United Incandescent



Croydon, 1997. Henrik and Matthew haven't gone round with a damp cloth for several years. Jessica is about to become a Blair babe. Then an unexpected ring at the door-bell precipitates a chain-reaction of discoveries and confessions. For idealistic Communist Henrik, his house-bound son Matthew and his politically ambitious daughter Jessica, a life-time built on secrets and half-truths is about to come tumbling down. The events of the last forty years ? from Henrik's days packing light-bulbs on the factory floor of United Incandescent, to the fall of the Wall, to the arrival of the mysterious Anna from Budapest ? all conspire to tell a different story from the one that Henrik has carefully constructed in his memoirs . . . with extraordinary consequences for his children. A passionate, quirky and epic family drama about love, loyalty, lies and the Left.

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