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Thin ice

Author: Alan Ford
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Charles Harwood is an out-of-work actor, but fill-in jobs aren't for him. He doesn't want to drive a minicab, deal dope or have 'another string to his bow' - he's a purist. And without any acting to do, the main event of his day is an audition for an ice-cream commercial." "The next job, and getting through the day on the few quid in his pocket, are Charlie's main preoccupations. In one day, he wends his way  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humorous fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Ford
ISBN: 0297847856 9780297847854
OCLC Number: 62265242
Description: 184 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Alan Ford.

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Charles Harwood is an out-of-work actor, but fill-in jobs aren't for him. He doesn't want to drive a minicab, deal dope or have 'another string to his bow' - he's a purist. And without any acting to  Read more...

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'Ford memorably captures the squalor of Harwood's life: the casual sex with a pretentious Tufnell Park teacher and an arthritic West End actress that respectively begins and ends the day...Thin Ice Read more...

 
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