A South Londoner born and bred, now a retired Civil Servant, Olympic Times is Dave Shonfield’s 3rd novel. Branching out from Crime—The Coincidence of the Palm House Murder—he returns to satire (his 1st novel being The Stakeholders), having been motivated by the peripheral power of the Olympics.
A South Londoner born and bred, now a retired Civil Servant, A HOST OF FEMALES is Dave Shonfield’s first venture into the genre of the short story, after his three novels --- The Stakeholders, The Coincidence of the Palm House Murder and The Games People Play.
The stories written over a period of twenty years comprise of women from different social backgrounds in diverse situations.
Three men plucked from the tide and times of the post-Olympic city of London decide change is in the fevered air.
A City Trader.
A taxi driver.
A man who escaped the Nazis and returns to the East End.
These men, one of which remembers the last Olympics in 1948 London, now view the world of Boris and Lady Gaga with a satirical irony on the ‘optimism’ of the Great and the Good.