Adventures of an Old Maggot – Tony Wallis

What will this ‘old maggot’ do to stay off the hook?

A Maggot is described in the Aussie Slang Dictionary as a ‘reprehensible character.’

What does an ‘old maggot’ do when his wife dies unexpectedly, and his house burns down?

Set in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, in the early 1970’s, Grindal Falcon must adjust to a whole new way of living. Unwittingly, he moves in with two gay men. Unable to come to terms with his homophobia, he transfers to a ‘Gentleman’s Boarding House,’ run by a dictatorial landlady and filled with very few gentlemen.