About the Book



February 2012
Trade Paperback · 128 Pages
$20.95 U.S.
ISBN 9781848421370
Nick Hern Books


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Jean works in a garage and consoles herself with alchol and perfunctory sex. Jean’s insistent neighbor, Dawn, and Dawn’s Irish laborer husband Mick, and Mick’s spineless friend, Len, all join her in a funny, drunken, sad celebration of their mutual affection and bleak lives.

About the Author

MIKE LEIGH was born in 1943 in Salford, Lancs. He studied at RADA and the London Film School. He is best known for Nuts in May and Abigail’s Party on TV and the films Naked, Life is Sweet, Secrets and Lies and Vera Drake. His most recent film, Another Year, opened to huge critical and audience acclaim at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. He currently lives in Muswell Hill, North London.