Obsessed by flamboyant French poet Arthur Rimbaud, Andrea Mann visits his home town, Charleville-Mézières. Shown a page from Rimbaud’s lost work La Chasse Spirituelle, Andrea becomes embroiled in a relationship with an attractive youth and his Svengali-like mentor, Albert.
Are the Nazis on the rampage in Glasgow yet again? It seems a few ghosts have returned to haunt the Narrator, Charlie and The Bumble. When things get hot in Glasgow The Bumble decides that it's time to mix business with pleasure and head to the south of France to search for a mysterious Scotsman who might hold the key to a fortune.
A delightful read from start to finish. The characters are well drawn, the dialogue is spot on and, despite there being a cast of thousands, I could easily keep up with who was who. The Baer Boys is always amusing and often laugh out loud funny but at the same time there is an underlying pathos. I don’t mean it’s schmaltzy or anything like that but just that it has heart. It would make a great film - or a musical even.