Cookies must be enabled to use this web application.

To allow this site to use cookies, use the steps that apply to your browser below. If your browser is not listed below, or if you have any questions regarding this site, please contact us.

Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • 1. Select "Internet Options" from the Tools menu.
  • 2. Click on the "Privacy" tab.
  • 3. Click the "Default" button.
  • 4. Click "OK" to save changes.
Chrome Chrome
  • 1. Click the "Spanner" icon in the top right of the browser.
  • 2. Click Options and change to the "Under the Hood" tab.
  • 3. Scroll down until you see "Cookie settings:".
  • 4. Set this to "Allow all cookies".
Firefox Firefox
  • 1. Go to the "Tools" menu and select "Options".
  • 2. Click the "Privacy" icon on the top of the window.
  • 3. Click on the "Cookies" tab.
  • 4. Check the box corresponding to "Allow sites to set Cookies.
  • 5. Click "OK" to save changes.
Opera Opera
  • 1. Click on the "Tools" menu and then click Preferences.
  • 2. Change to the Advanced tab, and to the cookie section.
  • 3. Select "Accept cookies only from the site I visit" or "Accept cookies".
  • 4. Ensure "Delete new cookies when exiting Opera" is not ticked.
  • 5. Click OK.
Netscape and Mozilla Suite Netscape and Mozilla Suite
  • 1. Select "Preferences" from the Edit menu.
  • 2. Click on the arrow next to "Privacy & Security".
  • 3. Under "Privacy & Security" select "Cookies".
  • 4. Select "Enable all cookies".
  • 5. Click "OK" to save changes.
Safari Safari
  • 1. Click on the "Cog" icon in Safari.
  • 2. Click Preferences.
  • 3. Change to the Security tab.
  • 4. Select "Only from sites I visit" or "Allow".
  • 5. Close the dialog using the cross.
Book Image Not Available
Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Humorous
  • Language:English
  • Pages:357
  • eBook ISBN:9781908374370

Art and the Revolutionary Human Fruit Machine

by Alex Pankhurst

Book Image Not Available
Overview
Entertainingly relates what happens when the modern art circus descends on an unsophisticated little town.
Description
Ask a bus queue for their thoughts on contemporary art, and you’re liable to get salty answers. This irreverent, funny and thought-provoking tale is for them. When Ben Banding’s quiet estuary town holds a modern art festival, the secretively brilliant painter comes up against art world supremo Oliver Rabson and life unravels for them both. Take memorable characters, stir in art, sailing, mischievous humour and a pinch of romance. Set in beautiful Suffolk. Result: a wry and compelling story that entertainingly relates what happens when the modern art circus descends on an unsophisticated little town. Might it be satire? Possibly. An absorbing story as well? You judge. Is it a laugh at the expense of modern art? Oh yes. They won’t want you to read it!
About the author
Alex Pankhurst describes herself as a Very Ordinary Old Bird, adding,’VOOBs like me don’t take easily to Twitter, FaceBook or YouTube, and we keep hold of our privacy like skirt-clutching dowagers in a high wind. I live a very quiet life in Constable Country, East Anglia. (For the far-flung, that’s the bulge sticking out on the east side of England, a land of rivers, estuaries and gentle countryside, part of it made famous by the paintings of John Constable.) Both Art and the Revolutionary Human Fruit Machine, and a previous novel, Scoffing the Primroses are set there.’ Her aim is to write stories that readers will really enjoy. To make them feel better at the end of it than they did at the beginning, have a chuckle yet learn something along the way. She is also the author of Who Does Your Garden Grow?, which traces the background and stories behind much-loved garden plants.
Thanks for submitting a review!

Your review will need to be approved by the author before being posted.

See Inside
Session Expiration WarningYour session is due to expire.

Your online session is due to expire shortly.
Would you like to extend your session and remain logged in?

Session Expired

Your session has expired.We're sorry, but your online session has expired.
Please log back into your account to continue.