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With a new afterword by David Collard.
Vic Brown is a young man on the way up, he’s got a job, money, ambitions and a new girlfriend, Ingrid Rothwell. His mate has even got a car – a Triumph TR3. He’s never had it so good. But Ingrid wants to get married, it’s the only respectable thing to do. She’s a step above Vic and he knows it. If they marry they could move in with Ingrid’s mother. He could move out from the house he grew up in. A real married couple. The world has begun to close in on Vic.
A Kind of Loving is a seminal novel in British working-class fiction. First published in 1960 it has been adapted for stage, television, radio and was made into an iconic film starring Alan Bates, June Ritchie and Thora Hird, directed by John Schlesinger. A Kind of Loving made Stan Barstow one of the key voices of the 1960s cultural renaissance in British life.
“UNSENTIMENTAL AND UNPATRONISING" THE GUARDIAN
‘...WARMTH, LIVELINESS, HONESTY, COMPASSION...’ SUNDAY TIMES
“OF THE RED-BLOODED WORKING-CLASS WRITERS WITH NORTHERN ROOTS – JOHN BRAINE, ALAN SILLITOE, DAVID STOREY, KEITH WATERHOUSE... STAN BARSTOW WAS ARGUABLY THE BEST... HIS AIM QUIETLY AMBITIOUS, AS HE SAW IT ‘SEEKING OUT THE UNIVERSAL IN THE PARTICULAR’.” TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT