Beckford, East London, November 1977. Queen Elizabeth's Silver Jubilee tour is a fast-fading memory. ‘Docklands' and ‘Thatcher's Britain' are just over the horizon, but for ageing, balding Teddy Boy Edward Caldecott, other storm clouds are gathering. Ted & Pterry is a modern urban fable set against a backdrop of racism, warring gangs, fabulous fashion and furious music. It is a world in which ‘dinosaurs' (both human and real) are endangered by the threatened destruction of their natural habitat at the hands of greedy developers and corrupt politicians. But two of Beckford's most prehistoric inhabitants are not going to take extinction lying down. Rebellion is brewing and they use their unexpected worldwide fame to throw light on their plight - with spectacular consequences.
ISBN : 978-1-80074-298-7
Pages : 212
Size : 205x140
Imprint : Olympia Publishers
Chris Spring is an exhibiting artist and award-winning writer. His many published books and articles have been art historical in nature to date, celebrating the arts and cultures of Africa, with an emphasis on contemporary African art. They include Angaza Afrika: African Art Now (2008), African Textiles Today (2012), African Art Close Up (2013) and South Africa, Art of a Nation (2016) with John Giblin. Chris is a trustee of the October Gallery and an ambassador for the Africa Centre, London. TED & PTERRY is his first novel.
Website: www.chrisspring.co.uk Instagram: @cjamesspring