[☆ Quantum of Tweed: The Man with the Nissan Micra || ↠ PDF Download by ☆ Conn Iggulden] #2020


  • Title: Quantum of Tweed: The Man with the Nissan Micra
  • Author: Conn Iggulden
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  • Page: 189
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  • Quantum of Tweed: The Man with the Nissan Micra By Conn Iggulden An exclusive short story for World Book Day from one of our bestselling authors This brilliant comic thriller will have you on the edge of your seat.Albert Rossi has many qualities He s a man who can spot polyester at a hundred paces He s the person you d have on speed dial were you to find yourself at the centre of a tailoring emergency He has an excellent working knoAn exclusive short story for World Book Day from one of our bestselling authors This brilliant comic thriller will have you on the edge of your seat.Albert Rossi has many qualities He s a man who can spot polyester at a hundred paces He s the person you d have on speed dial were you to find yourself at the centre of a tailoring emergency He has an excellent working knowledge of Bonnie Tyler s back catalogue These skills are essential to a Gentleman s Outfitter from Eastcote They are not necessarily on the job description for recruiting an assassin.When Albert hits an unsuspecting pedestrian whilst listening to Total Eclipse of the Heart in his Nissan Micra he is amazed to escape the inevitable knock on the door from the police Instead he receives a mysterious phone call from a man who sounds surprisingly like Stephen Hawking telling him that his money will be left in the usual place At that very moment, Albert Rossi decides to change careers.Albert Rossi s life is about to get a whole lot interesting
    Conn Iggulden
    Also publishes under author name C.F Iggulden.I was born in the normal way in 1971, and vaguely remember half pennies and sixpences I have written for as long as I can remember poetry, short stories and novels It s what I always wanted to do and read English at London University with writing in mind I taught English for seven years and was Head of English at St Gregory s RC High School in London by the end of that period I have enormous respect for those who still labour at the chalk face In truth, I can t find it in me to miss the grind of paperwork and initiatives I do miss the camaraderie of the smokers room, as well as the lessons where their faces lit up as they understood what I was wittering on about.My mother is Irish and from an early age she told me history as an exciting series of stories with dates My great grandfather was a Seannachie, so I suppose story telling is in the genes somewhere My father flew in Bomber Command in WWII, then taught maths and science Perhaps crucially, he also loved poetry and cracking good tales Though it seems a dated idea now, I began teaching when boys were told only girls were good at English, despite the great names that must spring to mind after that statement My father loved working with wood and equations, but he also recited Vitai Lampada with a gleam in his eye and that matters, frankly.I ve always loved historical fiction as a genre and cut my teeth on Hornblower and Tai Pan, Flashman, Sharpe and Jack Aubrey I still remember the sheer joy of reading my first Patrick O Brian book and discovering there were nineteen in the series I love just about anything by David Gemmell, or Peter F Hamilton or Wilbur Smith I suppose the one thing that links all those is the love of a good tale.That s about it for the moment If you d like to get in touch with me leave a comment in the forum or you can tweet me Conn_Iggulden I ll leave it there for the moment If you ve read my books, you know an awful lot about the way I think already There s no point overdoing it.Conn Iggulden

    Quantum of Tweed: The Man with the Nissan Micra By Conn Iggulden

    Commentaires:

    Joseph
    This is my first try of Conn Igguldens writing and I just wish this was the first book in a series of similar stories The book was about a bumbling gentlemens clothing shop owner, whom accidentally runs over the target of an assassin, then accidentally runs over the assassin, then accidentally begins to carry on the assassins work, with hilarious results If this is a taste of Conn Igguldens work, then give me .

    Mark Barrett
    I needed to kill an hour whilst my son was in his street dance class, so popped into the library and came away with this It did exactly that kill an hour Quantum of Tweed is just good fun An old fashioned mix of Britishness, slapstick, mistaken identities, coincidences, errors, bad guys and tweed Somehow I d hoped for , though It s funny but not laugh out loud funny It s a good plot but not that good It s well written but not that well Thoroughly worth an hour or so of your time, and you are lef [...]

