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The Silence of the Shaggy Rug


The Silence of the Shaggy Rug

Daniel Jacob
Release Date: 16/12/2021
Pages: 380
Published: 2021
ISBN: 978-1-912969-24-1
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978-1-912969-24-1
Price £9.99
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The Silence of the Shaggy Rug

In the long tradition of the anti-hero in English literature, award-winning author Daniel Jacob has created a whole bunch of them – each able to stand shoulder to shoulder with a Flashman or anyone from the pages of a Waugh novel. With the touch of a Tom Sharpe for grand farce, the grotesque Crooke-Wells siblings trace their mean, mendacious and downright nasty steps through a series of plots and pitfalls in their attempt to accumulate unearned and entirely unmerited wealth. Standing like a beacon in this sea of iniquity is the mother, whose string of illicit love affairs seems positively honest by comparison.

This is the story of an upper-crust English family which is part of a sub-group known as The Hereditary Rich.  Beautifully written and splendidly wicked, The Silence of the Shaggy Rug is not for the faint-hearted or politically correct.

About the author

Van-boy at fifteen to the upper echelons of a multinational, was Nottingham born Daniel’s destiny. Home has been Europe, Africa, Latin America, and, barring Antarctica, his feet have trodden every continent. The eloquent authenticity of his writing arises from a lifetime of lived experiences; canoed on the Amazon – ‘tea’ with Borneo head-hunters – trekked in Death Valley – sales forecast OK’d by a witchdoctor – sailed on Errol Flynn’s old sloop – whizzed over the waves in an America’s Cup Yacht… An accomplished oil painter, he retired to Norfolk and became an award-winning playwright. Adopting a nom de guerre, he penned, The Silence of the Shaggy Rug.

 

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