A hilarious, dark and heart-warming drama about the elusivity of stardom, in an age when 'making it' was 'having it all' ...
'A real new talent on the Scottish literary scene' Press and Journal
Welcome to the Heady Heights ...
It's the year punk rock was born, Concorde entered commercial service and a tiny Romanian gymnast changed the sport forever.
Archie Blunt is a man with big ideas. He just needs a break for them to be realised. In a bizarre brush with the light-entertainment business, Archie unwittingly saves the life of the UK's top showbiz star, Hank 'Heady' Hendricks', and now dreams of hitting the big-time as a Popular Music Impresario. Seizing the initiative, he creates a new singing group with five unruly working-class kids from Glasgow's East End. Together, they make the finals of a televised Saturday-night talent show, and before they know it, fame and fortune beckon for Archie and The High Five. But there's a complication; a trail of irate Glaswegian bookies, corrupt politicians and a determined Scottish WPC known as The Tank are all on his tail...
A hilarious and poignant nod to the elusivity of stardom, in an age when making it' was 'having it all', Welcome to the Heady Heights is also a dark, laugh-out-loud comedy, a heart-warming tribute to a bygone age and a delicious drama about desperate men, connected by secrets and lies, by accidents of time and, most of all, the city they live in.
'Full of comedy, pathos and great tunes' Hardeep Singh Kohli
'Warm, funny and evocative' Chris Brookmyre
'Dark, hilarious, funny and heart-breaking' Muriel Gray
'Just brilliant' Bobby Bluebell
'This is a book that might just make you cry like nobody's watching'Iain MacLeod, Sunday Mail
- Format: EPUB
- Pages: 276 pages
- Publisher: Orenda Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/02/2019
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781912374625
- Paperback / softback from £7.49