Nicky Burkett is back! Walthamstow's wide boy is minding his business, chatting his mates and wanting a quiet life. But what happens? He is witness to a stabbing in the dole queue, then a shooting in the street, then a whacking with an iron bar outside the boozer. It all gets very troublesome indeed.
Racy, hilarious and violent by turn, full of swift moving action, Wider Than Walthamstow is an unputdownable sequel to the earlier successful novels in the series: Vinnie Got Blown Away, It Was An Accident (filmed by Pathe with Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Max Beesley and James Bolam), Brown Bread In Wengen and Hell On Hoe Street. The Nicky Burkett series has been widely praised for its originality, pace and wit.
'The superb narrative voice, North East London streetspeak, is so convincingly done that it makes residents of Albert Square sound like Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins.'- The Independent
'Like some distant, downbeat relative of Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange, Jeremy Cameron's earthily gripping debut thriller is a fast, funny trawl through the territory of London's new outlaw underclass...a masterly piece of storytelling.' - Financial Times
'The pleasure is intense. Jeremy Cameron has an unmatched ear for the shady melodies of London streets. A funny, violent tale.'- Time Out