The Return of the Hippy

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Rated 5.00/5 based on 3 reviews
Tony Ryan thought he understood the way the world worked, but now, as a sacrificial lamb of the credit crunch he finds himself drifting... drifting into the clutches of the ever resourceful Pete who could find the angle in a Fairy Liquid bubble... and into the arms of the enigmatic hippy girl, Astrid, who’s about to introduce Tony to rabbits, magic caves and the joys of mushrooms.

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About David Luddington

In case you don’t know, I write comedy. Gentle British comedy. Having grown up with P.G. Wodehouse, the Ealing Comedies and the Carry On movies I like to think I’ve captured the tone of traditional British Humour but brought it firmly into the… where are we now? No… not going to think about that. I also write to a theme. I believe many of us have lost sight of who we are in our rush to ride the next big wave. But when that wave dumps us on the shores of ‘Couldn’t Care Less’ then carries on without us, who are we then? Can I stand up on the beach in nothing but my… nothing and tell the world who I am, or do I need to preface it with “Well, I used to be…”

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Review by: Debbie Sparks on March 14, 2012 :
This is one of the funniest books I have ever read. The hero is a onetime city big-shot who burns out when the global financial crisis hits. He is forced to re-evaluate his life and the important things. His grasping family all desert him when they realise he is no longer going to earn the big money and he finds himself back in the world he longed for before he was drawn into commercialism.

This is a fantastic book of self discovery and hope for everyone who longs for a fresh start.

If you want a really good laugh then give this a try.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Sophie Manning on March 12, 2012 :
If you want a really good laugh then you need to read this. It had me laughing out loud. It's very 'English' and has elements of Doc Martin although funnier or Only Fools And Horses.
It's a novel of culture clash when high flying but burnt out stock broker gets tangled up with a group of hippies living by their wits in a small Cornish town . He struggles to throw off his old life which he hated, and learn the ways of living day to day with no plans or status to live up to. It's also a bit of a romance as he tries to understand Astrid who he becomes besotted with. Very like Tom Sharpe though less biting.
Don't expect deep angst, this is just good fun!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Sophie Manning on March 12, 2012 :
If you want a really good laugh then you need to read this. It had me laughing out loud. It's very 'English' and has elements of Doc Martin although funnier or Only Fools And Horses.
It's a novel of culture clash when high flying but burnt out stock broker gets tangled up with a group of hippies living by their wits in a small Cornish town . He struggles to throw off his old life which he hated, and learn the ways of living day to day with no plans or status to live up to. It's also a bit of a romance as he tries to understand Astrid who he becomes besotted with. Very like Tom Sharpe though less biting.
Don't expect deep angst, this is just good fun!
(reviewed long after purchase)

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