1911, East London. The police collaborate with racketeers to keep an uneasy peace, periodically broken by vicious street wars. Dido Peach comes to prominence running protection rackets by breaking the unwritten rules of the underworld. His fall is just as spectacular, shaking even the callous and vicious world he lived in.
This edition of King Dido is introduced by Ken Worpole, author of Dockers and Detectives (Five Leaves), which rekindled interest in Alexander Baron and many other important yet overlooked British writers of the last century.
“For too long the novels of Alexander Baron have been a secret shared by a committed band of enthusiasts. Now the threads of the complex life that informed a long sequence of passionate and driven fictions have been meticulously unravelled. Baron deserves this attention.” Iain Sinclair.