Mind-Sprung
A D Harvey

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978-1-906958-67-1b


Format: Softcover
ISBN: 978-1-906958-67-1
£9.99/US$15.99
Subjects: Crime Fiction, Entheogens.

An A-Level drop-out graduates from evicting immigrants during the heyday of the inner-city slum landlords during the 1960s to stripping redundant churches during the early 1970s, before moving to northern Sweden equipped only with the proceeds of selling stolen property and some hashish. He finds new sources of hashish even in Sweden but eventually the money runs out, and he returns to London: only to discover it is even worse than when he left.

Eric Naiman, a Professor of Russian and Comparative Literature at Berkeley, in a six-page attack on A.D.Harvey’s multitudinous literary crimes in THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT in 2013, described Harvey’s account of drug-taking and other shenanigans in London and the Swedish Arctic as “unreadable”, but perhaps that was because he hadn’t actually read it. Another of A.D.Harvey’s novels, WARRIORS OF THE RAINBOW was described by THE GUARDIAN as “weirdly compelling” and by THE INDEPENDENT as “free-flowing and poetic….unforgettable.”

A.D.Harvey

A.D.Harvey was born and brought up in Colchester, read history at St John”s College Oxford, obtained a Ph.D. at Cambridge, taught there for some years, and later became an antiques dealer.He is the author of a number of historical works that were favourably reviewed in the national press and of the novels WARRIORS OF THE RAINBOW (Bloomsbury 2000) and OXFORD:THE NOVEL (Brewin 2012).His short stories have appeared in LONDON MISCELLANY and CRITICAL QUARTERLY.