Cricklewood Cowboys by Tom O'Brien
Approx. 66,620 words.
Published on November 27, 2012.
Terry, Chris and Larry are three Irish friends in the London of the 1960's, with a liking for 'dishonest work'. Chris is a pickpocket,Larry is a gambler, and Terry's aversion to manual labour is so strong that he says 'I'd rather starve than work on the fucking buildings'. Into the mix comes Tessa, English, blonde, mysterious. Before she is finished all their lives are changed irrevocably.