A Reminder about Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle #Comedybookweek

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Just a reminder to those interested, my first book, Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, is now free on Kindle for 5 days between 18th and 22nd July as part of Comedy Book Week. It is also free on Smashwords.

I’m also giving away a signed copy of the paperback version of Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle to the first ten people to email me at glepard <at> saqnet <dot> c0 <dot> uk (you’ll need to be happy to let me have an address to send it to you, but I will pay the postage). All I ask is you consider an honest review somewhere on Planet Earth: Amazon, Goodreads, your blog, your bathroom mirror – anywhere with the widest reading audience you can reach.

You can find out about Comedy Book Week here. It is an annual event so please considering signing up to the newsletter for news of the next one.

Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle

is a comedy, a coming of age story with bundles of humour. 

DEAD FLIES 3 cover ben boost v 2

This is the blurb

It’s summer 1976 and hotter than Hades Harry Spittle, nineteen, is home from university, aiming to earn some money to go on holiday and maybe get laid. He expects he will be bored rigid, but the appearance of old family friend, Charlie Jepson, his psychopathic son, Claude, and predatory wife Monica changes that. As his parents’ marriage implodes, Harry’s problems mount; before he knows it he’s in debt up to his ears and dealing in drugs. Things go from bad to worse when he is stabbed. He needs money fast, but now his job is at risk, his sister is in trouble and he has discovered a family secret that could destroy all he holds dear. The only way out appears to require that Harry joins forces with the local criminal mastermind. Can Harry survive to see out the summer? Can he save his family? Can he regain some credibility and self-respect? Most importantly will he finally get laid?

And this one of the reviews:

Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle starts at a cracking pace and bowls the reader along with the force of its narrative. Student Harry Spittle finds himself in the middle of a web (no pun intended!) of missing boxes, a bullying thug and his slimy father and drug smuggling. Set in the blistering summer of 1976, Harry gets himself a job at a hotel that’s slightly past its best, with a staff of violent lunatics, a peeping tom and students trying to earn a crust and sunbathe in safety. Harry finds himself in situations way out of his depth as his parents fight, his younger sister is in love and the cat turns psychotic. There’s also a pumpkin thief on the loose. This is a laugh-out-loud novel that also manages to tackle some serious issues sensitively as it hurtles along to its uproarious conclusion.

Thank you to-be readers. You won’t be disappointed. And there is a sequel in the pipeline…

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published four books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars, Salisbury Square and Buster & Moo. In addition I have published three anthologies of short stories and a memoir of my mother. More will appear soon. I will try and continue to blog regularly at geofflepard.com about whatever takes my fancy. I hope it does yours too. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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17 Responses to A Reminder about Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle #Comedybookweek

  1. willowdot21 says:

    I am on it sir as soon as I have finished cleaning the bathroom! 😋

    Liked by 1 person

  2. willowdot21 says:

    Bathroom done, book downloaded! 🙂 ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  3. jan says:

    Downloaded – thanks Geoff. I’ll give you a shout out on the Twissel blog.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Charli Mills says:

    Great and fitting promotion! I hung a sign at the ranch!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Ali Isaac says:

    Writing comedy is really hard to do! Well done, Geoffle and good luck with #comedy book week!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Mick Canning says:

    Downloaded! God only knows when I’ll get around to reading it, but I have just sneak-read the first few pages!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Yes please. It’s nice to get a signed copy!!! Have emailed you. Happy to review Geoff.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Annecdotist says:

    Good luck with this, Geoff, I know this book is worth reading. Just to note that the Amazon link in your intro goes to Amazon.com and this is the link I’ve used for Amazon.co.uk
    I guess there must be a simpler version!
    I’ve downloaded it but don’t make much use of my Kindle and still waiting to buy a signed copy at your launch. Sadly too late to add it to my brand-new newsletter, but I can let a couple of people know it’s there.


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