    Darren Humphries
    The title made me smile and the blurb made this a must buy.A James Bond pastiche in a very British style, I honestly thought I was going to laugh my socks off when I bought it, but in the end I didn t What I did do was a smile a lot and that s certainly not something to be sneezed at Of course, if you don t remember who Bonnie Tyler is then a lot of the humour here is going to be wasted on you.It s short and the ending felt far too rushed as though trying to come in under a word count or somethi [...]

    Lance Greenfield
    I really loved this quirky little tale of a man who accidentally becomes a hired assassin Impossible Well, it is slightly far fetched, but that s what makes it such fun.The story reminds me of Walter Minion s Secret Life, which I also thoroughly enjoyed.Highly recommended to all who would like to escape into the world of Albert Rossi for a few hours You don t know him Well read the book

    Terry
    This was a very short book Thankfully

    Hayley Feltham
    The quirkiness of the title and the image led me to open the cover and read further.This is the first book that I have read by the author Conn Igguldens and the first paragraph did not grip me Therefore, my policy is to read the first chapter and then make the decision to continue reading This quick read full filled the test as Iggulden writing began to keep me wanting to read further and I just wish this was the first book in a series of similar stories.The main character, Albert Rossi, is a ge [...]

    Ruth
    c2012 13 FWFTB tailor, money, careers, World Book Day, comic Perversely, I didn t find this to be very funny at all I wanted to like this book 1 I enjoy the author s other books 2 its for World Book Day But, sadly, I didn t I think because it was hyped with words such as bestselling authors, brilliant comic thriller you get the drift, that it was going to be hard to live up to So, unable to recommend to the normal crew at this time.

    Ernest Godfrey
    CleverA really good book s a long time since I enjoyed a book as much as this The humour is my style and had me giggling in places My only regret is that it is so short I read it in one afternoon session still I can now look to see what else he has written

    Lesley
    Brilliant A perfect little gem

    John
    Very enjoyable

    Tom Waters
    Very FunnyA good humorous story which will have you laughing all the way through just the tale you need on a bad day

    Terry Allen
    Very enjoyable, quick little read Dry, dark humour.

    David
    A fun quick read and something out of his normal venue of historical writing A good silly satire that will get you chuckling most of the way.

    Gareth Lewry
    Originally reviewed at almightylewry.wordpressThis was on old little book, the main character, Albert was a clumsy, accident prone assassin, he reminded me of Bertie Wooster without the money The story starts with Albert accidentally running over a pedestrian and from that point his life is changed, what I don t get is how it almost immediately went from him running over the pedestrian to getting a call from someone offering him further hits I read this part a couple of times and I still don t g [...]

    Emily
    I was looking for something light and silly and as the cover picture of a gun poking out of a jacket with the words Quantum of Tweed The man with the Nissan Micra suggests, this fits the bill nicely.If I was writing a university literature review I d probably talk here about a pastiche of British crime writing and the context of an economic recession, however Quantum of Tweed takes itself so unseriously it d be almost scandalous to describe it in those terms.The story has Albert Rossi, a bumblin [...]

    Shonna Froebel
    This short novel is wonderfully humorous Albert Rossi owns a menswear store in Eastcote, suburban London Driving home one evening a man runs out in front of his car and Albert hits and kills him, a terrible accident While out of his car checking on the victim, Albert is approached by someone else, unseen by him, who warns him off And the farce begins.Later that night when Albert receives a phone call from a mysterious caller who sounds like Stephen Hawking, he takes a step in a new career direct [...]

    A.J. Armitt
    I loved this book.Yes, it is only a quick read, and the plot is really quite ridiculous but for me that only added to it s charm and quirkiness Albert Rossi, is a character that most middle aged men can identify with, and his misadventures made me laugh out loud For some reason I kept imagining him as the dapper David Niven.I love Mr Iggulden s work, he is my favourite author and although I have enjoyed reading all of his historical novels, this little gem was a welcome change to my usual choice [...]

