Four Old Geezers And A Valkyrie is set in modern-day Edinburgh and tells the story of Brian, aka 'Captain', a recently-retired, disillusioned depute head teacher who has split acrimoniously with his ex-wife, known for a wild temper and throwing things at him. In his rush to get free of her, he has mistakenly agreed to give her half of his newly-acquired pension, seriously threatening his precarious finances. But a chance meeting with his best man leads Captain to dig out his forty-year-old guitar and to a series of hilarious jam sessions in a back garden in Merchiston during which they record a couple of Captain's own songs. Posting these on YouTube, they prove to be surprise hits, sending the four 'musicians' and their lawyer into a series of encounters with a tiny manager, a boy-band and a female Polish dancer, a cigar-puffing earl and a famous rock band.
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About the Author
Gordon Lawrie spent thirty-six years teaching Modern Studies in the Edinburgh area, and has written on several educational topics including citizenship, the teaching of politics, and the relationship between education and society. In an earlier part of his life, he was a mediocre pub-style folk singer, singing a mix of his own songs and covers of others. Today he lives in Edinburgh city centre.