At the time of his kidnapping, John was a successful film critic, with his own late-night TV slot and something of a cult following. Crazed fans were an occupational hazard. One night, during a break in the show, John stepped outside to have a smoke. When he didn't come back, nobody worried too much. It was a week before he was found. Acclaimed Irish writer Blanaid McKinney's first novel covers the care and maintenance of bonsai trees, the sex life of pandas, World War Two fighter planes (and why test pilots were usually women), the singing career of Antony Perkins and much more.
- Paperback | 256 pages
- 129 x 197.1 x 21.8mm | 263.09g
- 06 Feb 2003
- Orion Publishing Co
- Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
- New edition
- New edition
John hosted his own cult late night TV slot; crazed fans were simply an occupational hazard and when he disappeared nobody was too concerned although it was a week before he was found. This caustic urban fable covers the sex life of pandas, world war two fighter planes, Antony Perkins' singing career and much more..
About Blanaid McKinney
Blanaid McKinney was born in Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland in 1961. She lived for some years in Aberdeen and now lives and works in London. Her stories have been shortlisted for the V. S. Pritchett Prize, The Hennessy Literary Awards, and broadcast as one of the prize-winners in the RTE/Francis McManus Short Story Competition, as well as published in the Tribune, the Bridport Prize Anthology and Phoenix Irish Short Stories 1999.