The things I can remember are:

  1. British author and set, mainly in the UK
  2. The main character (an ordinary bloke) is gifted a sandwich shop that I think is called "Sam Widges".
  3. The plot has similarities to The Illuminatus Trilogy.
  4. I'm fairly sure it too was a trilogy.
  5. It starts in the late 1950s/early 1960s

This is driving me crazy and any help would be most welcome!


Could you be thinking of The Warp Trilogy by Neil Oram? Here is a link and if you do a "find on page" search you will get a lot of hits on Sam Widges. http://www.cix.co.uk/~shutters/warpinterview.htm Here is a wiki link that discusses it. It was a "mega-play" that was put into book form but appears to be out of print and very obscure. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Oram#mediaviewer/File:The_Warp_ICA_1979.jpg

  • "Widges" does indeed seem to be the name of a restaurant based on the link provided.
    – Valorum
    Dec 21 '14 at 14:03

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