When factory worker Pinquean Smallcreep, who has slotted a certain type of slot into a certain type of pulley for many years, packs his sandwiches and sets out on a journey to investigate what it is he is producing, his discoveries become increasingly more bizarre and disturbing. Peter Currell Brown's brilliantly surreal satire of automation and alienation is as exhilarating and unforgettable today as when it was first published.
Peter Currell Brown wrote Smallcreep's Day while working in a Gloucestershire factory. Its success enabled him give up factory work and realise his dream of setting up a craft pottery in rural Gloucestershire. Since then he has been involved in a series of craft enterprises in various parts of the country. He now lives and works in woodlands near Sherwood Forest making spinning-wheels for enthusiasts and museums.