Dan is down the pub. Again. All he wants is an easy life. London never quite worked out, so he has headed back home again to keep his Dad company now that his Mum has gone. Don’t worry, this all just might be bearable since his favourite pub, The Red Lion, is not only still open but very much the same as ever. So, Dan spends his time down there, resolutely collecting the stories of the people who pass through, so he can block out his own. Easy life then? Well, you can’t stop stories from happening to you, no matter how hard you try. And anyway, things never go to plan for Dan. Cheers.
Tales from The Red Lion Part 1 – Collapse of the Wave
Praise for ‘Collapse of the Wave’ – Tales from the Red Lion Part 1
“I loved this book – Dan is great, his friends and the characters he meets down the pub have experiences you can relate to, or that remind you of people you know if you spend time in your local. I have been recommending this book to everyone I know who enjoys beer/going to the pub.”
Juliet Ferris – Hunts CAMRA member
“At times funny, with sharply drawn observations of mundane happenings, ‘Collapse of the Wave’ is actually a marvellous study of love in all its guises…I find myself looking forward to another chance of a pint and a catch up with Dan.” (5 stars)
“…publicans should buy it by the gross to give away as a marketing tool!” (4 stars)
“The novel is carried by its sharp dialogue and convincing characters – snapshots of life today told with an assured and familiar voice.” (4 stars)
‘Tales from The Red Lion’ is a series of books largely set in a British pub. It could be any pub really, and hopefully reminds you of yours, hence why I used the most common pub name in the country, The Red Lion. The books highlight slices of contemporary British life, seen through the eyes of our narrator Dan, one particularly enthusiastic devotee of this establishment. Dan not only can wallow in his own problems after one too many, but also loves to seek out the stories of others who inhabit these four walls. As the drinks flow, even these repressed Brits begin to reveal to us the successes and failures, the hopes and the fears that form their real lives, hidden behind the default sober, stoic façade that they brought in with them.