Them Feltwell Boys

Them Feltwell Boys

David G Bailey


Gritty realism and sometimes dark humour – a companion novel to 'Them Roper Girls'.

First edition

  • ISBN 9781800422551
  • Published Aug 2023
  • Paperback
    229 x 152mm (270 pages)
  • Also available as:
    Hardback £21.99


If women are so much trouble, Ray, why do you always want more than one?

Parallel narratives of a schoolboy’s developing first love affair and his career and marriage unravelling 25 years later eventually converge at a school reunion.

Ray Roden is a Fenland schoolboy in trouble with teachers and friends as well as women after his boys’ grammar merges with the girls’ high. He has already met Tina: that girl would give me some of the best moments of my life. And the worst.

Ray Roden is an insurance executive travelling the Caribbean in trouble with his job, his wife (one of them Roper girls), his children – and still women: this last ten days I’ve been kicked out of their beds by my wife, my girlfriend and a … another one. And then there is Hurricane Martin, ‘storm of the century’, heading straight for his home in Puerto Rico.

Alongside humorous scenes in Ray’s unenlightened development from schoolboy clumsiness to mid-life crisis mismanagement are grimmer adult ones including adultery, alcohol abuse, physical and sexual assault. Will he emerge from his school reunion with more than one, one, ‘the one’ or no woman at all?

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