Bridesley, Birmingham.-- Living by Henry Green.
I have a pet peeve about books that open with non-sentences punctuated like sentences. It's a very small pet, though, only a hamster-sized, or even goldfish-sized peeve. I can get over it.
The first real sentence is better:
Thousands came back from dinner along streets.The opening scene is of all the workers returning to their factories after going home for lunch.
Living is one of Henry Green's three best-known novels, along with Loving and Party Going, compiled in my edition. Living contrasts the lives of factory workers and owners at an English iron foundry.
I am reading this for the Henry Green Week reading challenge, hosted by Winstonsdad's Blog.