Paris, a novel

Miles has left his private school fractionally on the early side, after an incident involving a bottle of Green Chartreuse, or at least what was left of it, and is now determined to leave home and make his way in the world of 1980s London. But his real ambition is to play blues piano in the 1960s or earlier, in Paris, or Chicago or Berlin, and the fulfilment of this unlikely, if poetic, dream is further complicated by other factors that are currently hidden deep within him, and of which he has no idea as the story begins. “Lively, witty and always superbly engrossing. I thoroughly recommend it.” Christopher Sandford, best-selling biographer

Meet Rupert Rushbrooke

The author is an English poet. Born in 1957 in London, he has had poems published in a variety of magazines, including The Listener, The Dark Horse and the New English Review.