Northern girl Harriet lives and works on a London estate which is a battleground between the white working class plus the immigrants versus the newly arrived middle class focaccia-eaters. Unhappy and overweight, she hires a personal trainer who lures her into joining the martial arts class he runs. There she learns the regime of the completely phoney martial arts 'master' and embarks on a spiritual and literal journey which leads her to a hotel opposite the railway station at Crewe, the 'Weeping Women Hotel'. This is Alexei ...

Weeping Women Hotel 2007, Sceptre, London

ISBN-13: 9780340831229

Mass-market paperback

Weeping Women Hotel 2006, Sceptre, London

ISBN-13: 9780340831212