What's This ...brings you a mixture of characters in Philip Whiteland's latest book. Get your spoon ready and dig right in.
What's the title? Jambalaya
What's the genre?
The genre is Humorous Fiction.
What's the setting?
It is set in the Deep South of somewhere, where is up to you, but it does seem to bear a passing likeness to the U.S.A.
What are the names of your leading characters?
His daughter: Celany
The maid servant: Ulolulo
What are 3 things you want to share about each of the characters to named?
The Head of the Garden household. Actually, he comprises precisely one-third of the Garden household, along with his daughter Celany and their maidservant, Ulolulo and with two strong women like that about, even he isn't sure who's in charge. Thankfully now retired from the Bench, Judge Garden had very clear ideas about the notion of justice. Not for him any of this namby-pamby nonsense about people being innocent until proven guilty. In his view, everyone is guilty of something, it's just a matter of finding out what. He takes the concept of 'original sin' very seriously.
Miss Celany Garden
Our heroine(ish). Daughter of Judge Garden and engaged to Captain Richard Verruca but pursued by the notorious Riverboat gambler (he kept losing them) Max Vobiscus. Chaos tends to surround Celany but she floats serenely through it all. Two attempts to kidnap her only result in the abduction of Ulolulo and a Major who thinks his name is Agnes. Only a Southern Belle could keep her composure amongst all of this
The Maid of all Work at the Garden Household. Ulolulo is a resourceful lady with a mysterious past, a decidedly odd present and an uncertain future. One night, all of the lights in the house had gone out and there, at the front door, was Ulolulo, her once blonde hair, blackened and standing straight from her head, sparks flying from the fillings in her teeth.
Now, she was a much valued member of the household staff. In fact, she was the only member of the household staff. Ulolulo had sensibly refused to sleep inside any building erected by the Judge and now lived happily but warily in a hole in the ground."
What can you tell us about the story in 3-5 sentences?
The story is basically Gone With The Wind meets Airplane, which should give you some idea of what to expect. If you like your humour a little on the silly side, and you're a fan of the great British tradition of word-play, stretching from 'The Goons' to 'The Two Ronnies', via the 'Carry On' series and Benny Hill for a healthy(?) dose of innuendo and double-entendre, then take a look.
where can we buy your book(s). You can find Jambalaya at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Jambalaya-ebook/dp/B0093JOMPI/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_t_3_97TB for the UK
and http://www.amazon.com/Jambalaya-ebook/dp/B0093JOMPI/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_t_1_2K0Q in the U.S.
I know I enjoyed the chaos9in a good way... hope you do too. I reviewed Jambalaya under "Though Lisa's Eyes."