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Nicola Barker's new novel is set in Luton – one of the least favoured cities in England, at least when it comes to fiction, which is, one assumes, why it endears itself to her. Barker's books have always been set off the beaten track: Canvey Islan... more.
Nicola Barker's 'The Yips' is at once a historical novel of the pre-Twitter moment, the filthiest state-of-the-nation novel since Martin Amis' 'Money' and the most flamboyant piece of comic fiction ever to be set in Luton.