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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Gwyn Evans: The Lunatic, the Lover and the Poet


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Now available for pre-ordering, Gwyn Evans: The Lunatic, the Lover and the Poet is the story of thriller-writer Gwyn Evans, one of the kings of Bohemia, whose antics made him a legend in Fleet Street. As someone once remarked: "Evans never created anyone in his stories as remarkable as himself."

What was "that queer business of the man with the egg at the Albert Memorial"? And once you'd conned your editor into issuing a 'special' with a manuscript masquerading as a new story, how did you pull the trick a second time?

The son of a Wesleyan minister, Evans worked as a journalist in Cairo before returning to England to become a full-time "ink-slinger"; his downfall was that he spent money as quickly as he earned it; when the sale of film rights to one of his novels earned him a small fortune, he blew the lot in two weeks. A poet at heart, he loved and was much loved in return — until drink ended his life at the tragically young age of 39.

Gwyn Evans: The Lunatic, the Lover and the Poet charts the rise and fall of this remarkable writer. Head over to the Bear Alley Books website where you'll find details of our special pre-order offer available ahead of publication on Friday, 13 April.


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