It’s fantasy vs. career. It’s karma vs. revelation. It’s Ultravox vs. The Ottoman Empire
Sandy Trevelyan, a sometimes cantankerous, often petty, but always well-meaning history teacher, has an obsession with exponents of 1980s new wave music, Ultravox, and in particular, its singer, Midge Ure. His petty annoyances with football’s new VAR system, his son’s veganism, and incessant conflict with the spiky deputy head at his school are put on the back burner when a chance meeting at a local pub provides him with the life-affirming opportunity to finally meet his hero.
The soon-to-be-vacant position of headteacher at his school loses its long-term appeal as the day he’s been waiting for for over 40 years arrives. Will he choose his career or his lifetime ambition? He can’t have both. It’s Ultravox vs. The Ottoman Empire.
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Yet another great read from a brilliant author. I couldn't put this book down, and I honestly believe it's his best one yet. Can't wait for more. - Sarah
About the Author: Elliot Stanton
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My name is Elliot Stanton, and, so far, I have written and published seven books – four humorous novels, a book of short thriller stories and most recently, two collections of poetry.
For the bulk of my working life, I have been a pawnbroker and that has given me the opportunity to meet many unusual and entertaining characters. So much so, that in 2015, I decided to write ‘The Not So Secret Diary of a Pawnbroker’, which is a fictitious journal of Pete Dawson, who just so happens to have met the very real customers that I have.
Outside of writing, my interests include history, travel. I particularly love Las Vegas and my trips to Sin City have inspired me to write my second book – For A Few Dollars Less. I also like sport (although more as a spectator rather than as a participant), music and quizzing. Quizzing and an appearance on the BBC TV series ‘Eggheads’ inspired me to write my third novel, ‘Questionable Friends’. (They do say, ‘write about something you know about!)
I have just published my seventh book, which is my second book of poetry called ‘Presents From The Past’, which features 50 unashamed nostalgic poems on life as if used to be – at least, for me!
In addition, I have written a sitcom series based around my first book, which I am hoping to find an interested party for.
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