Thirteen Tales Of Textual Arousal

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Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds showed these creatures not to be our feathered friends but do the herons found in London's Hyde Park go out of their way to disprove this? Will DAVID and PETER really build their own nest or does the flighty, fledgling PETER have other plans? And while PETER plots and prevaricates with his own Mommy Dearest is the heroine of the Seventh Tale, the saccharine-inspired Mary Poppins, responsible for a spoonful of something else as opposed to sugar? As a ...
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Overview

Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds showed these creatures not to be our feathered friends but do the herons found in London's Hyde Park go out of their way to disprove this? Will DAVID and PETER really build their own nest or does the flighty, fledgling PETER have other plans? And while PETER plots and prevaricates with his own Mommy Dearest is the heroine of the Seventh Tale, the saccharine-inspired Mary Poppins, responsible for a spoonful of something else as opposed to sugar? As a besotted NIGEL COLLINS finds to his cost, for 'charm' read 'harm.'
These cautionary tales - most with terrifying consequences - continue. Beware of what you whisper in the middle of a sex show in downtown Bangkok! This could easily cost you an arm and a leg!
History also repeats itself in the reincarnation of Julia Bovary, the flawed heroine of Gustave Flaubert's historical novel. Meet the modern day Monsieur Bovary in the form of JULIAN MASTERTON and for rustic, idyllic France of the 1800s switch to the hedonistic pleasures of today's South of France. Unlike the tragic original the ruthless JULIAN triumphs!
More folkloric history emerges with Hamelin's famous Pied Piper replaced by bumbling ERNEST CRAIG whose surprise Day Of Reckoning Party does exactly this and more!
And last but not least, with the old still inspiring the new, while Oscar Wilde's disfigured Dorian remained banished to the attic, DORIAN MONTAGU's modern muse sits being constantly adored and adorned, the final embellishment being unwittingly donated by the avaricious TONY BURTON.
With thirteen such tales offering such a combination of terror, titillation and tragedy perhaps some form of textual arousal is to be excused!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781610980210
  • Publisher: Nazca Plains
  • Publication date: 10/1/2010
  • Pages: 158
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Robin Anderson, an internationally known author and interior designer was born in Scotland and brought up in the former
Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and South
Africa. Before attending Rhodes University
(the Oxford of South Africa) he hosted his own radio programme in Rhodesia ('The Golden
Voice of Teenage Half Hour!) and worked as a cub reporter on 'The Bulawayo Chronicle'
during his gap year.
Leaving South Africa, he spent the early Sixties working with interior design companies in Paris, New York and London.
He set up his own design company in London in 1970. Although interior design had been his first interest, the designer never stopped writing.
Nowadays he makes numerous television appearances and is a regular guest on selected radio programmes, gives regular lectures on his writing.
His first novel, REGINA, A NOVEL OF SOME EXTREMES, was published in 1998. The novel gives a salacious look 'behind the scenes'
of the glamorous but bitchy and competitive world of interior design,
following the path of the unpleasant but talented Reginald Forbes as he cuts a swathe through the lives of his many unsuspecting victims.
Though London-based, the author travels extensively and the benefits of this are apparent in the various settings to his books. The
Amazon, the Yucatan, Borneo, Myanmar, China, Russia, Japan, Sri Lanka,
India, Egypt, Morocco, Kenya, Australia, The Maldives, Mauritius,
Central Europe, Canada, North and South America plus the majority of the Caribbean Islands have also been visited. He has walked the Inca
Trail in Peru; climbed Mount Kinabulu (Borneo) and Mount Kilimanjaro
(Tanzania).
The author is a strong believer in the protection of endangered species. In 1959 he took part in 'Operation Noah' which involved the rescue of hundreds of animals from the rising waters of the new Kariba
Dam being across the mighty Zambezi River in the north/western part of
Zimbabwe.
He is also the proud 'foster parent' to four Orang-utans living at the famous Orang-utan Sanctuary in Sepilok, Borneo plus two elephants,
Marlene and Marlon, who live happily on a ranch in Zimbabwe.
In a total contrast to the above, he also helped with the salvaging of precious works of art and manuscripts in Florence, Italy, during the
Sixties when the Rover Arno burst its banks and flooded a major part of the ancient city.
In between his travels Anderson lives mainly in a spacious studio
'overlooking a glorious, leafy square' in London's exclusive Chelsea and a small hideaway in the Cinque Terre in his beloved Italy.
'Have laptop, will write and will travel!' is his mantra. Thirteen
Tales of Textual Arousal is his seventh novel.
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