Welcome to the Heady Heights (Paperback)
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A hilarious, dark and heart-warming drama about the elusivity of stardom, in an age when `making it' was `having it all' ...

`A real new talent on the Scottish literary scene' Press and Journal

Welcome to the Heady Heights ...

It's the year punk rock was born, Concorde entered commercial service and a tiny Romanian gymnast changed the sport forever.

Archie Blunt is a man with big ideas. He just needs a break for them to be realised. In a bizarre brush with the light-entertainment business, Archie unwittingly saves the life of the UK's top showbiz star, Hank `Heady' Hendricks', and now dreams of hitting the big-time as a Popular Music Impresario. Seizing the initiative, he creates a new singing group with five unruly working-class kids from Glasgow's East End. Together, they make the finals of a televised Saturday-night talent show, and before they know it, fame and fortune beckon for Archie and The High Five. But there's a complication; a trail of irate Glaswegian bookies, corrupt politicians and a determined Scottish WPC known as The Tank are all on his tail...

A hilarious and poignant nod to the elusivity of stardom, in an age when making it' was `having it all', Welcome to the Heady Heights is also a dark, laugh-out-loud comedy, a heart-warming tribute to a bygone age and a delicious drama about desperate men, connected by secrets and lies, by accidents of time and, most of all, the city they live in.

Publisher: Orenda Books
ISBN: 9781912374618
Number of pages: 276
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A real new talent on the Scottish literary scene." --Press and Journal
"Full of comedy, pathos and great tunes." --Hardeep Singh Kohli, author, Indian Takeaway
"Warm, funny and evocative." --Chris Brookmyre, author, Places in the Darkness
"Dark, hilarious, funny and heart-breaking." --Muriel Gray, author, The Trickster
"This is a book that might just make you cry like nobody's watching." --Sunday Mail

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“A dark comedy of life in Glasgow, 1976”

July 1976 in Glasgow. It’s a tough place to be, when Archie is “a stoical son of Glasgow; an unrequited optimist”, but also a man with many problems. After all, this is a place of casual violence, when fights can... More

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“Dark side of the 70s”

I'm grateful to Orenda Books for sending me a free copy of the book to review as part of its promotional blogtour.

I was especially looking forward to this book, having immensely enjoyed Ross's previous... More

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