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“The Mischief-Maker is a subtle, atmospheric, noirish tragicomedy, one which sweeps the reader along and creates an intense interest in what happens next, and to whom, and why.”
Author Julia Lacey Brooke has a new book entitled The Mischief-Maker or the Loathsome History of a Malcontent

Surrey-based publisher Tiger of the Stripe ventures into a new book from one of its fascinating writers – Julia Lacey Brooke entitled The Mischief Maker or the Loathsome History of a Malcontent. The hardback cover is 326 pages long and will be retailed starting at £22.00 locally and $32.00 internationally, especially the US. It has a ISBN 978-1-904799-66-5 and will be formally released to the public on12 June 2014. Julia has a previous book under the same publisher, late last year.

What to Expect in the Book?

A swooping, evocative tale spanning nearly fifty years, The Mischief-Maker is a story of ambition, hubris and retribution. From the sixties to the present, from England and Ireland to Italy and the United States, it follows the lives of a diverse group of people whose fates are inextricably caught up, whether they know it or not. No-one – not the government minister, the cabaret artist, the war hero, the television personality, the forgotten pop star or the academic’s widow – is immune from a certain malign influence. Secrets long hidden come back to destroy them.

The Mischief-Maker is a subtle, atmospheric, noirish tragicomedy, one which sweeps the reader along and creates an intense interest in what happens next, and to whom, and why.

The Publisher Writes

Why would a publisher with no advertising budget and who is struggling to make a living take on an unknown author? Even more worryingly, why would he take on a novel which the author has already self-published without great success? Is he mad? Possibly.

This was in relation to Julia’s first book called The Stoic, the Weal & the Malcontent which didn’t make well in sales.

“When I was offered this book, I read it avidly and told the author that I would NOT publish it” says Peter Danckwerts, owner of the publishing house, Tiger of the Stripe.

Further he told her that it was too good and that Tiger of the Stripe simply did not have the marketing muscle to do it justice. In the meantime, he suggested that she dusted off her MLitt thesis on the role of the malcontent on the Elizabethan and Jacobean stage, which Tiger published last year. However, she failed to find another publisher for her fiction and, reluctantly, Peter agreed to take on The Mischief-Maker and its two sequels. They have even entered it for the Man Booker.

For the clueless, Man Booker is like the Pulitzer Prize for Literature but exclusive only for the English language and for authors whose books are published within any state or republic under the Commonwealth of Nations, the Republic of Ireland, and Zimbabwe.

Furthermore he states: “If you spare the time to read a chapter or two, you may decide that I am a silly old fool. On the other hand, you may well decide that I am right.”

About the Author

Julia Lacey Brooke read English Literature and Renaissance History at the University of East Anglia, later taking an MLitt at the University of Birmingham’s Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Now based in rural Tuscany, she is a freelance editor, teacher and lecturer. Her The Stoic, the Weal & the Malcontent, a fascinating study of the malcontent on the Elizabethan and Jacobean stage, was also published by Tiger of the Stripe in 2013.

About the Tiger of the Stripe

As a solid literary agent of 40 years and counting, Peter Danckwerts, the brain behind Tiger of the Stripe Publishing have seen big-name authors make vast royalties, sometimes for very poor books, and very good books turned down as uneconomic. They believe otherwise with Brooke’s titles. Peter is also on a belief that the novel has clearly evoked the changing spirit of the age and how brilliantly Julia has drawn the characters. He even believes that it would make a fantastic television serial thus his huge support.

Media Contact
Company Name: Tiger of the Stripe
Contact Person: Peter Danckwerts
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Phone: +44 (0)20 8940 8087
Address:50 Albert Road
City: Richmond
State: Surrey
Country: United Kingdom
Website: http://tigerofthestripe.co.uk/mischief-maker.html

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