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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Humorous
  • Language:English
  • Pages:187
  • eBook ISBN:9781623091323

The Broken Boots Guide to Astlavonia

by Nathan Braund

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Overview
Debt-ridden and divorced, Mark King wins a travel writing competition with a bogus article and is sent to Astlavonia, a former soviet state, to write its first ever guidebook. He stays with Augustus, a Fagin-like professor, who warns that all disputes are settled with a knife. This would be fine if Mark hadn't fallen in love with the daughter of the chief of police, a survivor of the Gulag and hater of 'occupying' foreigners. Check out the first chapter on www.nathanbraund.com. 'This inventive and enjoyable romp set in a fictional ex-soviet republic has its fair share of effective and amusing moments, engaging and well realized characters, and bizarre and intriguing situations.' Colin Murray. 'Intelligent ideas and flashes of real wit,' David Grossman. 'Original and insightful,' James Pryor.
Description
Debt-ridden and divorced, Mark King wins a travel writing competition with a bogus article and is sent to Astlavonia, a former soviet state, to write its first ever guidebook. He stays with Augustus, a Fagin-like professor, who warns that all disputes are settled with a knife. This would be fine if Mark hadn't fallen in love with the daughter of the chief of police, a survivor of the Gulag and hater of 'occupying' foreigners. 'This inventive and enjoyable romp set in a fictional ex-soviet republic has its fair share of effective and amusing moments, engaging and well realized characters, and bizarre and intriguing situations.' Colin Murray. 'Intelligent ideas and flashes of real wit,' David Grossman. 'Original and insightful,' James Pryor.
About the author
Nathan Braund was born in Exeter in 1970 and graduated from Leeds University in 1991. He has spent twelve years teaching in countries like Estonia, a former soviet state, and Oman, where daggers are part of the national dress. He co-edited ‘The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper’, published by Constable Robinson in 1999 and updated in 2008, and was a short story finalist for the Brit Writers Awards 2011. He currently lives in Bath with his wife and two young children.
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