Treasure Trove by @Alistair_Lavers
“A very amusing and quirky tale.” – The Yid
“First in the top five best new books, in a feature inside the 6th Nov 2015 issue of the Yorkshire Post.”
Treasure Trove is a joyous romp of a comedy novel taking place in a Yorkshire seaside town and revolving around a whole host of amusing characters of questionable integrity and their search for ancient treasure.
It’s 1983 and Easter weekend dawns in the upmarket town of Whitborough-on-Sea, but events unfolding behind the scenes conspire to ruin any prospect of a prosperous and peaceful holiday. A Spanish Armada treasure is discovered – and lost.
An ancient curse is reawakened and the town’s adopted ship is sunk by a civil war cannonball. Though these three incidents appear unconnected, they are the start of a wider catastrophe that befalls the authorities and the forces of law and order.
Who are the architects behind this orgy of violence, sabotage and destruction? Russian saboteurs, the IRA or local criminals?
Treasure Trove is the first book in the Whitborough series, and is a laugh-out-loud novel that will appeal to fans of Tom Sharpe’s novels, David Croft and Jim Perry.
Biography of Alistair Lavers
Alistair is 50 and lives in a village with his wife Julie, close to Pickering in N.Yorkshre. He was born is Westphalia in Germany and still can still remember the words to ‘Silent Night’ in German – which makes his dog howl.
He worked as a self-employed Graphic Designer, illustrator and freelance photographer for many years. Largely within the music industry and motorcycle press; and became a junior partner in an independent rock alternative record store during the 1980’s. Where he organised trips to concerts and sourced rare records.
He is a fan of motorcycles and classic cars, beachcombing, goth, rock and 1940’s big band music. He is fond of a curry and Belgian Beer.
“Alistair’s book is a terrific mish-mash of seemingly unrelated events, the humour is sharp and inventive, the story rolls along at a fair old pace and the whole thing seems to read like something from Peter Tinniswood or David Nobbs. First class entertainment.”