    Sam Wilkinson
    This was funny I really enjoyed it Albert runs a menswear shop, he isn t doing very well and keeps getting rather rude letters from his bank However, when he accidentally mows down a pedestrian with his Nissan Micra, he is plunged into a new life as an assassin.It s written with dry humour, careful attention to cashmere coats, and Oxford shoes, and as a quick read, is an absolutely fabulous little book Luckily, I ve brought a second quick read out with me while we wait to be seen in AE

    Sam
    This was funny I really enjoyed it Albert runs a menswear shop, he isn t doing very well and keeps getting rather rude letters from his bank However, when he accidentally mows down a pedestrian with his Nissan Micra, he is plunged into a new life as an assassin.It s written with dry humour, careful attention to cashmere coats, and Oxford shoes, and as a quick read, is an absolutely fabulous little book Luckily, I ve brought a second quick read out with me while we wait to be seen in AE

    Ruth
    A short story for World Book Day The title caught my eye and raised a smile I wanted to try a Quick Read as I ve signed up for WBD for the first time this year so picked this up in the library It was an entertainingly absurd little tale which I enjoyed and which would seem to meet the brief of the series worldbookday communityI shall look out for others now

    Richard
    Quick read by name and quick read by nature, but in the process we have here a gem of a book Three good characters, comic observations and funny moments means this is a book that will leave a smile on your face.The main character is a reluctant hit man who is hunted by other killers and a dogged copper keen to get is man If you come across this book I urge you to read it and share the enjoyment these few pages bring

    Anne-Marie
    I really needed just some lighthearted reading recently and so I downloaded this WBD Quick Read I found it utterly slapstick and hilarious Alistair is a gentleman s outfitter turned assassin who bumps off a few people Then when it gets a bit too dangerous and real for him he retires It s only about 96 pages so you ve finished before you begun and it will make you laugh.It doesn t have a grading but I would suggest it was an L A1 or L A2 due to the subject matter.

    Sam
    This is an amusing little story that takes an alternative look at the world of hitmen with Albert Rossi finding himself accidentally becoming one following a hit and run in his Micra His strange run of luck continues as he tries this new lifestyle on for size in order to try and save his gentleman s outfitter business Written in an easy to read manner with plenty of humour and moments of utter hilarity A great short read.

    David
    I bought this, in part, by accident mistaking it for an ebook due to the price It was, instead, a very short paperback.The concept is amusing and the writing entertaining It would fit well into a short story collection but would be hard to expand into a full length novel without getting repetitive or seriously changing the tone.Worth picking up if you want something to consume in an hour or so one evening.

    Neil
    A very pleasant distraction from the meaty books I have been reading of late I found myself smiling through most of it and could easily buy in to the Albert character As one reviewer has said I felt the ending was a bit abrupt and could have done with maybe a little but on the whole a very good short story.

    Natasha
    Albert Rossi goes from being a men s tailor to an assassin for hire after accidentally knocking someone over in his car I was hoping that this was the first in a series of Albert Rossi s adventures, but sadly that doesn t seem to be the case, so I ll just have to find of Conn Iggulden s books to read instead.

    Paul Silver
    Enjoyable little quick reads story of a normal guy who gets to live out his fantasises of being a James Bond style assassin, sort of Could have been a little funnier, but it has a nice light touch It did feel a bit like a good second draft rather than a polished final piece, but it was fine for just over an hour s read.

    Jim
    Albert Rossi knocks a man over in his Nissan Micra he is amazed he doesn t hear from the police Instead he gets a mysterious phone call telling him that his money will be left in the usual place Albert Rossi s life is about to get a whole lot interesting I have to say I did rather enjoy this, it was good fun, however I did feel it came to a rather abrupt ending But it was good fun.

    Sandy
    A Novella from the Quickreads series Not a bad read but not gripping I expect the author wanted the tale to be funny in places but he missed the mark somewhat Will read of Iggulden s if he writes for Quickreads again.

    Safron Mitchelson
    A nice little quick read.Albert has many talents He can spot cheap polyester at a hundred paces He knows the value of a good pair of brogues He is in fact the person you would have on speed dial for any tailoring crisis So how does he accidently become a hired assasin

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