The Bombay Rifleman's Chest

The Bombay Rifleman's Chest

by J M Lee


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Set in late 1980s industrial Britain. Arthur Bilt, Brewer and Head Brewer, has toiled for his entire adult life within the ruinous labyrinths of the City Brewery in London. For the best part of half a century he has given it his best. The City Brewery used to be independent but is now owned by a sprawling hotel and leisure conglomerate of enormous reach and unparalleled incompetence. This entity in its turn has been swallowed by an even bigger, teetering, international mega-corporation. Deep in the bowels of the brewery a monstrous seeping presence has arrived which threatens to eviscerate the entire shambolic sprawl. Can Bilt, aided by his clever but industrially challenged assistant, rescue the situation from the brink of Apocalypse? What are the dark and sinister secrets encoded within Miss Millipond's archive? Can Crasker keep them all employed for long enough to emerge triumphant, or at least reach retirement age? Can senior managers re-apportion blame fast enough to retain their perquisites? Will Sir Richard's great career ever attain the explosive climax demanded by his soaring ambitions? Bilt decides upon a final assault of desperate proportion but it could all go horribly wrong.

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ISBN-13: 9781507802298
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/12/2015
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

J M (John) Lee. Born Leicester, England. Educated in Leicester and briefly at the University of Wales. He lived for a short period in the North of England, followed by a spell as a radio officer in the Merchant Navy and afterwards a long career in telecommunications, mainly working in large, city telephone exchanges. He has lived for a large part of his later life in Nottinghamshire, England, and spent a good deal of time researching local history there. This has resulted in a series of local histories in the Nottinghamshire area, most of which are published by Amazon as ebooks.
There is also a novel, 'The Bombay Rifleman's Chest', which is a somewhat offbeat but, hopefully, amusing tale from the largely bygone world of 1980s industrial Britain.

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