The Rise and Fall of the Miraculous Vespas

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When a young Ayrshire band miraculously hits the big time with the smash hit record of 1984, international stardom beckons. That’s despite having a delusional teenage manager propelled by a dark, malign voice in his head. Can Max Mojo’s band of talented social misfits repeat the success and pay back the mounting debts accrued from an increasingly agitated cartel of local gangsters? Or will they have to kidnap Boy George and hope for the best?

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David F. Ross is the author of The Last Days of Disco.

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"If you lived through the early Eighties this book is essential. If you didn't it's simply a brilliant debut novel."  —John Niven, author, Kill Your Friends, on The Last Days of Disco
"By turn hilarious and heart-breaking, more than anything Ross creates beautifully rounded characters full of humanity and perhaps most of all, hope. It will make you laugh. It will make you cry. It's rude, keenly observed and candidly down to earth."  —Scotsman on The Last Days of Disco"Ross dedicates the book to 'Bobby, who inadvertently planted the seed,' and on the Orenda Books website one can find a recording of The Miraculous Vespas’ hit single, written especially by Robert Hodgens, aka Bobby Bluebell, whose band, The Bluebells, had a massive hit in 1984, just like the Vespas. This little bonus treat is typical of the care and effort Ross is putting into his Kilmarnock Trilogy, and if the final book is up to the same standard he will have carved out an enduring place for himself among contemporary Scottish novelists." — Herald Scotland
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