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SCENES FROM THE BARBERSHOP FLOOR Now In Book Form

20 August 2020

It was a regular Friday morning on the Clyde. Sun shining, high, white clouds flitting from west to east, the tide on the wane, the gentle waves catching the light, sparkling with traditional iridescent Scottish splendour...

I set out, during the early days of lockdown, to write a weekly Barney Thomson sitcom. Just the three guys in the shop, customers coming and going, not much happening. Seinfeld crossed with Edward Scissorhands, as our crack team of marketing gurus are calling it. I wrote twelve episodes in four and a half months, so didn't really meet the episode-a-week criteria. Now, having not entirely met that objective, I'm taking a break from it, and have assembled those first twelve epsiodes into the highlight, Nobel-worthy, comedy book of the year.

In the interests of transparency, if you've already read the blog, there's nothing new here, other than fewer typos.

Available in ebook and paperback editions. Click on the image to share in the magic...

The gentlemen fell into a comfortable silence, the only sounds the sweep of Igor’s brush, the hiss of the curlers, the click of Barney’s scissors, and the majestic swirl of the Wagner/Zutons mash-up, Ride of the Valeries, currently playing on Radio 3...

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