Camberton’s second novel is a coming of age portrayal of “down Hackney”, home of David Hirsch, who steadily leaves behind his Jewish upbringing in adolescence to explore the wider world of London. Typically there is wide array of humorous characters in his portrayal of Hackney and the more cosmopolitan world Hirsch is drawn towards.
Original cover by John Minton re-used
About the Author
Roland Camberton (Henry Cohen) was born in Manchester in 1921 and was educated in Hackney. After RAF service he worked in various jobs. After his second novel, Rain on the Pavements he vanished almost without trace, publishing nothing more.