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Hot Stew

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Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781529327236

Price: £19.99

London has changed a lot over the years. The Soho that Precious and Tabitha live and work in is barely recognisable anymore. And now, the building they call their home is under threat; its billionaire-owner Agatha wants to kick the women out to build expensive restaurants and luxury flats. Men like Robert, who visit the brothel, will have to go elsewhere. The collection of vagabonds and strays in the basement will have to find somewhere else to live. But the women are not going to go quietly. They have plans to make things difficult for Agatha but she isn’t taking no for an answer.

Hot Stew is an insightful and ambitious novel about property, ownership, wealth and inheritance. It is about the place we occupy in society and the importance placed on class and money. It doesn’t shy away from asking difficult questions but does so with humour and intelligence.

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Mozley has an incredible gift for writing place . . . Hot Stew reads like a great night out in a city that never sleeps. Her characters have a Dickensian swagger. They are backstreet heroes and villains, trying not to be eaten alive by the city they both love and hate
Jan Carson
Fiona Mozley not only fulfills her promise but surpasses it. Her new stew is such a steaming, fuming mix of life, lust and London that in the end you feel like you've eaten all of Soho
Hallgrímur Helgason, author of The Woman at 1000 Degrees
Fiona Mozley's Elmet was a breakout title in 2017 and her follow-up Hot Stew should make even more waves . . . Deftly exploring a very real clash of cultures, this is a funny and smart book
A rollicking tale of pimps and prostitutes, property and posterity
Alex Preston, Observer
The talented Mozley takes on gentrification, Soho and property in a rambunctious, rewarding read
Mozley's Soho is a village populated by a cast of characters as vivid and memorable as any imagined by Dickens. In gorgeously beguiling prose, their pasts and presents are deftly woven into a story that tells uncomfortable truths about power and money and the state of our cities. I loved this book
Louise Kennedy