Praise for Declan Burke: “Burke shows again that he’s not just a comic genius, but also a fine dramatic writer and storyteller.” – Booklist. “Proust meets Chandler over a pint of Guinness.” – Spectator. “Among the most memorable books of the year, of any genre.” – Sunday Times. “A hardboiled delight.” – Guardian. “Imagine Donald Westlake and Richard Stark collaborating on a screwball noir.” – Kirkus Reviews. “A cross between Raymond Chandler and Flann O’Brien.” – John Banville.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Hazel, Bigwig And Fiver Expect …

Mr and Mrs Grand Vizier (not pictured, right) would like to thank everyone who has cautiously enquired during the last week as to what the blummin’ hell is taking Baby Vizier so long at emerging into the world, and please be reassured that you will be amongst the first to know when the moment comes to pass – it being the Grand Vizier’s birthday, he for one is hoping for an Easter Bunny Sunday arrival. In the meantime, if anyone has any ideas of how to keep a veritable warren occupied until Baby Vizier arrives to keep them company at what is rapidly becoming something of a Watership Down refugee camp, the Grand Vizier is all floppy ears …