Gerald Kersh was born in Teddington-on-Thames, near London, in He left school and took on a series of jobs–salesman, baker, fish-and-chips cook. The Nights And Cities Of Gerald Kersh. This is a new site devoted to the life and work of Gerald Kersh, author of Night And The City and hundreds of short stories . Picture. Gerald Kersh. Fowlers End is a special kind of tundra that supports nothing gracious in the way of flora and fauna in (its) soured, embittered, dyspeptic.

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He had an overdraft because of high taxes. Emotionally, the book is about kedsh realisation that life is not always what you want it to be, that there are many losers for every winner. The innocent in fear of her life is Catchy, the woman who knows everything. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Gerald Kersh (Author of Night and the City)

Despite apparently deserting, Kersh ended up in France during the liberation, where he discovered that many of his French relatives had ended up in Hitler’s extermination camps. Honestly, sometimes you don’t know whether to laugh or cry.


The format involved Kersh talking to this old rogue in various cafes and bars around London.

The story of how a bunch of raw recruits are immersed into the cauldron that is basic training before being hammered keesh Guards was one of the best-selling books of the war. Set in London’s Soho, Harry Fabian is a man who tries to look and sound like an American gangster, but he can’t hide the fact that he’s a loser.

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He has strong admirers. The Thousand Deaths Of Mr Small Doubleday examines the life of a man falling into the abyss of a nervous breakdown. Start your free trial. However, Kersh continued to publish novels and stories, some of which were commercially and critically successful.

In Geradl, Kersh ended up at the liberation of Paris. In the late s, Kersh said that his novels published to that date “haven’t really been fiction at all” and “contained an irreducible minimum of made-up-stuff”. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet!

Kersh survived, but the manuscript didn’t. Low to High Price: Just after World War Two, Kersh wrote his most thoughtful novels, but their quality were woefully ignored by the reviewers of the day.

And when he made it, when he became one of England’s highest paid wordsmiths, fate and circumstance cruelly ganged up to throw him back in the gutter. I always recommend people to read this Kersh novel first – it is widely available as an old Penguin paperback.


After leaving school, he worked as, amongst other things, a cinema manager, bodyguard, debt collector, fish and chip cook, travelling salesman, French teacher and all-in wrestler whilst attempting to succeed as a writer.

Gerald Kersh

Born in England in either or of Russo-Polish origins, educated at a London secondary school. Get to Know Us. He left school and took on geerald series of jobs–salesman, baker, fish-and-chips cook, nightclub bouncer, freelance newspaper reporter–and at the same time was writing his first two novels.

From this time on, sales of Kersh’s books would fall and copies are sometimes hard to find. The little girl’s family, the Sabitinis, were effectively destroyed by gerad murder.

In recent years, however, he has received some critical attention, and SF author Harlan Ellison stated geradl Kersh is his favourite author. First book “Jews and Jehovah” Learn more at Author Central.

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