Two ‘old contemptibles’ are passing time in a strange, dream-like seaside town as they make their way to their lodgings and a perfect cup of tea.
Their path continually crosses that of another vagrant whose fate seems linked with theirs.
“This is the first of a planned trilogy of books about my work with the homeless and people with alcohol problems. This book tells the story of the early years of the Edinburgh Cyrenian Trust. I had been a volunteer living in their hostel before I became their first residential social worker and finally their Treasurer in the late 80's.