Monthly Archives: November 2015

Hyperthermophilic autotrophic iron reducers, anyone?


Never let it be said we are not wide and adventurous readers. One day Alice Through the Looking Glass, the next day Proust. We do have our individual preferences though, one of us being drawn towards mournful Scandinavian literature about loneliness and struggle, the other towards literary fiction in all its surprising forms. That is not to say we don’t also love funny books, silly books, books written in the voices of animals, books written in the voice of babies or dying men. If it’s well written we’ll read it and take what is on offer. After all we are writers of rather odd books and happy that readers are willing to take a chance on them. Continue reading Hyperthermophilic autotrophic iron reducers, anyone?

The Art of the Possible

As suggested by Guy of His Futile Preoccupations, here are 3 versions of the cover of our new book.  Our brief to Lisa* was:

Our hero Frank is a mild-mannered doctor who secretly identifies with Norse heroes. He is up against a feral group of Oldies who are trying to take control of the government. In the course of the book he gets super-fit and takes up free running. Small dancing Pomeranian dogs also feature in this story.
As always, we want the cover to make it clear that this is comedy. It should have a kind of devil-may-care flair to it.

Which one do you like?

*Lisa Reidy