Barry England’s powerful account of two escaped prisoners’ desperate attempt to outrun their pursuers across a dangerous and alien landscape.
Barry England was born in London. His best-known play, Conduct Unbecoming, was a huge success in New York.
He served as a subaltern in the Far East in the early fifties, then worked as an actor before starting a successful career as a stage and television playwright. England’s first novel, Figures in a Landscape (1968), was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and made into a film by Joseph Losey.