On The Table Read, “The Best Book Reader Magazine in the UK“, award winning author Daniel Jacob’s The Silence of the Shaggy Rug introduces readers to the highbred Crooke-Wells family. Farcical and unputdownable, readers get up close and personal with the aristocratic family’s dishonest dealings as they attempt to accumulate unearned and entirely unmerited wealth.
The Silence of the Shaggy Rug is a stand-out and riotous read that unleashes the reader from the shackles of yet another politically correct work of fiction.
With echoes of Waugh and Tom Sharpe, accomplished and award-winning author Daniel Jacob delights with his upper-crust tale of the maleficence and ill-gotten gains, which masterfully uses wit and humour to portray the sleaze and corruption woven into the DNA of its protagonists.
The Silence Of The Shaggy Rug
Offering many a laugh out loud moment as it exposes the corruption and dishonesty of the ruling classes, The Silence of the Shaggy Rug is an eloquent and entertaining read that deliciously blurs the lines of real-life and parody.
In the long tradition of the anti-hero in English literature, award-winning author Daniel Jacob has created a whole bunch of them – each able to stand shoulder to shoulder with a Flashman or anyone from the pages of a Waugh novel.
With the touch of a Tom Sharpe for grand farce, the grotesque Crooke-Wells siblings trace their mean, mendacious and downright nasty steps through a series of plots and pitfalls in their attempt to accumulate unearned and entirely unmerited wealth. Standing like a beacon in this sea of iniquity is the mother, whose string of illicit love affairs seems positively honest by comparison.
This is the story of an upper-crust English family which is part of a sub-group known as The Hereditary Rich. Beautifully written and splendidly wicked, The Silence of the Shaggy Rug is not for the faint-hearted or politically correct.
About Daniel Jacob
“The Silence of the Shaggy Rug is the story of an upper-crust English family for whom the ethics bypass was established long before anyone ever thought of the A1M. The father, a womanising grotesque, spends most of the story dead, but his influence lingers on. His widow, the discrete but promiscuous Mummy finds comfort on the eponymous shaggy rug. Her offspring – unaware of Mummy’s private life – wait impatiently for her demise so that they can get their hands on the fabled Crooke-Wells wealth.”
Van-boy at fifteen to the upper echelons of a multinational, was Nottingham born Daniel’s destiny. Home has been Europe, Africa, Latin America, and barring Antarctica, his feet have trodden every continent. The eloquent authenticity of his writing arises from a lifetime of lived experiences; canoed on the Amazon, ‘tea’ with Borneo head-hunters, trekked in Death Valley, sales forecast OK’d by a witchdoctor, sailed on Errol Flynn’s old sloop, whizzed over the waves in an America’s Cup Yacht… An accomplished oil painter, he retired to Norfolk and became an award-winning playwright. Adopting a nom de guerre, he penned, The Silence of the Shaggy Rug.
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