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The Extraordinary Consequences of Señor Higgins's Holiday in Estragon
P.L. Frankson
Extent:
340 pages
Price:
£12.50/$25.00
Format:
Paperback 6" x 9"
ISBN 978-1-906174-01-9

Author Profile
Peter Lachlan Frankson was born into an old English family of former slave traders, pirates and colonial pioneers. For years he worked on the fringes of the London book trade as one of the last great exponents of the publishing lunch. He now lives in the southern foothills of the Massif Central in France, where he tends a trove of 19th-century bicycles. He has written four novels, a treatise on Stéphane Mallarmé, and a history of VTOL aircraft.
Set in a tiny kingdom by the sea, surrounded by mountains, Estragon is a quaint, quiet, crumbling little town, where the sun always shines, the local cuisine is delectable, the cats all have surnames, and every one of the women is stunningly beautiful.
These attractions alone might be enough to enchant and intrigue international business consultant and bon-viveur Señor Miguel Higgins – Mike to his friends. He has arrived from England to enjoy a month’s peaceful reading, occasional horse-riding, and perhaps some casual delving into some local history.
But he soon discovers that Estragon is a town where the women all pack pistols, the police chief may well be mad, and the people at large are mysteriously obsessed by hats. Otherwise, the locals amuse themselves by raising outlandish lies and improbable scandals against their friends, neighbours, and relatives. Facts, Señor Higgins realizes, are only one option among the many truths that are entertained in Estragon.
Separating truth from insults, lies from jokes, takes Señor Higgins on a quest into Estragon’s darkest hidden history – a realm of illicit lusts, ravening greed, financial chicanery, corrupt politicians, and one highly ambiguous fatality.
And then there is the question of Señor Higgins and the luscious equestrienne Bernadette, and their mutual, unspoken passion to resolve...
AND WHAT ONE AGENT SAID
"You do write tremendously well and there is much to admire here. There are some great scenes, it is lively, and the characters are enchanting. ...I admire the way you write: you have a wry and engaging sense of humour and a clear idea of how a novel works... and I love the title.
"However... Publishers love being able to classify something immediately, and unfortunately this [book] doesn't fit into any recognizable genre. I appreciate your frustrations.... In your case it makes it even more irritating, because I admire the way you write."
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