That’s Laurence Robinson, Merrily Watkins lover. He’s a musician with issues and in Fabric of Sin his biggest issue is the unholy destruction of his prized Boswell guitar by paid thugs.
The “Boswell” is a lovingly created guitar from the hands of Al Boswell who treats each instrument as a child of his loins.
The guitar cost Lol £4,000. (The book was written in the late ’90’s, early 2000’s if I remember correctly)
Boswell’s guitar making business is called – The Lute of the Frome.
Frome pronounced FROOM.
Can’t make this shit up. Catch me if you can :o)