Lloyd Evans Lloyd Evans

Handful of women

The Five Wives of Maurice Pinder; Pera Palas; Lord of the Rings

At The Five Wives of Maurice Pinder I had to suspend my disbelief so hard that my brain chafed. Mr Pinder is an ordinary south London labourer who likes marrying, getting divorced and keeping the divorcees at home. Curtain up and he’s living with three former wives — and a new young filly has just cantered into the yard.

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