A novel of love, gangsters and Elvis impersonators
George Thring runs away from home. By accident.
Depressed, lonely and tired of life, George Thring leaves work one night but never makes it home. Before he knows it, he’s driven over 200 miles in the wrong direction and finds himself in a strange little town, in the middle of nowhere, during their annual Elvis Presley appreciation festival.
As he stumbles from one mishap to another, George meets the woman of his dreams, unwittingly aids in a bank robbery and finds himself pursued by both the police and a gang of angry criminals.
With a big life decision to make, and a girl to try and win over, George is given the chance to become the hero he has always wanted to be.
But is he brave enough to take it?
Puddick’s writing is a cross between P.G. Wodehouse and the British mod films of the 60s. The Unexpected Vacation of George Thring is simply delicious to read. It is a story that reminds me of why I fell in love with reading.
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