The Foreign Desk

The Foreign Desk

by Alexander Clifford

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Overview

Fact? Fiction? It doesn't matter. Bumbling journalist Henry Henderson is on his next assignment. This time to the sleepy skiing town of Creleon, Spain. Dispatched by his paranoid boss, Henderson goes on a quest for a weather altering machine that could change the world as we know it. Jolly japes ensue, although a storm seems to be brewing that could be his last on the foreign desk.

Expect to be charmed as you are transported to a time of chummy old-school journalists, clacking typewriters and daring adventure. Inspired by The Grand Budapest Hotel and Stefan Zweig, this novella is an amusing, blustering and heartwarming romp through the mountains.

"4 STARS **** I thoroughly enjoyed this novel, which recalls the heady days of foreign newspaper correspondents as detailed in memoirs by Martha Gellhorn, George Smalley, Georgie Anne Geyer and, most famously, Ernest Hemingway, when important worldwide stories were more than occasionally spiced with innuendo and questionable details. Its scattershot delivery reflects the haze Henry lives in, a detachment from real life that fuels his travels and writing, but eventually leads to a clearer path. Recommended for those seeking a comedic adventure to transport them, if only briefly, from the drudgery of daily existence." - Amazon Reviewer

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161916193
Publisher: Alexander Clifford
Publication date: 09/15/2018
Series: The Foreign Desks , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 63,018
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Alexander Clifford is currently an author and audiobook narrator. In the past he has worked in technology startups, as a freelance copywriter, English teacher, estate agent in Spain, financial journalist among many other odd jobs. His work has been featured in The Times, Medium and Buzzfeed. He now splits his time between the Canterbury in the UK and rural Spain.

His aim as a storyteller is bring readers other worlds and perspectives. Then bring them to life in a comic, entrancing, emotionally satisfying and vividly visual way.

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