No surprises, he is down the pub again. But who can blame him? It’s been a particularly rough time of late, and The Red Lion sure can be a place of sanctuary when you need to get away from yourself. Well, it would be as long as it actually manages to stay open, and as long as ghosts of the past don’t turn up without warning. At least his friends are still there to get a round in and listen to his problems. If only he could find a way to tell them what they are.
The prospect of losing your pub and losing your mind are equally frightening for this drinker. If only something could be done about either. And if only relationships were as simple as ordering a pint.
Following on from ‘Collapse of the Wave’, ‘Another English Civil War’ takes another look at contemporary British life through the prism of the pub and the lives of the people who inhabit them.