9781783338900

Tales from Soho

by David Barry

£2.99



ISBN: 9781783338900
  • Word Count43,002
  • Page Count132
  • IllustrationsNone

Tales from Soho, eleven entertaining stories from London’s famous square mile. Known as a red-light district, with a reputation for sleaze and crime, Soho is also a diverse district, a bohemian area which has been an adult playground for hundreds of years. In these stories you will meet countless motley characters over many decades. In ‘The Poet in Soho’ a famous Welsh writer goes on a Soho pub odyssey; and in ‘The Spieler’ a young actor risks a reckoning when he works in an illegal gambling den; as does one of Soho’s duckers-and-divers in ‘Ronnie’s Manor’. From pimp and prostitute to a rock ‘n’ roll band at a Carnaby Street seance, Soho and its colourful characters comes alive over the years with this collection of earthy tales. The collection also contains a brief history of the district and some of its famous pubs.

About the Author

David Barry has been an actor for almost 50 years having started as a child actor He played Frankie Abbott in the 70s sitcoms Please, Sir! and Fenn Street Gang, and has appeared in countless theatre and TV productions, including episodes of The Bill and A Mind to Kill. His autobiography Flashback was published in 2006, and includes his childhood memoirs of touring Europe in Titus Andronicus in1957 with Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh. He has also recorded it as an audio book which is published by Oak Tree Press. His published novels include: Mr Micawber Down Under, (Hale Books) and two Inspector Lambert thrillers, The Wrecking Bar and Missing Persons written in his own name of Meurig Jones. The Ice Cream Time Machine (for children) Willie the Actor, Careless Talk, and More Careless Talk are all published by Andrews UK. His Freddie Weston thrillers include Muscle (Thames River Press) and A Deadly Diversion (Acorn Books). He lives in Tunbridge Wells and has two grown up children.