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.
- Publisher: Unbound Digital (18 April 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1789650313
- ISBN-13: 978-1789650310
- Amazon UK
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
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
Auspicious tax arrangements
Impossibly elderly dowagers
Professional postcard publishers
Jagged rocks and rugged jackets
Coloured slate roofs that hide a sadness
Our last holiday
Find out more: www.alexandersfestivalhall.org
About Alexander Mayor.
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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