A Filthy Habit and Other Stories
There are no fluff and flowers in Linnane's flights of fancy. Instead, in spare prose, he gently mocks our pretensions and arrests our attention. In brief, dear reader, be prepared to be delighted, surprised and not a little shocked.
(Pat Welland, Writer and Journalist)
About A Filthy Habit and Other Stories
Perhaps it’s time you embraced the wilder side of life….
A subversive military campaign to wipe out pensioners … a sadistic newspaper editor who bullies and humiliates his staff while worrying about his translation of Horace … an Italian soccer maestro is hired to teach English players to spit … a tiger loose on the 3.30pm from Charing Cross to Tunbridge Wells … a fantasy biography that leads to an international incident … an author hiding in a library, watching in secret as a beautiful young woman inserts new pages into his book to form a completely different story …
From shadow catchers to obsessive collectors, broken book groups to bullying bosses, Fergus Linnane shares a wealth of bizarre, entertaining and often darkly hilarious stories which subvert our expectations and give life a totally new perspective.