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A fork in the road

The sun is hotter than a George Foreman grill set to 11. But no amount of dazzling June sunlight that creeps incongruously over the pile of discarded fast food packaging that decorates the entrance to the TKO Gym in London’s Canning Town will ever make it look attractive. 2,711 more words


Johnny Nothing by Ian Probert

My rating:  4  of  5  stars

(by Goodreads)

WARNING: This book will seriously damage your funny bone. The poorest boy in school has just inherited £1 million. 479 more words

Book Review

The Comeback — Chapter 06

Vincent Mortego’s urgent appointment was waiting for him in the basement of the Papua and New Guinean embassy near London Bridge. Robert Angelis was wearing the same suit that he had on fourteen hours earlier when little Clyde had initiated this meeting. 2,565 more words


Johnny Nothing by Ian Probert

Johnny Nothing by Ian Probert

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Johnny Nothing is written for children aged 11 upwards, but is readable as an adult. 235 more words


The Comeback — Chapter 05

Chapter 05
Vincent Mortego parked his silver Porsche in the most prominent position that he could find and waited for the crowds to arrive. They drifted in from the shadows of the large metallic waste bins and from the dimly lit stairwells, tiny pinpricks of light that twinkled like stars in the black night. 1,965 more words


The Comeback — Chapter 04

Posting this while on holiday in Portugal.

Paula Chan stood in the back room of Dino’s Gym that served as his makeshift office. ‘He wants to fight,’ she said. 781 more words