Richard Blandford - Author

About the Author

Richard Blandford has studied and taught art history and has written articles for the art journals Frieze and Elephant. He is also the author of two novels and two short story collections.

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Flying Saucer Rock & Roll

Flying Saucer Rock & Roll

Author: Richard Blandford Format: eBook Release Date: 04/09/2017

A bittersweet novel about friendship, being a teenager, and the redemption to be found in rock music.Chris is learning guitar at school in an attempt to emulate his rock god hero, Joe Satriani, if only he can get the hang of 'Streets of London' first. But there's another boy in his guitar class who's miles ahead of everybody. His name is Ben.It's only a matter of time before Chris and Ben form a band. With easy-going Jase on drums and the ginger, bespectacled and bad-tempered Thomas on bass, Animal Magnets are only lacking a frontman. And although they hate to admit it, there is only one boy for the job.Flying Saucer Rock & Roll follows the boys through their teenage years and out the other side into the disappointment of adult life. It is a beautifully observed novel about guitar riffs, friendship and faded dreams.Praise for Flying Saucer Rock & Roll'A wry, sometimes painful, tale of adolescence well evoked.' Sunday Herald'Blandford captures the awkwardness of youth with a deft realism a witty and sometimes poignant coming-of-age tale.' The List

Hound Dog

Hound Dog

Author: Richard Blandford Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2017

Phoenix Nights meets American PsychoCall him Elvis. The premier Elvis impersonator in the whole of the Cambridgeshire region. He's overweight and bald and old. He is partial to cocaine, sells skunk to local teenagers and masturbates six or seven times a day.And he hates Elvis Presley.Things start to go wrong for Elvis when his backing singers, Gay Elvis and Fat Elvis, jump ship and have to replaced by Buddy Holly, a postman with bladder problems. Then Eddie, a dubious businessman, calls offering the biggest gig of Elvis's career - performing at the birthday party of a vicious gangster who just happens to be married to Elvis's third ex-wife.Praise for Hound Dog'Phoenix Nights meets American Psycho. In Cambridge.' Kevin Sampson'Hound Dog is distressingly, worryingly funny. With skill and sensitivity, Blandford keeps the reader laughing, even through the depravity; even through the despair; even, indeed, through the moments of startling ferocity.' Niall Griffiths'Slick, efficient and faintly nasty.' Observer

Pretty Boy Tigh

Pretty Boy Tigh

Author: Richard Blandford Format: eBook Release Date: 15/09/2014

Tigh is the latest Pretty Boy on a popular children's TV show. The kids love him. The mums love him even more. So much that Tigh soon finds himself getting into a very sticky mess...

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