– Albion Park follows the lives of a group of residents who live around a privately owned and managed park in a fictional part of North London. Thirty-five years ago, surrounded by squats and housing estates, no one with money options wanted to live around Albion Park. Now, outside of zone 1, it is one of the most desirable addresses in London. With the demands of developers and investors superseding those of a local community, this state of the nation novel bursts with vivid characterisation and satirical weight. The narrative skilfully captures diverse perspectives whilst indirectly shedding light on the changing fortunes of an area from its old bohemian incarnation to its emergence as a sort of closed community for the self-made superrich. Engaging, scathing and unexpectedly humorous, Albion Park is a hard-hitting debut novel delving into issues that affect all of us. It entertains while providing ample food for thought, inviting readers to reflect on the intricate dynamics of society and the personal choices we make. Synopsis: After years of austerity, London is a city riven by inequality. Bathing in its newfound status as the preeminent destination for foreign wealth, the city has forgotten about those who can't afford to keep up. When a cash-strapped local council sell off their housing stock to developers, the lives of residents of the Bevan estate begin to unravel. Meanwhile, the wealthy homeowners living around Albion Park relish the prospect of the estate being demolished. Conflict is inevitable as the demands of developers and investors supersede those of a local community. Through a cast of unforgettably vivid characters, Albion Park provides an unflinching examination of a city in thrall to money and greed. It not only tells the story of a locale but also stands as a metaphor for the whole nation.