Booms And Busts #Harryspittle

I’m delighted to say that the third part of the Harry Spittle Sagas is due out on the 31st March. For anyone who has been following Harry, he is now turning thirty, trying to secure a partnership in the law firm he works for and is about to become a father. Everything, therefore is about to go horribly wrong in his life. Here’s the blurb

Booms and Busts

It’s 1987 and Harry Spittle’s life is going pretty well: the City of London is booming and his legal career is on an upward trajectory. His long-term relationship with girlfriend Penny is back on an even keel – for now – and they are about to become parents; they are also the proud owners of their first home and have finally joined the property-owning class. So of course everything is about to go horribly wrong…

It’s bad enough that he finds a partner’s dead body sprawled across a desk in a compromising condition when he returns to the office late one Friday evening and he goes on to unwisely accepts his senior partner’s offer to ‘sort the problem out’. Life is further complicated when Magda Kleinkopf, an old friend from Harry’s days working in a Hampshire hotel, turns up at his house desperate to have him sort out her UK citizenship to help her save her sister from the East German authorities. This leads him into conflict with his sister Dina, who now works for MI5 in a mysterious capacity.

We follow Harry as he risks losing his friends, his family, his career and possibly his life to an incurable disease. Everything comes to a head as the storm clouds gather. Can there be a happy ending? Set against the booming economy of Thatcherite politics and the imminent bust at the end of October 1987, we see Harry in a new guise. In this, the third in the series of the Harry Spittle Sagas Harry is all grown up but not really sure how to handle the responsibility, and the pressure is on to tie up the loose ends before his child is born.

If you want to secure a copy you can by following this little link.


If you do and fancy leaving a review, brilliant. If you’d be happy to have a free copy in return for an honest review, even better! For both of us.

Just let me know.

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. 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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14 Responses to Booms And Busts #Harryspittle

  1. willowdot21 says:

    This is great news , so excited to see the new Harry Spittle book is on the way. Will,
    Booms and Busts be doing a blog tour I’d be happy to host 💜

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Ritu says:

    How fantastic!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. purpleslob says:

    I posted the review on my blog, and on your amaZon page.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Geez I’m so far behind with my blogging I haven’t reviewed the last one yet. You are on a roll! This is fabulous news !!

    Liked by 1 person

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