Aberystwyth, here I come...

Aberystwyth Mon Amour - Malcolm Pryce

After two somewhat heavy and sombre reads, it is time for a literary romp. 


Tigus recommended this one a short while ago, and from the first couple of pages this looks like it will be delicious fun. 


All I am saying, it has gangs of Druids.

"The thing I remember most about it was walking the entire length of the Prom that morning and not seeing a Druid. Normally when I made my stroll shortly before 9 a.m. I would see a few hanging around at Sospans ice-cream stall, preening themselves in their sharp Swansea suits and teardrop aviator shades. Or they would be standing outside Dai the Custard Pie joke shop, waiting for him to open so they could buy some more of that soap that makes a person's face go black. But on that day in June there wasn’t a bard in sight. It was as if nature had forgotten one of the ingredients of the day and was carrying on in the hope that no one would notice. Looking back, it’s hard for people who weren’t there to appreciate how strange it felt. In those days everything in town was controlled by the druids. Sure, the Bronzinis controlled the ice cream, the tailoring and the haircuts; and the Llewellyns controlled the crazy golf, the toffee apples and the bingo. But we all know who control the Bronzinis and the Llewellyns. And, of course, the police got to push a few poets around now and again; but that was just for show. Like those little fish that are allowed to swim around inside the shark’s jaw to clean his teeth."