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Island Fling,

By Ian Skidmore

Huw ap Gryffydd is the Lord of two tiny but proud and ancient Welsh islands – Yns Becod and Yns Tad.
When the Her Majesty’s Royal Mail has the effrontery to replace the names with mere postal zip codes his heritage is under threat.
And he is determined to fight back.

And before the hapless British Prime Minister can even attempt to say, ‘Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch,’ ap Gryffydd has whipped his 2,000 colourful islanders into a Celtic frenzy.
They make a Unilateral Declaration of Independence from the mainland and vow to stand, man, woman and child, against any threat to their ancient autonomy.

Centuries earlier the Romans had sensed the power and peril of the wrath of the sleeping Welsh dragon, trembled in their togas, and left well enough alone. But that has all been forgotten in Westminster’s corridors of power.

Rather than just go home for a nice cup of tea and a lie down as Caesar did, they lay plans to force the rebel islands back into line … and abysmally underestimate what’s in store for their task force across a short stretch of sea.

Can Squire Huw and his makeshift defence brigade of wily Welsh defeat the might of the English so that the British become two islands short of being Great Britain ever again?

Ian Skidmore’s ‘Island Fling’ rolls swiftly from chuckles to laughs to side-splitting hilarity as the Islanders lay their peculiar plans … and those at Number Ten Downing Street, London, desperately try every trick in the book to recapture the two little dots on their map and save their political careers.

‘Island Fling’ is a laugh-out-loud comedy that is perfect for fans of Tom Sharpe, Terry Pratchett and Ben Elton.

“Ian Skidmore is a talent to rival Tom Sharpe. The funniest writer in Wales.” – The Liverpool Daily Post.

Ian Skidmore is the author of more thirty books – many of them best-sellers. He was also one of the most widely-read newspaper columnists and radio show presenters in the UK. After thirty years with BBC Wales, he was awarded the coveted Golden Microphone Award … and then fired a month later when BBC bureaucrats discovered he was English!

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