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Book Title: Missing Gretyl: A Very Funny Comedy Novel|
The author of the book: Si Page
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Date of issue: November 25th 2013
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'Congratulations on your success. I can see why Gretyl has become so popular ... I'm sure I'll see 'Gretyl' on the screen some time in the future.' Richard Boden (Director/Producer: The IT Crowd, Blackadder Goes Forth, The Life of Riley)
"‘Missing Gretyl’ is a rare treat – a brilliantly written comedy novel that’s genuinely funny.” Mark Stibbe, best selling, award-winning author.
"You know you're onto a good thing when the novel you start is hard to stop! When you look forward to the next time you can pick it up and get a bit more of the story... when you're a bit miffed to find you've got to do stuff like work, eat, feed your children and even go the loo, as it means you have to put the book down... then the novel has done its job. And this novel does its job very well; the characters are endearing, the plot intriguing and the overall result - pleasing. Go read it!" Author, Annie Porthouse
FAKE REVIEW: "If you've nothing better to do than ROFL, then go ahead and buy the damn thing. Laughter is for the weak minded." Mona Lott, Head Labotomist.
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NOW TO THE STORY.
London. Poncey Bridge. Marbella.
Are you ready for Gretyl Trollop? How about a love/hate/love relationship?
Some say she is loud, hairy and obnoxious. Others are less complimentary.
Witness the antics of this 'old timer' Gretyl Trollop, her long-suffering husband, Albert, the Soddall family who have ‘sod all’ and other great characters in this hilarious comedy novel.
Married for over fifty years, it’s all trouble and strife for the Trollops. They live in a high-rise tower block in London’s East End, where there isn’t enough room to swing a cat.
Gretyl is glued to the TV shopping channels and addicted to car boot sales. Albert finds respite in his allotment and the local bookmakers. They carry on with their separate lives until a mysterious letter threatens to change everything and turn Albert’s world upside down.
Add to the chaotic mix a removal van, a hitman, a holiday scam and a murderous plan, and you will discover the hilarious and touching world that is, Missing Gretyl.
Has Gretyl Trollop finally met her match as she takes on Neil Rochester and his cronies in Poncey Bridge?
Can Gretyl play the fraudsters at their own game?
Will she survive the murderous attempts of Arti Chokes?
Does Albert end up missing Gretyl?
Missing Gretyl is a throwback to the golden heyday of British Comedy before the end of the millennium.
Slapstick in nature with larger than life characters, get ready for some serious shock and laughter as you delve into the murky world of car boot sales, holiday scams, female 'eye candy' and a hit man.
The essence of Missing Gretyl is very British in flavour and inspired by wonderful TV characters like Hyacinth Bucket, Del Trotter, Victor Meldrew and Basil Fawlty.
“‘Missing Gretyl’ is a rare treat – a brilliantly written comedy novel that’s genuinely funny.” Mark Stibbe, best selling, award-winning writer.
Missing Gretyl is also available as a paperback through Amazon.
You can find out more about the author, Si Page via his website, missinggretyl dot com
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Si Page was born in Romford, Essex in 1970 and grew up with a love of football, films, frolicking and females (the priority of the four 'F's reversed during his teenage years).
After attending three different senior schools, Si decided that it was a waste of time turning up for his GCE exams and bunked off to head for the workplace as a carpet fitter where he found the YTS scheme waiting with no more than twenty-something quid a week and a clip round the ear for cutting carpet 'very wonky'.
Si describes the next ten years of his working life in grim fashion: 'I worked as a telesales 'thingy' (ew), vending machine salesman (spit), insurance clerk (snore), debt collector (ouch), recruitment consultant (I liked that one) and a mortgage broker (I worked for sharks and didn't last long).'
Things were soon to change drastically in 1996, when Si decided to become a 'real' student and study for a B.A. Hons. Theology Degree somewhere outside of Essex, in a strange land called 'The North'. Things were reportedly so bad 'oop North', that Si expected to be living among whippet-racing peasants dressed in shell suits, living off a diet of mushy peas. Oh, and statistically, Northerners tend to have a habit of dying much younger.
Si was concerned about something called the North-South divide and mistook it for the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, where he believed that pollution due to population density must have been the reason for poor health among Northerners and not just the mushy peas.
After a car journey up the M6 motorway to a grassy dwelling called Cheshire, Si survived three years of student life and the carcass served up in the college canteen. He finished his degree in 1999 and until 2007 he worked as a Reverend in the North West of England - Merseyside and Lancashire. Si planned that among more sophisticated company, he would say that he resided a few miles away from two world class golfing resorts - the first near Royal Birkdale, and the second, a few cosy miles from Royal Lytham.
Simon has since been involved in a number of creative projects, including an Oscar-nominated short film called 'Most'. His first novel was a very successful comedy (with over 161 reviews) called, Missing Gretyl (also a screenplay). His second was a tongue-in-cheek parody and satirical work on David Cameron, called 'The Inside Scoop: The Secret Journal of a Prime Minister,' and his third and most recent is an exciting novel called NO IDEA, released on 1st December 2016.
Si is also working on three other books at present, which include the sequel to Missing Gretyl, a Billy Elliott-type adventure called, The Collar, and more recently, a comedy with the working title: The Holiday.
Si has two lovely boys called Ruben and Freddie and has been married for eighteen years to a beautiful lady called Solana, who prior to meeting Si, enjoyed the full use of her mental faculties.
Totally dedicated to writing these days, Si has taken his classroom humour, workplace banter and on a more serious note, life skills from the pastorate, to write funny, challenging and original drama.
There's plenty more to come... watch this space!
You can also find out more about Si Page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SiPageauthor/ and Twitter http://twitter.com/Siberpasta
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