A novel of London music halls of the twenties, of Sid who performed as the hind-quarters of a horse, of Betty -- social parvenu -- who epitomized the era in her empty sensationalism, and of the destructive, obsessive love between them. Sid, attracted to Betty in spite of what he knows her to be, allows her to use him, to break up the partnership, -- and though socially untouchable, maritally impossible by her standards, becomes her lover. Eventually thrown over by Betty, Sid invites humiliation and rejection, but takes a 1st reprisal in murder. A sad, sordid, squabbling tale -- done with honesty rather than warmth. The market is questionable.