Doctor Tetrazzini and His Life Affirming Theory

The second collection of short stories by Ade Grant, due to be released this autumn, will contain:

Doctor Tetrazzini and His Life Affirming Theory
Being the second part of the Mariner odyssey. After finding the small island of Sighisoara the Mariner is offered a chance of redemption. Will he be able to put the past behind him? Or are his demons too insidious to be locked away?

A Jolly Wicked Party
The famous pub, “The Frog’s Paw”, is now under the control of Mad Frank who is determined to celebrate. But will an uninvited guest ruin the events?

The Revelations Of Knocking On Heavens Door
Angels exist. And one has been sent to save the life of Joseph Mulberry. The problem is, he’s not pleased.

And more….

Artwork by Christopher Hayes

Artwork by Christopher Hayes


The follow up book to Rotten Philosophy promises to delve deeper and darker into the human psyche. More information to be released soon….

A Tentative Return

It has been a long time since my last post. The world of politics has been ticking along, mostly with Labour trying to break up the coalition like a jealous spotty teenager without a partner to the prom. And that is all they’ve been doing – their leadership race is even duller than the last Lib Dem one, and that’s quite an achievement! It seems only the Tories can have a decent leadership battle, probably because their contenders always range from the mad to the outright deranged.

Still, better not speak ill of the new “allies”. A lot of Lib Dems are furious with their party for getting into bed with their arch-enemy. So much so that the party’s approval rating is dangerously low. But I’m not angry, not in the slightest. I’m actually very proud. This was the grown up thing to do. No, more than grown up, it was heroic. The Lib Dems threw themselves on the hand-grenade that was a Tory Government, shielding the rest of us from the worst of the blast. We may not realise it, but the Lib Dems have saved us from destruction, even if it means they’re blown to bits in the process.

If you scroll back through the history of this blog you’ll find a lot of bile about Cameron. I stand by those statements, the man was god-awful during the election campaign. But now that he’s been freed from his back-benchers and grass-root supporters by the liberal wing of the coalition, he’s doing quite well. It’s very odd, but I can feel the resentment ebbing away..

Perhaps this is all a cruel trick and in a couple of months I’ll be screaming blue murder, but for now all is pretty good. It will be better if the lib dems stop stuffing up and getting caught up in scandal (I’m looking at you David Laws and Chris Huhne) and instead got gutsy and started following the lead of California (more on that to follow in a couple of days).

Outside of politics I’ve been working on the next collection of short stories. It’s called “Doctor Tetrazzini and His Life Affirming Theory” and will contain follow up stories to both “Rotten Philosophy” and “The Frog’s Paw”. More information to be given shortly.