London Belongs to Me is a Dickensian romp through working-class London on the eve of the Second World War.
Mr Josser, a buttoned-up clerk, returns home to his lodging-house in Kennington with the clock he has received as a retirement gift.
The other residents of No.10 Dulcimer Street include faded actress Connie; tinned food-loving Mr Puddy; widowed landlady Mrs Vizzard and flashy young mechanic Percy Boon, whose foray into stolen cars descends into something much worse.
“One of the great city novels: a sprawling celebration of the comedy, the savagery, the eccentricity and the quiet heroism at the heart of ordinary London life” - Sarah Waters
Norman Collins (1907-1982) was a British writer, and later a radio and television executive.
Published by The Reprint Society in 1949.
Book is in good condition. Binding intact. Dust jacket has slight tears at edges.