Publication year: 2021
Publisher: Mereo Books
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 1861519966 9781861519962 (pbk) :
Set in the 50s and 60s, Jacobs' novel is an affectionate tribute to the South London of his youth, in the Jewish community in Brixton. The story of 'Benny the Fixer' Pomeranski and friends is full of period detail, colour, gangsters, boxing, jazz and the rag trade. The writing is almost biographical in parts, but springs to life in the dialogue.