Boys and Girls Come Out to Play by Nigel Dennis

By Nigel Dennis

'Everyone who now recalls Nigel Dennis thinks that his first novel was once Cards of id (1955). yet in truth he had already written girls and boys pop out to Play (1949)... what I bear in mind liking loads approximately it was once first the tale of a tender man's emergence from the darkish tunnel of his early life, with the invention that there are medicines to manage the epilepsy that has saved him imprisoned, after which the account of his first excellent summer time of freedom... in an unnamed yet famously picturesque north eu city... What stuck my mind's eye was once Dennis's skill either to benefit from the brightness of this little enviornment of informal excitement and to compliment the waiters and skivvies into the behind the scenes global of darkish kitchens and difficult labour that frames and sustains it.' Michael Frayn,Guardian

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