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Blog Tour: Not From Above by Alexander Mayor: Guest Post #BookBlogger #BookBloggers #Blogger #RandomThingsTours #NotFromAbove @afestivalhall @Unbound_Digital @annecater

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Today on The Tattooed Book Geek I am pleased to be taking part in the blog tour for Not From Above by Alexander Mayor by featuring a.

My thanks to Anne Cater for the tour invite, Unbound Digital and Alexander Mayor.

Not From Above.

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Unbound Digital (18 April 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1789650313
  • ISBN-13: 978-1789650310
  • Amazon UK

Not From Above Cover

Not From Above! is the debut collection of stories from musician Alexander Mayor (who releases music under the name Alexander’s Festival Hall). It’s a series of what-ifs, how-abouts and darkly comic thought experiments, populated by central Asian dictators with overreaching literary ambitions, anxious young spies pursued on canals, passive aggressive board games, and starship captains who really need to learn to prioritise.

These are tales of decisive moments for indecisive people. Dating becomes rather more dangerous and ‘promenade theatre’ a little too immersive. Adventures are undertaken largely by mistake, in stories that catalogue the increasingly esoteric ways Londoners try to keep themselves amused. And of course, there’s that moment when a breakdown on a country road might just be the start of something promising…


Not From Above! is also an album of twelve upbeat, lush and romantic pop songs from Alexander’s Festival Hall – see inside the book for download details.

Guest Post: A short, list piece from ‘Not From Above!’

Things That Happen on Islands

Our first holiday

Discovered tomes

Beach-buried currency

Horse worship

Peacocks with remits

Cliffs and their cruel reputations

Coves with cove preferences

Cold sibling publishers

Some of the buildings turn out to be wooden stand-ins

Rock formations favoured by lovers

Harbours that harbour dangers

Noticeboard-mounted unequivocations

Incomprehensible gaudiness

Driving-side surprises

Auspicious tax arrangements

Impossibly elderly dowagers

Hyped ruins

Booze/pie recombinations

Professional postcard publishers

Picnic litigation

Childlike portions

Jagged rocks and rugged jackets

Coloured slate roofs that hide a sadness

Our last holiday

Find out more:

About Alexander Mayor.

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Alexander Mayor is a writer and musician based in London. He started his musical adventure as one third of early noughties synthpop band Baxendale, peddling unashamedly upbeat pop to European dancefloors. In 2013 he reinvented himself as the sole proprietor of a literary-minded pop group called Alexander’s Festival Hall with the album Not a Dry Eye in London. He also writes for German culture magazine Chart – Notes to Consider, pens sleeve-notes for the popular Too Slow to Disco vinyl AOR re-issue series, and turns out finely tooled paragraphs about brainy subjects for cold hard cash. This is his first book.

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