Ghost of Artemus Strange

«<p>"Batch Magna, straddling the border between England and Wales also straddles other borders. It’s a whimsical tale that would best be filmed by the old Ealing Studios of the 40’s and 50’s. The reader is never quite sure if this is a modern story or a vintage one. There are clues but never anything definitive. That allows it to poach from both past and present. [...] The jolly cast of characters, who truly are, in the best English sense, characters, provide humour and a bit of pathos. There are some lovely side stories such as a trip to London that does not turn out quite as expected and the bittersweet friendship between two aged folk whose lives have known great loss. This would be a great book to read sitting in an English garden on a summer’s day."</p>»

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Sir Humphrey's plans to play Father Christmas are thrown into doubt, and ghostly goings-on turn more chaotic than planned... Les mer
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Sir Humphrey's plans to play Father Christmas are thrown into doubt, and ghostly goings-on turn more chaotic than planned...

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«<p>"Batch Magna, straddling the border between England and Wales also straddles other borders. It’s a whimsical tale that would best be filmed by the old Ealing Studios of the 40’s and 50’s. The reader is never quite sure if this is a modern story or a vintage one. There are clues but never anything definitive. That allows it to poach from both past and present. [...] The jolly cast of characters, who truly are, in the best English sense, characters, provide humour and a bit of pathos. There are some lovely side stories such as a trip to London that does not turn out quite as expected and the bittersweet friendship between two aged folk whose lives have known great loss. This would be a great book to read sitting in an English garden on a summer’s day."</p>»

NetGalley review

«<p>"Christmas comes to Batch Hall, bringing an assortment of little stories that are added in like decorations on a Christmas tree. You can't leave one of them out because your tree will be incomplete then. If I had to guess at Peter Maughan's occupation, my bet would be on a weaver and I'll double down on that bet. Only a weaver a.k.a. master story teller can weave together, so magnificently, everything the stories in this chronicle encompasses."</p>»

NetGalley review

«<p>"Escape from the madness of life for a short while into the glorious eccentricity of Batch Magna once again, revel in its surroundings, its people, its comings and goings - which, often as bizarre as they are, usually work out for the best. Madcap schemes abound here, in this fifth book in the series, and the result is as greatly unpredictable as it is great fun. Wonderfully warm, gently witty, woefully wry and utterly, utterly compulsive."</p>»

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Om forfatteren

Peter Maughan's early ambition to be a landscape painter ran into a lack of talent - or enough of it to paint to his satisfaction what he saw. He worked on building sites, in wholesale markets, on fairground rides and in a circus. And travelled the West Country, roaming with the freedom of youth, picking fruit, and whatever other work he could get, sleeping wherever he could, before moving on to wherever the next road took him. A journeying out of which came his non-fiction work Under the Apple Boughs, when he came to see that he had met on his wanderings the last of a village England. After travelling to Jersey in the Channel Islands to pick potatoes, he found work afterwards in a film studio in its capital, walk-ons and bit parts in the pilot films that were made there, and as a contributing script writer. He studied at the Actor's Workshop in London, and worked as an actor in the UK and Ireland (in the heyday of Ardmore Studios). He founded and ran a fringe theatre in Barnes, London, and living on a converted Thames sailing barge among a small colony of houseboats on the River Medway, wrote pilot film scripts as a freelance deep in the green shades of rural Kent. An idyllic, heedless time in that other world of the river, which later, when he had collected enough rejection letters learning his craft as a novelist, he transported to a river valley in the Welsh Marches, and turned into the Batch Magna novels.



He is married and lives currently in Wales. Visit Peter's website at http://www.batchmagna.com.