Over & Under ii
Over & Under ii is a collection of naughty and wicked short stories compiled by new friends, George and Giorgio under the guiding light of creators, Peter & Paul. Inspired by the opening of Giorgio’s new coffee bar in London, the dynamic pair of fortysomethings reach out to their eclectic group of friends: the Count, Miss Bliss, Markie, Bruno the ski instructor, Patrizia, the Italian hausfrau and Bill Sykes, the Dorset journo to post their weird and wonderful tales. On the way the reader is treated to a host of bizarre incidents, terrible dilemmas and comic friezes. How will Harry the painter escape from the bikers? Who is the mysterious hitcher in the frozen Canadian winter? Will the brat Kevin get his comeuppance? And will Anouk and Hans get away with swimming in the wild? Of course George and Giorgio just have to add their own provocative take on each story as the Arabica beans rattle in the grinder.
Over & Under ii is the perfect companion for dull journeys and lazy days by the pool. With postcard images to accompany each story, it is the ideal book for a Christmas stocking or a friend's birthday treat, and just the thing for the book club whose members cannot quite bring themselves to finish their weighty tomes. “A luminous bit of life delicately piled on prose platters” – Jay Parini, Author of Benjamin’s Crossing and Empire of Self, a life of Gore Vidal.