The Ballad of Peckham Rye is the wickedly farcical fable of a blue-collar town turned upside down. When the firm of Meadows, Meade a Grindley hires Dougal Douglas (a.k.a. Douglas Dougal) to do qhuman researchq into the private lives of its workforce, they are in no way prepared for the mayhem, mutiny, and murder he will stir up. qNot only funny but startlingly originalq, declared The Washington Post, qthe legendary character of Dougal Douglas...may not have been boasting when he referred so blithely to his association with the devilq. In fact this Music Man of the thoroughly modern corporation changes the lives of all the eccentric characters he meets, from Miss Merle Coverdale, head of the typing pool, to V.R. Druce, unsuspecting Managing Director. The Ballad of Peckham Rye presents Dame Muriel Spark at her most devilishly piquant.The Ballad of Peckham Rye presents Dame Muriel Spark at her most devilishly piquant.
|Title||:||The Ballad of Peckham Rye|
|Publisher||:||New Directions Publishing - 1960|