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  • Charles Nevin


Here's a bit more about my latest book, So Last Century.

It's a collection of humorous short stories set in each decade of the twentieth century.

'General Haig, Noël Coward, Butch Cassidy, Margaret Thatcher’s bloomers and a racehorse strongly resembling Shergar feature in So Last Century, the new collection of astute and witty stories from award-winning journalist and author Charles Nevin' (say my enthusiastic publishers in a press release).

The book begins with Edward VII on a tricky country house visit and ends with one of the first national lottery winners struggling with fame, fortune and romance. On the way you’ll meet music hall entertainers in the First World War and two remarkable double agents in the Second, get raided in a 1920s London night club, take part in some lively coronation celebrations, and discover what really might have happened when the World Cup was stolen in 1966. Be warned: after this, you will never view the twentieth century in quite the same way again...

Charles says, “I turned to fiction after a successful career in journalism, and found that the genre which best drew on my skills and experience was the comic short story mingling real characters and settings with fictional adventures. My previous two collections, ‘Lost in the Wash with Other Things’, and ‘Sometimes In Bath’, took this approach further by following each story with an afterword separating the fact from the fiction and giving the historical background. After much thought about where I could take this idea next, I realised the answer was right behind me: the last, extraordinary century. Thus ‘So Last Century’, my best yet.”

RELEASE DATE: 28/02/2023 ISBN: 9781915603128 Price: £9.99 For author interviews, review or competition copies, articles, photos or extracts: PHILIPPA ILIFFE, ASSISTANT MARKETING MANAGER Direct Line: 0116 466 0042 Email: P_ILIFFE@BOOKGUILD.CO.UK the book guild ltd, Unit E2 Airfield Business Park, Harrison Road, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7UL

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