Fly south for winter with local author's book

Local author Neil Rathmell describes his new novel, Vive le Mole! as a grown-up sequel to the traditional childhood tale of The Wind in the Willows. It’s a story of love and intrigue set in the south of France.
 
Neil recently delivered a talk at Shrewsbury Library, where an intrigued audience was treated to a preview of the book. An extract from Vive le Mole! was the last item to feature as part of an entertaining evening, which also offered readings from Neil’s previous book, An Englishman (and his mother) Abroad.
 
Speaking of his latest novel, Neil comments ““Anyone who enjoyed reading the story of Rat, Mole, Badger and Toad when they were young, will certainly enjoy this.” He adds however that “It’s definitely not for children!” Neil states the book is just what you need to cheer yourself up on a cold winter’s evening and an ideal Christmas present for parents and grandparents!
 
The extract which Neil read during the Shrewsbury Library talk, was the moment when Toad suggests flying south for the winter.
 
“Badger is suffering from a bad cough and Toad’s uncle, a Harley Street specialist, has advised a change of climate. It so happens that Toad has been taking flying lessons. He ‘borrows’ a little four-seater from the local flying club and, well, you’ll have to read the book to find out what happens when Toad lands the plane and the four friends climb out to find themselves outside a chateau in Provence” Neil says.
 
Vive le Mole! is available in paperback priced at just £7.99 either from bookshops or it is also available either through mail order from Neil’s own website - or as an e-book from Kindle. 
 
People wishing to discover more are encouraged to visit www.nrathmell.wordpress.com/bookshop