Aberystwyth Mon Amour

Aberystwyth Mon Amour

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Schoolboys are disappearing all over Aberystwyth and nobody knows why. Louie Knight, the town's private investigator, soon realizes that it is going to take more than a double ripple from Sospan, the philosopher cum ice-cream seller, to help find out what is happening to these boys and whether or not Lovespoon, the Welsh teacher, Grand Wizard of the Druids and controller of the town, is more than just a sinister bully. And just who was Gwenno Guevara?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 18mm | 199.58g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • UK ed.
  • 0747557861
  • 9780747557869
  • 443,448

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'Spot on. This rollicking black comedy should be ludicrous but isn't. Huge fun' ARENAshow more

About Malcolm Pryce

After a brief career as the world's worst aluminium salesman, Malcolm Pryce worked as an advertising copywriter, in London and later Singapore. ABERYSTWYTH MON AMOUR was written somewhere off the coast Guyana, on a cargo ship bound for South America. Malcolm now lives in Bangkok.show more

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2,055 ratings
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4 38% (778)
3 29% (592)
2 10% (213)
1 4% (76)

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"I was recommended the Malcolm Pryce books by a work colleague (Lucy) who saw that I had crime/mystery thrillers on my desk most of the time. I set off on my journey in this the first book, and spent the first couple of days saying to Lucy, "I'm not really getting it...", but by day 3 (less than half way) it clicked, and by gumshoe did it click! Pryce has an ability to make a real place seem as distant and mysterious as any in Pratchett's Discworld, but still retaining a sense of "home". His descriptions of the people also carry this feel of home, Myfanwy conjured images of a young Zeta-Jones, Louie (as described before) very Mike Hammer/Marlowe-esque. And the familiar physchotic Games Teachers of all our youths (pre health and safety!), cross country in a blizzard I remember well! As the plot thickens Pryce takes you on a roller coaster ride of mystery, twisting and turning at every page, schoolboys are disappearing, who are the Druids in charge, expelled Punch and Judy artistes, teacosy's, and what does happen in the Moulin Club. Perseverance is needed to start, but once you get the jape then one of those books you cannot put down. A rip roaring rollocking wheeze that left me begging for the next installment! "show more
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