Many of the Londoners in this novel are outcasts - some are criminals in society's eyes. Most are descended from adventurers and immigrants. The worlds they inhabit - the bedsit; the cruisers' pub - lie cheek by jowl with the worlds of the affluent and successful - the smart restaurant, the House of Commons Committee room.

Al, the narrator, is a Londoner born and bred, a writer living in a small room in West London. Most of the other residents in the cavernous Victorian house - and the friends and acquaintances Al meets in tow local pubs, the bohemian and relaxed crowd at the Nevern and the slightly more ambiguous and dangerous crowd at the Knacker's - are Londoners by adoption, some temporary exiles, some permanent.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Used availability for Maureen Duffy's Londoners

Hardback Editions

October 1983 : UK Hardback
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Title: Londoners
Author(s): Maureen Duffy
ISBN: 0-413-49350-4 / 978-0-413-49350-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
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Paperback Editions

November 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Londoners
Author(s): Maureen Duffy
ISBN: 0-09-958736-X / 978-0-09-958736-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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July 1984 : UK Paperback
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Title: Londoners
Author(s): Maureen Duffy
ISBN: 0-413-54660-8 / 978-0-413-54660-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mandarin
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Kindle Editions

November 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Londoners
Author(s): Maureen Duffy
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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