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King Albert's Words of Advice

Michael Allen

Average Review Rating Average Rating 8/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Kingsfield Publications

Published : 2003

Copyright : Michael Allen 2003

ISBN-10 : PB 1-903988-06-3
ISBN-13 : PB 978-1-903988-06-0

Publisher's Write-Up

Put down that blockbuster novel which is 500 pages long - reading it is far too much like hard work. Pick up instead this collection of short stories by a master of the storyteller's art; for these seventenn tales will provide you with much more fun and enjoyment in half the time.

In these pages you will meet King Albert, who has a harem of 500 wives, and serious problems in keeping them all happy; then there's a young lady whose Granny asks her to sleep with a ghost; Budgie Bill, who prefers a feathered bird to the charms of Samantha Ramsbottom; and a host of other engaging characters.

This box of narrative delights contains a variety of emotional flavours: amusement, sadness, astonishment, dismay, and irony; all different and yet all satisfying.

Readers who have enjoyed the work of such famed short-story practitioners as Saki, Somerset Maugham, and Roald Dahl, will find here much to entertain them.

Michael Allen is the author of eleven novels (written under four different names) and two non-fiction books. He has also had work successfully produced on the stage, television and radio.

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Review by Victim (260204) Rating (8/10)

Review by Victim
Rating 8/10
This is a collection of short stories with a good variety of subjects and styles.

From the start, there are elements of Robert Rankin, Michael Marshall Smith and Christopher Fowler, all of whom are very good. I say elements, and I mean that, I have read it twice - I was going to review it after the first time, but got lost while moving house. Why didn't I mark the boxes - I kind of did...

Whatever - This is a great collection and I really enjoyed it. I was not very surprised to learn that the author has written as someone else, although I don't know whom. Well worth a read.

(Editor’s Note: Victim is currently revising his review as it doesn’t really do this excellent work justice… come back soon:)
(Victm 26th February 2004)

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