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Trouble On The Heath (Quick Reads)

3.3  ·  Rating Details ·  102 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
A comedy of Russian gangsters,town planners and a dog called Nigel. This hilarious story from Monty Python star, Terry Jones, will make you laugh out loud.
Paperback, 104 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by Accent
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Max Nemtsov
Jul 22, 2014 Max Nemtsov rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Довольно милый развлекательный балаган, непритязательный и с реверансами в сторону Тома Шарпа. Вполне возможно - киносценарий.
Paula de Santana
Mar 27, 2011 Paula de Santana rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book! Funny, outrageous and yet quite close to the bone.

Find my full review here: http://www.paulashx-bookreviews.com/2...
Danielle
Apr 09, 2013 Danielle rated it it was amazing
This is the first book by Terry Jones that I have read.


I had to read this for book club, it was such a fun quick read that I struggled to put it down.
Its hard to describe this book but all i can say it will have you laughing.
I wish this book was a big book as it would of been nice to get to know the characters more.
What I was concerned about- im not a dog lover but how did Nigel the dog stay with when Malcom went to stay with his sister?

Im looking forward to be reading some more off Terry Jo
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Jennifer
Jul 09, 2015 Jennifer rated it it was ok
Hovering over this Quickreads (45 minutes!) title by Python Terry Jones was the figure of Graham Chapman in army uniform ready to pronounce that this was "Too silly" Which it was (Russian gangsters meet middle class residents association) but affably so. I am not entirely sure I'll share it as intended with my budding urban planner son - Trevor the planning officer describes the problem in a nutshell but he is also shown to be someone who does not know how to look on the bright side of life.
Chris
Oct 23, 2013 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Full Review at Booklikes


Ingredients:

1 Crazy British neighborhood with stock characters (including Hitler lookalike)

1 Head of the Russian Mafia with a great deal of hubris

1 would be concert pianist who works as hit man
Den
Jul 10, 2013 Den rated it liked it
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Never read anything by Terry Jones before and this taster of his work makes me want to read more. Very comical throughout. Basically a planning application is put forward and people disagree and this leads to a kidnapping and murder.

Wilde Sky
Jul 22, 2013 Wilde Sky rated it really liked it
A planning application leads to murder, kidnapping and a bombing.

This short story is amusing in an absurd way. If like surreal (but slightly believable) stories you’ll probably enjoy this book.
Tracey Ryan young
Jun 06, 2015 Tracey Ryan young rated it liked it
Enjoyed it, dipped a bit at the end.
Alison
Sep 15, 2013 Alison rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction
Another of the Galaxy quick reads series - rather strange tale about Russians trying to build new property development.
Debs
Oct 31, 2012 Debs rated it it was amazing
For a short story so much was packed in and it was hilarious, proper comedy in all senses. Especially loved the gangsters moll
Lisa
Jul 18, 2014 Lisa rated it it was ok
2.5 stars - A somewhat amusing farcical tale. Preposterous plot but with some funny societal observations.
Paddythemic
Dec 08, 2013 Paddythemic rated it liked it
nice quick read by former python terry jones. will probably try evil machines now, this one was fun.
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Jun 05, 2016 Natalee rated it liked it
A great, amusing far-fetched quick read. I enjoyed it very much.
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Terence Graham Parry Jones is a Welsh comedian, screenwriter and actor, film director, children's author, popular historian, political commentator and TV documentary host. He is best known as a member of the Monty Python comedy team.
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