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But Billy Can't Fly: The Story of a Special Kind of Hero

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At over six feet tall, blonde and blue-eyed, Billy looks like an Adonis, but he is simple minded, not the full shilling, one slice less than a sandwich, not quite right in the head. When you meet him you might not notice at first, but after a couple of minutes it becomes apparent. The lights are on but nobody's home. In Billy's mind, he's a Superhero, a righter of wrongs, a saver of souls and that's where it all goes wrong. He interacts with the people he meets at a bus stop, Jez, a rich public schoolboy, Melanie...
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Overview

At over six feet tall, blonde and blue-eyed, Billy looks like an Adonis, but he is simple minded, not the full shilling, one slice less than a sandwich, not quite right in the head. When you meet him you might not notice at first, but after a couple of minutes it becomes apparent. The lights are on but nobody's home. In Billy's mind, he's a Superhero, a righter of wrongs, a saver of souls and that's where it all goes wrong. He interacts with the people he meets at a bus stop, Jez, a rich public schoolboy, Melanie the office slut, Bella, the leader of the local W.I. and David, a gay, Jewish teacher. This book moves quickly along as each character tells their part of the tale. Billy's story is darkly funny, poignant and tragic. Full of stereotypical prejudices, it's difficult to put down.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781492915010
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 10/14/2013
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

Angie Fox
My name is Angela Fox and I am a 43 year old mother of two, well three if you count my beloved dog.
I work from home as a full time childminder but have always been a keen reader and writer.
I live in the Southside of Glasgow with my husband and two children in a quiet suburb where everyone knows your name.

Elly Grant
Hi, my name is Elly Grant and I like to kill people. I use a variety of methods. Some I drop from a great height, others I drown, but I've nothing against suffocation, stabbing, poisoning or simply battering a person to death. As long as it grabs my reader's attention, I'm satisfied.
I've written several novels and short stories. My series 'Death in the Pyrenees' comprises, 'Palm Trees in the Pyrenees,' 'Grass Grows in the Pyrenees,' 'Red Light in the Pyrenees', 'Dead End in the Pyrenees' and 'Deadly Degrees in the Pyrenees'. They are all set in a small town in France. These novels are published by Author Way Limited. Author Way has also published, 'The Unravelling of Thomas Malone' as well as a collaboration of short stories called 'Twists and Turns'.
As I live much of my life in a small French town in the Eastern Pyrenees, I get inspiration from the way of life and the colourful characters I come across. I don't have to search very hard to find things to write about and living in the most prolific wine producing region in France makes the task so much more delightful.
Perhaps you will visit my town one day. Perhaps you will sit near me in a café or return my smile as I walk past you in the street. Perhaps you will hold my interest for a while, and maybe, just maybe, you will be my next victim. But don't concern yourself too much, because, at least for the time being, I always manage to confine my murderous ways to paper.
Read books from the 'Death in the Pyrenees' series, enter my small French town and meet some of the people who live there ----- and die there.
Alternatively read about life on some of the toughest streets in Glasgow or for something more varied delve into my short stories.

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