(When Gordon Meadows' life falls apart, it does so with re...)
When Gordon Meadows' life falls apart, it does so with remarkable suddeness. A glass of wine overturned at a dinner party leads to a quick fuck with his hostess which leads to...calamity. Gordon, pushing forty, with a dead end job as a teacher, is the sort who knows a little about quite a number of things but not much about anyhthing in particular. He doesn't really know about women, but all of a sudden they have become a problem, in particular his wife Miranda and his former lover Sandy. Gordon's reaction is to bolt, leaving behind him a chaos that is only resolved when his daughter Penny - the only one who loves him for himself, unreservedly - takes matters into her own hands. A brilliant tragicomedy about the perils of modern marriage, MORNING ALL DAY is both funny and heartbreaking.
(Soho, London, July 1936, and Meredith Kerr is spending an...)
Soho, London, July 1936, and Meredith Kerr is spending another drunken evening in the stifling company of three men. The rich Mosleyite, Harry Bowden wants her for himself, but accepts that he'll have to share her with the others: Billy Royle, who runs Bowden's car showroom, and the homeless, lovesick drunk, Arthur Lawler. It has been a long time since Meredith Kerr allowed herself to contemplate what she wanted for herself. Then, through the cigarette fog of the saloon bar, she glimpses Kit Renton and, instinctively, she knows that this is the man who will change her life. But when they eventually meet she discovers that he is leaving for Barcelona, where he will fight for the Spanish Republic against Franco's rebel forces. And so begins a terrifying journey for them both - which will bring them close to death before, finally, they can face the obstacles keeping them apart.
(Reilly is an impoverished painter who lives alone in a sh...)
Reilly is an impoverished painter who lives alone in a shabby garret, with only his unsold canvases and his faithful dog Nimrod for company. He seems destined to remain in artistic obscurity until the most influential art critic of the time begins to notice his talent. But no sooner has he found a patron than the critic is found downed in a local canal and the trail leads directly back to Reilly. From Reilly's prison cell in Edwardian London to an exclusive gallery in contemporary Soho, the clues that lead to the real murderer lie carefully hidden, until the day when Samantha, a young office assistant, finds herself drawn to one of Reilly's pictures and decides to embark on her own investigation...Steeped in atmosphere and laced with intrigue, Nimrod's Shadow is a gripping tale of genius, jealousy, and revenge - with a few twists and turns along the way.
Chris Paling studied social sciences at the University of Sussex. He graduated from it with honours and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Paling started his career working as a studio manager for BBC radio in 1981. In the early 90s he had a Thirty Minute Theatre play called Way Station produced on BBC Radio 4. He wrote more radio plays and later began writing novels. Among his recent works one can name a series of plays entitled 'Words and Music', broadcast by BBC Radio 4 in the summer of 2013. Also in 2017 his new book "Reading Allowed: True Stories and Curious Incidents from a Provincial Library" was published.
Now Paling works as a a producer for Radio 4's Midweek and freelance writer.
(Reilly is an impoverished painter who lives alone in a sh...)2010
(Soho, London, July 1936, and Meredith Kerr is spending an...)2003
(When Gordon Meadows' life falls apart, it does so with re...)1997
Chris Paling is married to Julie Paling. The couple has two children, Sarah and Thomas, and lives in Brighton.