Arbery: Drama and Fiction, Old and New


August 14, 2020

Smoke by Martin Foreman

"This one has the scent of Araby, the sparkle of champagne, the mist of distant moors."

At a time when people could still smoke in bars, a group of office workers meet for a drink. On a table sits an abandoned pack of cigarettes; there's no harm in lighting one, is there?

A disturbing, haunting tale about the dangers of tobacco. 

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Martin Foreman's fiction ranges from real to fantastic, deeply serious to slyly comic, sensitive to offensive. See more of his work on Rosie Kernohan is a recent graduate from the Oxford School of Drama.

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