Published today, ‘Badger’s Waddle’, a novel of impeccably good manners that is very, very rude!
It’s out now — the quirky new masterpiece of British fantasy humor.
If you’re in between Discworld novels, read this book!
If you want something original for a change, read this book!
If you’ve ever imagined what would result if P.G. Wodehouse and Douglas Adams co-wrote a book, read this book! If you’ve never imagined this scenario, then that’s okay because now you don’t have to. You can read this book instead.
That’s an awful lot of people needing to read this book, so to make life easier, here’s what we’re doing:
- The Kindle version is set to a special launch price of only 99cents/ 77pence (normal list price is $2.99/ £1.90)
- If you can hold off until this weekend, the Kindle version will be available for FREE through all Kindle Stores this coming Saturday and Sunday.
Here are the links you need:
ePUB edition to follow in late summer 2013.
Here’s an extract from the press release…
Bromham, Bedfordshire: Greyhart Press, a publisher of science fiction, fantasy, and thriller books, announces its latest book release is Badger’s Waddle by Nigel Edwards, a quirky fantasy set in a surreal English village.
Commenting on the release, Greyhart Press publisher Tim C. Taylor said: “I knew as soon as I read the first chapter that a new writer had joined the ranks of Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams. It’s easy to name drop famous authors in the genre you’re writing in. What’s not easy is to write like them, because that requires a certain rogue strand in the author’s DNA that allows them to see the everyday world shifted into bizarre new forms. Nigel Edwards has that quirky DNA. He’s Homo Sapiens Cerritulus — weird as well as wise.”
Author, Nigel Edwards, said of his inspiration: “My wife and I were on holiday in Cornwall several years ago. We visited the Seal Sanctuary there, and one of the countryside walks around the site was named Badgers Waddle. The name was perfect, being simultaneously mundane and twee, yet unusual and evocative. I was immediately struck by how ideal it was for the name of a rural village lost in the heart of England, the sort of idyll that the great Agatha Christie might have chosen as a setting for one of her mysteries.”
Life in the quaint English hampton of Badger’s Waddle is never quite the same as elsewhere in the country… or any other country for that matter. The first sign of impending chaos was when giant rabbits breached the defenses all along the indeterminate length of the vegetable garden of Little Twee cottage.
To patch up the defenses took the combined efforts of the resident gastrognome and a Crippin & Hare Indifference Engine operated by Tavarius Truckle, the man with the highest ever score in an apathitude test. But when tourists start exploding at the village fete, bank deposits build up a critical pressure, and the church’s resident saint finds a loophole in his contract of supra-ecclesiastical employment, the whole hampton must unite to restore some semblance of normality (except for Tavarius Truckle, who’s far too apathetic to care).
Only Goode Nurture, the nice old lady in the tall, pointy black hat, has been preparing for this moment, shaving her gibbons in readiness for the looming crisis.
This book will be lapped up by followers of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series, and fans of Tom Holt and Douglas Adams. But be warned… underneath the polite gentility of English good manners, this book is very, very, rude!