A History of Facelifting by Duncan Fallowell - review by Andrew Barrow

Andrew Barrow

Adventures In Heaven

A History of Facelifting


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THIS GROTESQUE, GOTHIC, theatrical fantasy is quirkily set in the future. England is now ruled by the King Emperor Billy, ably supported by his brother Hal, and the still surviving 'King Mother' has emerged as the most vowerful verson in the countrv. A whole novel could be written on this theme alone, but Duncan Fallowell has a great many more to explore and expound upon in this seriously titillating book.

A History of Facelifting focuses on the old-fashioned rural community of Milking Magna, where the government is planning to dump a horrendous, fituristic computer city. The story is thronged with local characters of every rank, hue and sex. They are all studedly two-dimensional, and many are even given comic names

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