Not Dancing with Ingrid Pitt by Andrew Graves
"“Like a looming guide of a moonlight ghost walk, leading a
tour round the spooky backstreets of his own head, the walls scrawled with lyrical
history and prophetic drama. Get left behind at your peril.”
Not Dancing with Ingrid Pitt is an honest and personal collection capturing missed opportunities, those unstructured moments and nostalgic, half recalled memories which skulk at the periphery of an increasingly confusing current world state. Andrew Graves circumnavigates his modern worries and presents his own uniquely crafted narratives which utelise estranged family members, eccentric strangers and forgotten Hollywood cast offs in his fascinating line up of unconventional protagonists. This is a dark, funny and bewitching paean to the cult, disregarded and devalued, a chaotic and comforting monochrome tome inscribed with both hope, fear and a thinly veiled longing for something better.
Andrew Graves is a freelance writer and poet. His last two collections, Light at the end of the Tenner and God Save the Teen were released through Burning Eye Books. His first non-fiction title Welcome to the Cheap Seats: Silver Screen Portrayals of the British Working Class, was published by Five Leaves Books in 2018 and his next book, an analysis of Alice Lowe’s film Prevenge will be published by Auteur Publishing very shortly. He is currently writing a book about A Field in England for Electric Dreamhouse. He is host of Mondo Moviehouse: The Weird World Cinema podcast and is a regular contributor to Scream Magazine, Diabolique, The Digital Fix, Arrow Films, 88 Films, BFI , Eureka, Second Sight and We Belong Dead.