A Dish of Apricots
by Ian Thomson
Philip Williams is the Catastrophe Kid.
If anything can go wrong in his life, it will. Calamity follows calamity and he begins to believe that his existence is ruled by a malevolent star. He remains buoyant in the face of adversity until, that is, he finds himself on a collision course with the rogue-star itself.
Philip’s quest for love and freedom takes him from the Welsh seaside, through turmoil in London, to what seems to be a haven in Provence.