…seven Seaton’s swigging…

…seven Seaton’s swigging…

Any book that opens with the lead character necking eleven pints and seven gin chasers before plunging headlong down the stairs is a book that isn’t interested in moderation. From boozy start to bruised end, Alan Sillitoe’s debut is a book familiar to anyone who has...
Literary Location #33: The White Horse

Literary Location #33: The White Horse

Of the Nottingham pubs that feature in Alan Sillitoe’s Saturday Night and Sunday Morning it is The White Horse that’s the most noteworthy, possibly because it is the setting for the novel’s memorable opening in which it’s not only Saturday night, it’s Benefit Night...
Saturday Night, Sunday Morning At Sixty

Saturday Night, Sunday Morning At Sixty

Half a century ago, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning became the first Pan paperback to sell a million copies thanks to master gobshite Arthur Seaton. The novel opens with Seaton having a skinful down his local, The White Horse, for no other reason than it was...