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We mean, have you read the reviews?

Stuart Maconie, BBC Radio 6 Music: “A kaleidoscope of characters, jokes, theories and terrific writing.”

Cathi Unsworth: “These books are a work of art in themselves. A compelling adventure, from eerie Devon cliffs to a haunted, history-riven Germany. Superb.”

Caught by the River: “Wonderful… hugely enjoyable… looks fantastic…”

The Quietus: “Superb… giddy like Bill Drummond on West Country fly agaric.”

Louder Than War: “Entertaining… witty… inspiring…”

Marc Riley, BBC Radio 6 Music: “Thoroughly enjoying this sinewy work from Roy Wilkinson.”

Dark Lustre is a book by Roy Wilkinson, in six instalments. Made-up stuff but rooted in our contemporary world. The narrative moves from North Devon to Bavaria and Berlin. There is mystery and mortality, on the Devon cliffs and across continental Europe. Improvisational investigator Tommy Quantox seeks solutions – to localised enigma and to our past century’s most insidious red herring. Three women have formed an astonishing rock band. SS porcelain, energy drinks, the Siberian jay and uplifting human endeavour are all part of a story that is both elliptical and fiercely lucid. Roy also wrote the acclaimed British Sea Power-themed book Do It For Your Mum, praised by The Guardian in 2011 as “The year’s finest memoir.”

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