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James Blond - Stockport Is too Much

James Blond - Stockport Is too Much [Kindle Edition]

Terry Ravenscroft
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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My new book STAIRLIFT TO HEAVEN 3 - ALMOST THERE will be published on Sept 18 2014.

MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. As is the case with all my books, if you don't like James Blond - Stockport Is Too Much simply let me know by email, facebook or twitter and I will refund the purchase price in full.
Terry Ravenscroft.

After foiling the plans of countless power-hungry villains bent on world domination the bringing to book of the evil Dr Goldnojaws, who only wants to dominate humble Stockport, England, shouldn’t present too much of a problem for top secret agent James Blond. However in addition to taking on Goldnojaws and his evil sidekick BloJob, Blond has to wrestle with a prostate problem, so things aren’t quite as straightforward as he would have liked. Then to make matters worse he starts having girlfriend trouble....with Pisa Vass, Divine Bottom, Gloria Snockers and Ava Shag amongst others. James Bond as you have never known him.

James Blond - Stockport is too Much contains some sex scenes and strong language.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 764 KB
  • Print Length: 213 pages
  • Publisher: Razzamatazz Publications (18 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004GKN1EM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #128,290 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The day after Terry Ravenscroft threw in his mundane factory job to become a television comedy scriptwriter he was involved in a car accident which left him unable to turn his head. Since then he has never looked back.
Before they took him away he wrote scripts for Les Dawson, The Two Ronnies, Morecambe and Wise, Alas Smith and Jones, Not the Nine O'Clock News, Ken Dodd, Roy Hudd, and several others. He also wrote the award-winning BBC radio series Star Terk Two. He now writes humorous books, fifteen thus far with no signs of letting up.
Born in New Mills, Derbyshire, in 1938, he still lives there with his wife Delma and his mistress Divine Bottom (in his dreams).

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clever and Funny! 20 Mar 2011
With James Blond (Stockport is Not Enough) Terry Ravenscroft has penned another comedy winner. A clever and well written parody on Fleming's James Bond series, the parallels are nicely drawn whilst the story works equally well as a stand-alone piece. The humour is plentiful and down-to-earth without being overtly crude. Ravenscroft's prose, in this book as well as his others, is easy on the eye and sweeps the reader along at a pleasant and satisfying pace. There's never a dull moment but the action is never frenetic. This is a rewarding piece of light reading.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars My name is Blonde. 18 Mar 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I really like spoof books and I have soft spot for James Bond films (especially the old Sean Connery and Roger Moore ones which were a bit more tongue in cheek), so I was really looking forward to reading this book, and it didn't disappoint.

It is a ludicrous and funny caper, with some great one-liners (I did find myself laughing out loud), and I really liked the way it related to the 007's movies and novels, it's a good send-up. The book was an easy read with a steady pace that kept me enthralled to the end.

I agree with some of the reviewers that Terry Ravenscroft's references to Stockport were thin and that the book could have been set anywhere. I suppose occasionally you do come across a spoof book where the location is essential to the plot, like in Tony Royden's excellent comedy thriller The Dealer, but on this occasion I didn't think the location was that important and I certainly didn't let it spoil my enjoyment of the book.

It's a fun read and a wonderful parody of a national treasure.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dry humour at it's best!! 22 May 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This was my first venture into the Kindle store,so i was unsure of where to start for my first title.I thought a light hearted comedy would fit the bill,so i read the reviews on "James Blond-Stockport is too much",and decided this sounded a good read.I was not disappointed ,the book was a delight,and with me coming from Stockport,i found the places where the book was set,were in actual fact real.I would recommend this to anyone who likes a good laugh,well done Terry Ravenscroft,i will add you to my favorite authors list!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars James Blond 23 Feb 2013
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This is a parody / spoof of James Bond, whereby James Blond is actually a secret agent and styles himself a bit on Bond, to varying effect.

Because of bad guys taking over Stockport and buying up buildings, it put me in mind of Robert Rankins Brentford Trilogy books.

It was an enjoyable read, lighthearted and funny. Not quite Rankin (when he's at his best) but then no one is quite like Rankin.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not quite what I'd hoped 19 Sep 2011
By Sophie
Format:Kindle Edition
I enjoy a good laugh and was very hopeful of this book. However I found the humour a bit too obvious and contrived with the references to James Bond and the films feeling shoe-horned in. Terry Ravenscroft is a good writer but this seems a bit 'By the numbers'. Take the micky out of a successful film franchise, set it in a real northern town and throw in some VERY contrived names. Austin Powers did this far better! I've just recently read The Money That Never Was which is in a similar vein but much warmer and way funnier.

I'll try him again though, as it did make me laugh and that's always good!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I really wanted to enjoy this, but... 14 Dec 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
As someone born in Stockport, and having spent a great deal of my life there, this was a book I wanted to enjoy. I remember coming across some of Terry's work years ago and found it very funny, and with having a locals knowledge of his location, 'Stockport is too much' should have been great. Unfortunately, it fell far short of my expectations, having the feel of something written by the author just in their lunch break. The locations seemed poor, and sparse. To someone who doesnt know Stockport, this book wont enlighten you any further. I know its supposed to be humour and in no way a travel guide. The story itself could have taken place anywhere, and is a weak story at best. There is no empathy for any of the characters, the names seem stupid even to a fan of Bond and the Carry On series. It just screams 'weak' all the way through.

For those who want a far fetched novel set in a familiar setting, take a look at Aberystwyth Mon Amour A book where someone has included a town in much the same way as Terry, but with much better effect.
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4.0 out of 5 stars a good bond spoof 20 Jun 2014
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A good read, quite funny and light hearted. A good story line but climax was too condensed. Recommend it to blond followers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars review 26 Jan 2014
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james blonde as this book goes it is a very enjoyable read and light hearted a must read for anyone.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fun to read
Published 20 days ago by molly
1.0 out of 5 stars Oh dear
I downloaded a sample and couldn't stop laughing. So I bought the book. What a mistake
I read another half of the book before I gave up. Not one other laugh. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Data
2.0 out of 5 stars Stockport really is too much
I'm afraid I didnt read all of this book, as after the first few chapters I had had enough. I know it was meant to be tongue in cheek (atleast I hope it was) but it definately... Read more
Published 18 months ago by woodlet7
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!
Brilliant! A compulsive read and Ravenscroft at his witty best. A really good price too from Amazon. Get it now!
Published 18 months ago by Phil
5.0 out of 5 stars James Blond
Very good read once I started I found it very hard to put it down as always wanting to see how Terry will entertain you in the next chapter. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Bill nurse
4.0 out of 5 stars James Blond.
Mr Ravenscoft at his very best. I really enjoyed this book, how the author manages to think of such hilarious plotlines amazes me.
Published 19 months ago by Mrs T E White
4.0 out of 5 stars Good fun
Comedy spy books are always a bit difficult and this is one of the better ones. It never takes itself too seriously and descends into farce regularly. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Simon Eldridge
1.0 out of 5 stars oooh ooh sa 7
I like a good parody and I like a good story, sadly this book was neither. A puerile running joke abouut glamorous women and menstruation together with some ill-thought-out names... Read more
Published 21 months ago by bookwormhole
4.0 out of 5 stars Another good laugh
Once again Terry Ravenscroft produces another very funny book. If just want some easy reading and a good chuckle this book will suit you
Published 22 months ago by Peter T
4.0 out of 5 stars Well executed parody
It's no surprise that James Bond is an easy target for parody, and the author has taken aim well and landed on target with this book. Read more
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