Friday, 22 December 2017

DP Goes A-Roving

DP Goes A-Roving is a fantastical historical tale from author Nicholas Romano.

Dino is a young boy who is trying to make some sense from a matriarchal mother, an absent father, Blackshirts v Partisans, a vile war and the trials and tribulations of first love.

In the immediate post-war years Dino meets up with an idealistic philosopher who seems a little bit unlucky, ends up serving some time in the nick, meets up with some old comrades and his wartime sweetheart.

These events prompt our hero to leg it, moving to and island where he meets up with some truly bizarre characters. And hilarity (well, sort of) ensues.

Eventually he returns home and undergoes a somewhat dramatic reunion with his family and then the fun starts, involving castles and cliffs and the like.

It's an unusual and slightly bizarre book, but one that is very readable indeed.

It's published by The Book Guild at £8.99 and you can order it for Chirstmas here

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