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Bait, Grist and Security by Mike Hodges

Bait, Grist and Security

Mike Hodges

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Imprint: Unbound
Publisher: Unbound
Publication date: 29 Nov 2018
ISBN: 9781783526567
  • The TimesBook of the Year
4 stars out of 5
Marcel Berlins
27 Nov 2018

"Hodges has a gift for making the reader read, and smile"

In 1971 Mike Hodges directed and wrote the screenplay for Get Carter, a milestone in the history of British noir cinema. He has done a lot since, in films, TV and radio. Now, aged 86, he has written his debut book — in fact two novellas and a long short story. Few of Hodges’s characters are less than louche, many are criminal, offensive and swear a lot. Plots are complex and original. And Hodges has a gift for making the reader read, and smile. That’s important.