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Animal Lover

Animal Lover

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Danny is in trouble. A wannabe animal rights activist and modern day hero, none of this was supposed to happen. After his first attempt at animal liberation ends badly, things go rapidly downhill. In the supermarket where he works his behaviour is becoming more erratic and a number of people, including his boss (a big Jim Davidson fan), a Goth grocery girl (and also teenage poet) and a security guard (enough said) are all out to get him. The woman he loves, Shona, is becoming more extreme by the minute and when they hook up with some hunt saboteurs she’s more interested in digging up human graves and stealing the remains than saving foxes. Danny doesn’t waste his time at the hunt either – thanks to him the fox gets torn to pieces.
It’s treble or nothing time, and next week the Circus is coming to town.
Title Animal Lover
Author Raymond Friel
ISBN 9781908373724
eISBN 9781909912540
Binding Paperback
Author Bio

RAYMOND FRIEL is a Scottish screenwriter based in Glasgow. He has two feature film credits: The Calcium Kid starring Orlando Bloom and Botched with Stephen Dorff. Both of these films were released in cinemas in the UK and distributed worldwide.

Friel has worked on a variety of other film and television projects with the UK Film Council, Scottish Screen, Creative Scotland, Shine Entertainment, Channel 4 and the BBC.

His play, Moriarty Is Crying, won the Willy Russell Award for New Writing and was performed at the Edinburgh Festival and the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow.

Friel also writes and directs a live comedy sketch show that has featured in the Glasgow Comedy Festival and played to sell out crowds.

He lives with his wife and two children, Rémy and Etienne. His Jack Russells, Stubby and Rigsby, feel the book could have done with a bit more rabbit chasing and a lot less talking.

Back Cover Text

Tonight. Tonight is all that matters. Every thing else, all this, neon lights and the smell of disinfectant and dead chickens, don’t let it get to you, Danny. Baked beans, not a problem. On the shelf they go. Super Danny. By day, a quiet supermarket shelf stacker, but by night... Well. It didn’t quite work out the way I’d planned. My first attempt at animal liberation was a disaster. It was all going so well until... Well, I guess you’ll find out. But after that night, everything started to spiral out of control. Everyone at work was out to get me for something or other. The woman I loved was becoming more extreme by the day. My ratio of animals saved versus animals killed was changing rapidly. And not in the direction I wanted it to. Super Danny? Not quite. Not even close. It’s treble or nothing time, and next week, the circus is coming to town.

Reviews An entertaining romp that challenges your preconceptions of a world often steeped in mystery.JONATHON WHITELAW, The Sun

BIC Subject Fiction & related items
BISAC Subject FICTION / General
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