Monday, 22 May 2017

Hound Dog reissued as ebook by Abandoned Books

Richard Blandford's first novel, Hound Dog is available now as an ebook from Abandoned Books, at just £3.99.



Call him Elvis. The premier Elvis impersonator in the whole of the Cambridgeshire region. He’s overweight and bald and old. He is partial to cocaine, sells skunk to local teenagers and masturbates six or seven times a day.
And he hates Elvis Presley.
Things start to go wrong for Elvis when his backing singers, Gay Elvis and Fat Elvis, jump ship and have to replaced by Buddy Holly, a postman with bladder problems. Then Eddie, a dubious businessman, calls offering the biggest gig of Elvis’s career – performing at the birthday party of a vicious gangster who just happens to be married to Elvis’s third ex-wife.

Praise for Hound Dog

Phoenix Nights meets American Psycho. In Cambridge.’ Kevin Sampson
‘Hound Dog is distressingly, worryingly funny. With skill and sensitivity, Blandford keeps the reader laughing, even through the depravity; even through the despair; even, indeed, through the moments of startling ferocity.’ Niall Griffiths
‘Slick, efficient and faintly nasty.’ Observer

Monday, 15 September 2014

Pretty Boy Tigh

'Smile for Mumsnet!'


People think the programme links aren’t that important, but they are. They’re more important than the shows. They’re what make the kids know that this is for them. It’s their special place among the nine hundred channels out there. The programmes will reel them in but it’s up to us to keep them watching. And to be able to do that, you have to know them. Know how they think. Know what makes them laugh. Know what makes them feel safe.
Tigh is the latest Pretty Boy on a popular children's TV show. The kids love him. The mums love him even more. So much that Tigh soon finds himself getting into a very sticky mess…
This ebook novella from Richard Blandford is going to change the way you look at Children's TV forever.

From Galley Beggars Press, £1.

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