Valued Friends: A Play

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Samuel French, 1990 - Drama - 64 pages
Four people live together in a large old house in London. They include Sherry a wacky girl trying to make it as a comedienne; Paul a pop music journalist; Paul's girlfriend Marion; and Howard, who is writing a left wing analysis of the corruption of capitalism under the Thatcher government. They all are perfectly content living where they are; until, that is, a developer offers them a huge sum of money to vacate. Soon, their talk about music and idealism gives way to heated discussions about real estate, capital appreciation and negotiating tactics. They decide that they can force the developer to raise his offer by renovating the house; and three years of this leave them with a huge capital gain, and a deep spiritual loss.

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About the author (1990)

Stephen Jeffreys was born in London, England on April 22, 1950. He received a degree in English literature from Southampton University in 1972. He became a playwright. His plays included The Libertine, Lost Land, A Going Concern, and Backbeat. He wrote the screenplay for The Libertine and Diana. He died from a brain tumor on September 17, 2018 at the age of 68.

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