Scottish by birth, anarchist by persuasion, odd bikes and obscure comics by collection. Retired from thirty years of front line child protection, he lives between Scotland and British Columbia with wife, three adult sons, and a blessing of grandchildren. Allan has penned reportage, articles, and fi ction since the early eighties for variety of motorcycle magazines: aCanadian Bikera, aBack Street Heroesa (GB), aBikera and aRenegadea (USA). Poke and Uber have their real life counterparts in his stable, and the most recent build is a a31/a48 Chout (Chief/ Scout) bobber. As for the magic...? Well, thatas really up to you. aTinker Tales Unhalloweda is a collection of previously unpublished short stories celebrating magic and motorcycles. Tinker is the son of an absentee Irish gypsy dad and a Scottish mother, raised poor and turned out on the streets after her death in his early teens. Blood will out, and he becomes a trader in iron ponies, only to become enmeshed in the coils of magic. Somehow he survives a sorcereras apprenticeship to Magic John, a notorious gutter-mage, as detailed in previous collections: aTinker Talesa (voted Fiction of the Year by motorcyclefi ction.com) and aTinker Tales Untolda (Book of the Month, motorcyclefi ction.com). Yet trouble and temptation lurk around every corner. Here, Tinker hazards an alternative Britain, runs into an unusual outlaw club, and turns tables on a temptress. Life may be dangerous, yet never dull. Ride behind him a few miles, and discover the forgotten realms of magic. aTinker Tales Unhalloweda is illustrated by the British artist, Louise Limb.Being served homemadestovies and oatcakes, hotoff the griddle, with anothermug of strong teaacould it getany better? aWould yoube havina#39; a wee dram?a The womana#39;s voice acquired a broad, honestface, cheeks redasher mana#39;s nose.
|Title||:||Tinker Tales Unhallowed|
|Publisher||:||Xlibris Corporation - 2013-01-14|