Aberystwyth Mon Amour by Malcolm Pryce

By Malcolm Pryce

Schoolboys are disappearing in all places Aberystwyth and no-one is aware why. Louie Knight, the town's deepest investigator, quickly realizes that it will take greater than a double ripple from Sospan, the thinker cum ice-cream vendor, to aid discover what's occurring to those boys and even if Lovespoon, the Welsh instructor, Grand Wizard of the Druids and controller of town, is greater than only a sinister bully. And simply who used to be Gwenno Guevara?

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'Spot on. This rollicking black comedy might be ludicrous yet isn't. large fun' ARENA

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After a short profession because the world's worst aluminium salesman, Malcolm Pryce labored as an advertisements copywriter, in London and later Singapore. ABERYSTWYTH MON AMOUR was once written someplace off the coast Guyana, on a shipment send sure for South the United States. Malcolm now lives in Bangkok.

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I don’t mean that I was forever in Clarke’s company. He knew two other people—a Mr. and Mrs. Logan, Mr. Logan being something in the wholesale grocery trade—who entertained him royally. But whenever he tracked down a new museum, he came rushing round and got me to go with him. It seemed a harmless enough hobby. ” said Tess, pouring tea. ” She lifted her eyes. “But, Bob. ” “The Soane. Hold on! ” “I did,” answered Tess, without expression. The white china teapot gleamed as she manipulated it. ” But discomfort touched that chimney corner, palpably and uneasily.

Logan. ” We shook our heads. “Mrs. Logan is Welsh,” said Clarke. “Or at least so I should judge from her Christian name, which is Gwyneth. She is much younger than her husband; extremely attractive physically; and not, I should have thought, of the temperament to enjoy this. But she seems keen to go. And in any case”—here a 41 curious smile spread across Clarke’s face, showing teeth as white and strong as a dog’s—“I think her husband will persuade her to go. Logan himself you will like. He is the modern business man of the most hard-headed and skeptical type.

It’ll be … See here. This is how we do it. Clarke invites down to the country, for a housewarming, say six guests. Each guest is carefully chosen as being a different emotional type. Do you see? We invite, for instance, the hard-headed business man who doesn’t believe in any ruddy nonsense. We invite the artistic type, all imagination and nerves. We invite the scientific type. We invite the lawyer or the legal type, who believes in nothing but evidence. And so on. For several days we expose these people to the influence of Longwood House; and see how it takes each of ’em in turn.

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