Short story: ‘Blub’

Blub by Paul Torday

LAST summer was a summer of blubbing: the Olympics, the tennis and so on. As a nation, we never used to blub, did we? Roy of the Rovers never blubbed after a football game; Dan Dare didn’t blub either, so far as I remember. Now blubbing is part of our daily life, like man hugs…. Read more »

An e-book exclusive from Paul Torday – read an extract here

Breakfast at the Hotel Deja Vu by Paul Torday Cover

Next Thursday 8 December sees the publication of Breakfast at the Hotel Deja Vu by Paul Torday. This exciting new novella is only available as an eBook, for the princely sum of just 99p, and we’re giving you the opportunity to read the opening here.

A new short story from Paul Torday

The Hopeless Life of Charlie Summers by Paul Torday book Cover

THE CHRISTENING At the time of this story, in 1970, Ned Summers was the senior clerk in the Accounts section of the Abandoned Vehicles Department at Middlesbrough Town Council. He had a son, Charlie, born shortly before the sad death of his wife eighteen months previously. Since his wife’s death he had buried himself in… Read more »