Stephen Leslie France
I am a 'Young Adult Fantasy Fiction' writer from London with the dream of become a renown author.
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My main interests are:- Creative Writing, Screen Writing, Reading, Health and Fitness, Swimming, Hiking, Cinema/Film, Music, Bars and Clubs, Photography, Mixed Martial Arts, Chess, I.T, Greek Mythology, Literature, Religious Studies, History, Psychology, Philosophy, Weblogging, Tai Chi
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- Manpot's Tales of the Tropics
on Aug. 31, 2011
An educational comedy is perhaps an accurate description of debut author Malcolm Boyes' Manpot’s Tales of the Tropics.
This colourful and insightful set of true short stories, unveils a collection of amusing and interesting anecdotes about the British Virgin Islands.
Readers will have mysteries unravelled about famous and infamous characters on the island, audiences will be informed about specific well-known locations, and island residents will be provided with the intriguing history that gave birth to all of it.
Subtle comedy like our author’s description of Caribbean men viewing televised ice Hockey for the first time...
“Til then the only ice these guys had seen had been going into blenders for Pina Coladas and Painkillers.” pp.15
...or more obvious humour about stereotypical elements of the Caribbean...
“The lyrics to any great island song have to be primarily about one or two things...government corruption...and sex. And there are lots of both in the islands...” pp.19
....will sustain consistent amusement.
Readers who are familiar with problems in small Caribbean islands, will share some of the minor frustrations described, like paying an extortionate shipping fee for import goods, and those who have lived in the British Virgin Islands will enjoy recognising certain characters.
Summarising, curiosity about Tortola's enigmatic history will be sedated by answers our author generously provides and replaced with injections of laughter.