Ticket to Ride - with - Black Eyes - Dennis Potter 1986 - Faber and Faber, London Boston - First Editions Two disturbing and powerful first editions by Potter. Ticket to Ride, the oblique but suspenseful novel about a forty-something man who, while riding on a London-bound train, breaks down in tears after suddenly losing all memory of his life. The story is told in alternating chapters, focusing between John, the amnesia victim, and his young wife Helen, who anxiously awaits his return home. Black Eyes, an intriguing, and occasionally disturbing novella tells the story of 77-year-old writer, Maurice Kingsley, who after twenty years of failing to write a book publishes a best-selling novel, depicting London through the eyes of a promiscuous fashion model named Blackeyes.   Dennis Potter (1935-1994) was one of Britain’s most innovative television scriptwriters and dramatists, as well as an accomplished novelist. He is best known for his trilogy comprising Pennies from Heaven, The Singing Detective, and Lipstick on your Collar. Potter’s work frequently merged fantasy and reality, and the personal and the social, and often featured themes and images from popular culture.

References: ‘Dennis Potter’
The Telegraph 1994. www.kirkusreviews.com. Fuller, ‘The Singing Detective: 25 Years on’ Sight & Sound 2014.
Two volumes. pp. [2] 202 [4]; [4] 184 [2] .
  Condition: Ticket to Ride - near fine, 1cm patch of abrasion to upper front free endpaper, in fine unclipped dust jacket. Black Eyes - near fine, small black ink mark to top edge, previous owner name to front free endpaper, in near fine dust jacket, price-clipped by publisher with adjusted price sticker.   Ref: 106694   Price: HK$ 1,500