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The Broken Boots Guide to Astlavonia Nathan Braund

The Broken Boots Guide to Astlavonia

Nathan Braund

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ISBN : 9781781762806
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306 pages
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Debt-ridden and divorced, Mark King wins a travel writing competition with a bogus article and is sent to Astlavonia, a former soviet state, to write its first ever guidebook. He stays with Augustus, a Fagin-like professor, who warns that allMoreDebt-ridden and divorced, Mark King wins a travel writing competition with a bogus article and is sent to Astlavonia, a former soviet state, to write its first ever guidebook. He stays with Augustus, a Fagin-like professor, who warns that all disputes are settled with a knife. This would be fine if Mark hadnt fallen in love with the daughter of the chief of police, a survivor of the Gulag and hater of occupying foreigners. This inventive and enjoyable romp set in a fictional ex-soviet republic has its fair share of effective and amusing moments, engaging and well realized characters, and bizarre and intriguing situations. Colin Murray. Original and insightful, James Pryor. Check out the first chapter on www.nathanbraund.com