Laura's Wedding is the sequel to Laura's New Boyfriend. Laura and I start making our wedding plans, and we seek out a local church. We find one with the unusual name of "The Holy Church of Saint Mary Magdalene The Non-Virgin, and get to meet its' eccentric minister, The Reverend Popplethwaite. Our plans go along swimmingly until Laura's maiden Aunt Maisie comes to stay for a weekend. When she discovers that Laura and I regularly sleep together, she goes into an apoplectic shock and throws a wobbly. Being very religious and from a different generation, she believes that sex before marriage is sinful and wrong. There follows a massive argument with Laura's mother, and she leaves the house in a self righteous huff. A short time later we discover that Auntie Maisie has been in contact with her own church minister, and together with dozens of her own church cronies, they set up camp in a nearby hotel. They start making nefarious plans to sabotage our big day. The stage is set for a major confrontation between two very different church ministers and their respective congregations over whether this sinful and blasphemous wedding should be allowed to take place or not. Meanwhile, it is left to our whacky outrageous friend Debra to come up with a cunning plan to save the day. There also emerges an ancient Arthurian prophesy about a mystical Red Moon Child who is to be conceived under a Lunar Eclipse.
About the Author
I was born in the village of Histon, which is just outside Cambridge, England, in December of 1959. When I was four years old and my younger brother was one the family moved to a house in Stevenage, Hertfordshire as my father had obtained a new and better paid job for Stevenage Borough Council as a Public Health Inspector. At the age of fourteen, while still at school, I became very interested in astronomy and stargazing. I obtained my first good proper astronomical telescope in 1976 for my sixteenth birthday. After leaving school I went to work for a small company making quality hand built astronomical telescopes at Astro-Systems in Luton. I was made redundant eight years later when the owner emigrated to America to work designing telescopes for Celestron Corporation. There followed a series of short term jobs that were only temporary. Later, I went to college and did a course in creative writing. I had already written several short stories with a science fiction/fantasy theme. This was followed by a romantic autobiographical account of some personal experiences called "Terpsichore's Fire". Later, I returned to fiction and in a flash of inspiration I hit on the idea for a full length comedy/fantasy/sexy book, and "Laura's New Boyfriend" was born. In the last ten years or so, when I get the time, this has been followed by three more full length books with the same comic characters, plus a few new ones. They are: "Laura's Wedding", "Laura's Baby" and "Laura's Child", I would like to see them published online and in paperback someday soon. I also have ideas for other comedy stories with different themes and characters, some of whom are based on real unusual and eccentric people I have met over the years. I also like doing wildlife photography, prehistoric model making, Chinese food and drinking real ales in country pubs. I live with my girlfriend Sarah in Stevenage and my star sign is Sagittarius. Robert Townsend, Astronomer and Author.