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The Man Who Loved Islands

The Man Who Loved Islands

Author: David F. Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/04/2017

The Disco Boys and The Band are back... In the early 80s, Bobby Cassidy and Joey Miller were inseparable; childhood friends and fledgling business associates. Now, both are depressed and lonely, and they haven't spoken to each other in more than ten years. A bizarre opportunity to honour the memory of someone close to both of them presents itself, if only they can forgive ... and forget. With the help of the deluded Max Mojo and the faithful Hamish May, can they pull off the impossible, and reunite the legendary Ayrshire band, The Miraculous Vespas, for a one-off Music Festival - The Big Bang - on a remote, uninhabited Scottish island? Absurdly funny, deeply moving and utterly human, The Man Who Loves Islands is an unforgettable finale to the Disco Days trilogy - a modern classic pumped full of music and middle-aged madness, written from the heart and pen of one of Scotland's finest new voices. `By turn hilarious and heart-breaking, more than anything Ross creates beautifully rounded characters full of humanity and perhaps most of all, hope' Liam Rudden, Scotsman `Warm, funny and evocative. If you grew up in the eighties, you're going to love this' Chris Brookmyre `Dark, hilarious, funny and heart-breaking all at the same time, a book that sums up the spirit of an era and a country in a way that will make you wince and laugh at the same time' Muriel Gray `Full of comedy, pathos and great tunes' Hardeep Singh Kohli

The Rise & Fall of the Miraculous Vespas

The Rise & Fall of the Miraculous Vespas

Author: David F. Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2016

The Rise and Fall of the Miraculous Vespas is the timeless story of the quest for pop immortality. When a young Ayrshire band miraculously hits the big time with the smash hit record of 1984, international stardom beckons. That's despite having a delusional teenage manager propelled by a dark, malign voice in his head... Can Max Mojo's band of talented social misfits repeat the success and pay back the mounting debts accrued from an increasingly agitated cartel of local gangsters? Or will they have to kidnap Boy George and hope for the best? Featuring much-loved characters from the international bestseller, The Last Days of Disco, this is an absurdly funny, riotously ambitious and deeply human story of small-town rivalries, music, confused adolescence and, above all, hope, from one of Scotland's finest new voices. 'More than just a nostalgic recreation of the author's youth, it's a compassionate, affecting story of a family in crisis at a time of upheaval and transformation, when disco wasn't the only thing whose days were numbered' Herald Scotland 'Ross creates beautifully rounded characters full of humanity and perhaps most of all, hope. It will make you laugh. It will make you cry. It s rude, keenly observed and candidly down to earth' The Scotsman 'An astonishing tour de force' John Niven `A great white-knuckle read set in the world of hope, dreams and DIY pop' Stuart Cosgrove `A solid-gold hit of a book! The closest you'll ever get to being on Top of the Pops' Colin McCredie

The Last Days of Disco

The Last Days of Disco

Author: David F. Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2015

Early in the decade that taste forgot, Fat Franny Duncan is on top of the world. He is the undoubted King of the Ayrshire Mobile Disco scene, controlling and ruling the competition with an iron fist. But the future is uncertain. A new partnership is coming and is threatening to destroy the big man's Empire ... The Last Days of Disco is about family, music, small-time gangsters ... and the fear of being sent to the Falklands by the biggest gangster of them all. Witty, energetic and entirely authentic, it's also heartbreakingly honest, weaving together tragedy and comedy with an uncanny and unsettling elegance. A simply stunning debut. `There's a bittersweet poignancy to David F. Ross's debut novel, The Last Days of Disco' Edinburgh Evening News 'This is a book that might just make you cry like nobody's watching' Iain MacLeod, Sunday Mail `Full of comedy, pathos & great tunes' Hardeep Singh Kohli `Warm, funny & evocative' Chris Brookmyre `Dark, hilarious & heartbreaking' Muriel Gray `Captures the time, the spirit ... I loved it' John Niven `If I saw that in a store I would buy it without even looking at what was inside' Irvine Welsh `Like the vinyl that crackles off every page, The Last Days of Disco is as warm and authentic as Roddy Doyle at his very best' Nick Quantrill

Competing Through Supply Chain Management Creating Market-Winning Strategies Through Supply Chain Partnerships

Competing Through Supply Chain Management Creating Market-Winning Strategies Through Supply Chain Partnerships

Author: David F. Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/12/2010

SCM is one of the hottest topics in manufacturing and distribution, and like JIT and TQC it requires a corporate commitment. This book provides both fundamental principles of SCM as well as a set of guidelines to assist in practical application of SCM. It will be one of the first books on the market that deals exclusively with SCM and its application. Readers in the academic, management sciences, sales, marketing and government environments will find this book of particular interest.

Competing Through Supply Chain Management Creating Market-Winning Strategies Through Supply Chain Partnerships

Competing Through Supply Chain Management Creating Market-Winning Strategies Through Supply Chain Partnerships

Author: David F. Ross Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/1997

SCM is one of the hottest topics in manufacturing and distribution, and like JIT and TQC it requires a corporate commitment. This book provides both fundamental principles of SCM as well as a set of guidelines to assist in practical application of SCM. It will be one of the first books on the market that deals exclusively with SCM and its application. Readers in the academic, management sciences, sales, marketing and government environments will find this book of particular interest.

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