A Fame of Two Halves

For Elliot Gold, manager of the Duxford Ducks football team, life seems to be going from bad to worse. His job and his marriage both face imminent demise. He pins all his hopes on winning one last match. But Elliot Gold is not a lucky man! Drowning his sorrows with his parents in Malta, Elliot is suddenly offered a chance to resurrect his football career with a team he renames The Maltese Falcons!

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Published by Punked Books
Words: 83,180
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452349244
About Kevin Mahoney

Kevin Mahoney is the editor of Authortrek.com, the Founder and Publisher of Punked Books, and the author of the novel A Fame of Two Halves.

I was born in Slough in 1972, and where I went to Slough Grammar School (although it was called Upton Grammar then). I attended Anglia Polytechnic University in Cambridge for three glorious years (during which the University changed name twice - from AHEC, AP, to APU), where I was a member of Cambridge Student TV and a founding member of the Cambridge Media Group. Returning to Slough, I worked for Ottakars booksellers and became an editorial assistant on Story Cellar magazine. From 1995 to 1997, I attended Thames Valley University (which, unusually, has not changed its name), and was awarded an MA on their excellent Cultural Studies course. In 1998, I began a long stint of working for Amazon.co.uk, where I won the Amazonian Award in 2000, and where I edited their internal newsletter Amazone. In 2002, my essay on Masculinity in Dune, Spartacus, and Lawrence of Arabia was studied at the University of California. I left Amazon in 2005, and now live in Ealing with wife Michelle. My main preoccupation is editing the literary review magazine, Authortrek, portions of which have been reprinted in the US edition of Joanne Harris's Sleep, Pale Sister, and quotations from the site were used on the cover to plug Neal Asher's debut novel, Gridlinked. I also wrote a reading guide for the US edition of Joanne Harris’ novel Gentlemen & Players. I have performed poetry at London's Poetry Cafe, and at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith. For 3 years, I was the Web Content Manager for the Society of Young Publishers.

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