Kingsley Amis – The Green Man
Posted by demonik on August 23, 2007
Kingsley Amis – The Green Man (Penguin, 1988: originally Jonathan Cape, 1969)
The Green Man’s Maurice Allington is a worldly publican, but haunted. His pub is inhabited by the spirit of Dr. Thomas Underhill, the seventeenth century scholar rumoured to have killed his wife. The local sexton had refused to dig Underhill’s grave. And the rector had declined to officiate at his funeral.
And there are skeletons in the cupboard of Allington’s own domestic affairs – just rattling to get out.