Derek travels from child to confused adult, from reporter for the local paper to any job available, doing everything he thinks he should, but doing it his way. Pursuing life and employment leads Derek to fling himself into the sort of sticky situations he won’t want to have to explain to his friends or his family. With determination, gritting his teeth, doing everything for the best, how could anything go wrong.
by Mac Black
Was Alexander a villain? An injured hero, having survived WW1, dies, unexpectedly, in Glasgow leaving a shameful secret. This six generation mystery starts when Tom visits the loft “looking for the ‘jeely pan’…”
By Anna –
Great book by Mac Black. I came across this book by chance and although not the type of book I usually read I found it amusing and couldn’t put it down!
Cheryl M-M –
I would suggest reading Please… Call Me Derek to get a better feel of the writing style and Derek’s story. Actually based on the first chapter it might just be a good idea because of the completely bizarre situation the main character is in the middle of. You have to know Derek to understand why eccentric is the norm for him. Black has a very distinctive style. The humour is quirky and often whimsical with an underlying wit.