- Billy Liar
Keith Waterhouse's enduring work about a young undertaker's clerk who still lives at home with his parents in a small town in northern England.
"Billy Fisher is a 19 year-old nobody. He lives at home and has a dead-end job. He's going somewhere only in his imagination - which he's furnished with an elaborate fantasy world, from which lie after lie spills forth. Yet while the Yorkshire lad harbours dreams of running away to London, Billy's plans are threatened by missing stationery and pocketed postage money, hoodwinked fiancées and, in the end, his own indecisiveness."