Cathi Unsworth hails Patrick Hamilton and Twopence Coloured in the Guardian
Well, it seems we did the right thing here at Finds by returning Patrick Hamilton’s early Twopence Coloured
to its natural readership. Bloggers and Tweeters have been sounding their approval, and it’s always a bonus when the broadsheet press (as we can still call them for the moment) take note of a Finds endeavour, eminently so in this case as the Guardian last week ran a review of Twopence Coloured
by the novelist Cathi Unsworth
, in which she writes:
Hamilton’s third novel takes its name from a toy theatre and constructs a between-the-wars stage set of dreary provincial fleapit and transient West End glitter from personal experience of a profession that would dazzle, exhault and thwart him… Still observing from the wings, Hamilton was teetering before the obsessions that would shape his greatest work and sharpen his social satire.