The Happy Rovers Bicycle Thief Gang

The Happy Rovers Bicycle Thief Gang

by John-Philip Penny

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What could be more dangerous than daily life in the Victorian English city of Penny Dreadful? Not much, as it turns out, what with rogue killer balloons about, as well as petti-coated ladies so comely that one can die simply by looking at them; not to mention the sudden and unexpected fits of breathless hysteria that often fell their victims. And we must not forget that greatest menace of all, the Happy Rovers Bicycle Thief Gang, who roam the peaceful countryside in search of Penny-Farthing plunder.

Welcome to a place where strange and oddball happenings are an everyday affair, and come along on a jaunty romp through this madcap, and darkly witty world. But keep in mind that though these stories may just be the fevered daydreams of their delightfully eccentric author, he has no doubt that by the end of the book, you will wish such a place really did exist.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940155931348
Publisher: John-Philip Penny
Publication date: 01/03/2019
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 471,758
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Hello, and thank you for checking out my books! And thank you also to all of you who have already read and enjoyed my previous titles. So far, I have published two stories, the first being 'Panzerfaust: The Fall of Nazi Germany,' and then 'Blood of a Barbarian.' Both have sold more copies than I ever dreamed of, and I am very happy about that, and grateful. My plan is to write a whole series of books set in ancient Rome, ancient Egypt, WW2 and WW1. I am even thinking of a couple of stories set during the times of the Knights. Some of my titles will be stand alone books, while most will be part of an ongoing series. 'Blood of a Barbarian,' for example, is just the first in a series of five novellas. It usually takes me two to three months to complete a new work, so please bare with me while I work on the next installment. Next up, I have a tale set in the ancient lands of Egypt, and it will be out well before Christmas, 2016. After that, I have some more ideas for WW2 stories, and then back to my gladiator series. To tell you something about myself, I got interested in writing by reading a great deal of history when I was a child. I like the idea of stepping back into time, and living in the skin of a historical person, even if only one I have made up. After serving in the militia, I then took a degree in art at OCAD in Toronto, then spent the next decade travelling and mountaineering. These foreign excursions encouraged me all the more towards wanting to write, and I love to include things I've actually seen in real life, and experienced. I hope that you will enjoy my books as much as I enjoy writing them!

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