all in very short chapters, like the short takes of a B-movie.....In 1955, Stan Barstow wrote his first novel. It was a thriller, which went round a few publishers, collecting rejection letters. So he put it away in a drawer. In 1987, he took it out again, dusted it off, and - with nearly thirty years more experience - reworked it into B-Movie. So the B- in the title is also a bit of a pun...

 
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Hardback Editions

June 1988 : UK Hardback
Title: B. Movie
Author(s): Stan Barstow
ISBN: 0-7089-1815-8 / 978-0-7089-1815-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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March 1987 : UK Hardback
Title: B. Movie
Author(s): Stan Barstow
ISBN: 0-7181-2811-7 / 978-0-7181-2811-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd
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Paperback Editions

July 1988 : UK Paperback
Title: B. Movie
Author(s): Stan Barstow
ISBN: 0-552-99321-2 / 978-0-552-99321-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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Audio Editions

October 1987 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: B. Movie: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Stan Barstow
ISBN: 0-7451-5777-7 / 978-0-7451-5777-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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