Coming Up for Air
ISBN10: 0156196255 ISBN13: 9780156196253 Publisher: Mariner Books Published: Oct 22 1969 Pages: 278 Weight: 0.60lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
George Bowling, the hero of this comic novel, is a middle-aged insurance salesman who lives in an average English suburban row house with a wife and two children. One day, after winning some money from a bet, he goes back to the village where he grew up, to fish for carp in a pool he remembers from thirty years before. The pool, alas, is gone, the village has changed beyond recognition, and the principal event of his holiday is an accidental bombing by the RAF.