Tuesday, 24 February 2015
Bookies and Bakeries in Leicester
In the novel, Gambledad, Antonio's dad loves going to the Bookies and putting money on a horse. My dad used to do that every Saturday but he knew his limits. Unlike my dad, Antonio's dad is addicted to gambling and he eventually loses the family home, leaving his family homeless and penniless. Then he goes missing. Antonio and his best friend, Frankie, try to find Dad and a way out of the mess created because of his gambling addiction.
It's a strange world we live in where there are six Bookies per mile but only one bakery.