Contemporary Literary Fiction

A Disturbing Influence (Faber Finds) by Julian Mitchell

By Julian Mitchell

A traumatic Influence was once Julian Mitchell's moment novel, first released in 1962.

The atmosphere is the small, completely English city of Cartersfield, the place the very quietness of lifestyles reasons hassle. the old and young are preoccupied alike with their very own affairs, to the exclusion of the realm. Tetchy schoolmaster Mr Drysdale sums it up: 'We do not care a lot for swap in Cartersfield.' yet swap comes regardless, within the form of a rootless younger guy who unearths Cartersfield an exceptional position during which to get better after an affliction, and an exceptional position, too, to indulge his urge for food for destruction.

In a desirable new preface to this reissue Julian Mitchell describes how he drew on his Cotswold early life and the city of Cirencester with the intention to invent his fictional Cartersfield and populate it with a solid of characters.

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