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Roger Longrigg
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‘Brimming with talent. Longrigg is a real discovery.’ New Statesman

It was a balmy London evening – mid-summer. Half of London were attending Everest parties. If Sue and Eddie had switched the light off – or even stayed away from the window – none of it would ever have happened . . .

Following on from the success of A High-Pitched Buzz, we are once again plunged into the world of advertising in the 1950s. It’s a world of expense account lunches, Bentleys and champagne, outrageous promiscuity and heart-breaking loss. First published in 1957, once again Longrigg demonstrates brilliant comic inventiveness, an exceptional ear for dialogue and a talent for disarming romanticism in this moving, highly entertaining novel.


Roger Longrigg was born into a military family in 1939. He joined an advertising agency in 1955 and his first novel, A HIGH PITCHED BUZZ, was based on his experiences there. He subsequently went on to write 55 novels under 8 different noms de plums, revelling in the challenge and diversity each individual identity afforded him. Extraordinarily, he achieved success…

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