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A Little Local Difficulty By Geoff Bamber
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As the Second World War draws to a conclusion, Marek Poljovka, Mayor of Krupka, is faced with a problem. Krupka, a sleepy central European market town, is nominally under the control of the Third... More > Reich. So far Marek has managed to maintain cordial relations with the occupying forces, personified by the urbane and charming Hauptmann Kristian Kreissl and his superior officer, the heroic and partially disabled war hero, Colonel Malz. Now that the tide of war is so clearly turning, Marek does not want his cooperation with the Germans to be construed as collaboration, the consequences of which he would prefer not to think about. Marek’s efforts to handle the increasingly tricky situation are hardly assisted by the colourful local population, ranging from curse-happy witches through dim-witted partisans to plainly insane river pirates. Can Marek cope? Can he keep his dignity? Can he avoid being tied to a lamp post and shot?< Less
Ahead Of The Curve By Geoff Bamber
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Mike Cousins, newly redundant college teacher, finds himself staring down an ever-narrowing cul-de-sac of personal catastrophe. He is unemployed, broke and precariously close to being homeless too... More > when his relationship with the glacial Ingrid comes to a sudden end. Mike’s need for advice turns up only Conrad Edmondson,solicitor, best friend and fellow casualty of life. As the hapless pair sink into a deepening pit of depression, salvation appears in the form of local entrepreneur Bertram Mottram. Bertram is blessed with a ‘wide-ranging business portfolio’, a nymphomaniac wife and a plan to purchase a crumbling mansion and turn it into a swish conference venue. Faced with strong opposition, Bertram needs to have his interests represented by people of intellect, intelligence and integrity. He cannot find any so Mike and Conrad get the job. Rude, crude and unashamedly vulgar, Ahead Of The Curve is very definitely not recommended reading for the easily offended.< Less
Streamer By Geoff Bamber
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Streamer is fourteen. He lives with his alcoholic mother in a drab, grey block of flats on the edge of a drab, grey city. He longs to escape and start a new life in the countryside. Oppressively hot... More > and sticky weather and a failed shoplifting expedition led by his best and only friend, the deeply unpleasant Truck, give him the impetus to set out on his great adventure and the self-proclaimed ‘worst hitch-hiker in the world’ takes to the open road. His erratic progress is aided by lorry-driving Dubliner and country music fan, Maddy, with whom he falls in love, and the mysterious man in black, Konstantin, another lorry driver, from whom he learns the rules of Romanian pool. Hindrance comes in the form of heavily pregnant teenager Natalie and an unwanted excursion to the seaside, where he encounters glowering hotel landlady Mrs Mowbray, gets himself beaten up and unsuccessfully attempts to become a murderer. Even when he appears to have reached his goal, he finds that nothing is quite so simple as it seems.< Less
Nicky Smart By Geoff Bamber
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Nicky Smart is eleven years old and looking for adventure in the six weeks of the school summer holidays. Don't let the fact that you haven't been eleven for some time put you off. Just follow Nicky... More > and his friends to the tiny island of Murra where an eccentric cast of locals awaits them along with an increasingly bizarre sequence of events.< Less
JODREL By Geoff Bamber
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When Jodrel’s village is attacked by raiders he is spirited to safety by a mysterious Wise Man and relocated to another village along the coast. Ten years later Jodrel is a teenager living in a... More > cave and making a living doing odd jobs for the villagers. Neither he nor the Wise Man have ever really been made welcome. It is thought that they have brought bad luck with them, particularly as the raiders have now returned to the area determined to find a hoard of treasure and willing to kill all who get in their way. The village can be saved but only if Jodrel can find the treasure before the raiders.< Less

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