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Trouble on the Heath (Quick Reads) [Paperback]

Terry Jones
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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18 Feb 2011 Quick Reads
Malcolm Thomas is not happy. The view he loves is about to be blocked by an ugly building. He decides to take action and forms a protest group. Then things go wrong and Malcolm finds himself running for his life. Along the way he gets mixed up with depressed town planners, violent gangsters and a kidnapped concert pianist. Malcolm starts to wonder if objecting to the building was such a good idea when he finds himself upside down with a gun in his mouth. This hilarious story from Monty Python star, Terry Jones, will make you laugh out loud.

Product details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Accent Press Ltd (18 Feb 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907726209
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907726200
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 12.5 x 19 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 434,748 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Terry Jones was born in Colwyn Bay, north Wales. He is best known for his work with the comedy group Monty Python's Flying Circus. Terry was one of the directors of the film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail. He wrote, directed and starred in The Life of Brian, The Meaning of Life, Erik the Viking and The Wind in the Willows. He has also made many television programmes, including Crusades, Medieval Lives, Barbarians and The Great Map Mystery. Terry wrote the screenplay for Jim Henson's film Labyrinth and is the author of many children's books. These include Fairy Tales, Fantastic Stories and The Saga of Erik the Viking. Trouble on the Heath is his first book of fiction for adults.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good humour, non pretentious 4 April 2012
By O Danae
If you like Monty Python's film and humour, then it's most likely you'll like that little quickly read book. Its rythm and subject full of burlesque and absurdity a bit à la tom sharpe, but still unique to Terry Jones universe.
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Terry Jones's anarchic style carries this story along wonderfully and his narrative is peppered with hilarious gems that had me snorting aloud. It all reminded me of a Whitehall farce: the storyline is totally unbelieveable, the background facts are all wrong and the continuity is definitely dodgy - but so what? I wish I could write humour like this. I read the whole thing in a late afternoon and was sorry when it came to an end. Brilliant! Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very funny read 19 Jun 2011
By Rosey
Silly-yes - funny-yes, but you must read this book if you like laughing out loud. The plot is crazy and starts with walking the dog-but I laughed out loud all the way through the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good quick read 2 Feb 2014
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Satisfying. A strong plot with unexpected twists and turns. A book that makes you laugh. A book that makes you fee good.
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I love Mr Jones' ebullient personality and have always enjoyed seeing him on TV. He appears to be a very passionate man so I was really looking forward to reading this story. However, it is just trying too hard to be funny. Reminded me a bit of Spike Millgan's 'Puckoon' in the way that the characters are portrayed. I might re-visit it one day as it's in my Kindle device, but not in any hurry to do so. Think I'll probably stick to enjoying himself rather than his characters.
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3.0 out of 5 stars it's okay 12 May 2013
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3 stars gives this an okay rating and that's exactly what it deserves, enjoyable but no depth and a very hurried ending.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Quite Amusing 14 Mar 2013
By helen
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Quite amusing short read from the ex Monty Python Terry Jones. Maybe |I was not in quite the right mood when I read it.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Predictable nonsense 12 Mar 2013
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How disappointing! I expected to be amused & entertained by a writer of his reputation, but it is a piece of nonsense.
The comedy situations are full of stereotypes and as a result are too predictable.
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