Bland Encounter

Bland Encounter

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Take the slap-stick farce of a 1950a€™s Ealing comedy and update it with a generous portion of risquAc humour a€“ this is the laugh-out-loud comedy novel by local author Donald Wightman. The Bridgnorth writer used his own on-train experiences to create his story. a€˜I set out to devise an original plot packed with humour and quirky characters. My own railway industry knowledge provided the ideal platform for this hilarious, read-between-the-lines comedy novel, Bland Encounter. With a heritage railway on my own doorstep, a trip along its meandering route would inevitably fire-up my imagination and help me to create new ways of thickening the plot.a€™ Woven through with gentle humour as well as outbreaks of pure farce, Bland Encounter features an off-the-wall main character surrounded by a host of amusing supporting roles. Dave Bland is a man struggling to make a new life after the break up of his marriage. The middle-aged train manager turns to an internet dating site and soon gets embroiled in intrigue. Is the mysterious Galina a high-class hooker, a hit woman or simply a lady looking for love? When she arrives in the UK, he invites her into his home, but complications arise when Galinaa€™s niece appears on the scene. A sex-trade worker down on her luck, Irina needs a place to stay. With money tight, old habits die hard, so Dave formulates a plan for Irina and her colleagues to target Trainspotters who are due in town for a special steam weekend. Chaos ensues when members of a rival steam railway try to sabotage the event. The mayhem increases when a train wrecks a nearby Safari Park. Order is eventually restored, but the consequences prove crucial for the people involved.She has to make such a long journey home.a€ a€œNo, no.a€ Dave smiled again at the ... The chicken jalfrezi had gone down well with Dave, and Galinaa#39;s tandoori chicken had been similarly well-received. With their ice cream desserts finished andanbsp;...

Title:Bland Encounter
Author:Donald Wightman
Publisher:Troubador Publishing Ltd - 2013-09-01


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