Welcome to the Heady Heights (Paperback)

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It’s the year punk rock was born, Concorde entered commercial service and a tiny Romanian gymnast changed the sport forever. Archie Blunt is a man with big ideas. He just needs a break for them to be realised. In a bizarre brush with the light-entertainment business, Archie unwittingly saves the life of the UK’s top showbiz star, Hank ‘Heady’ Hendricks’, and now dreams of hitting the big-time as a Popular Music Impresario. Seizing the initiative, he creates a new singing group with five unruly working-class kids from Glasgow’s East End. Together, they make the finals of a televised Saturday-night talent show, and before they know it, fame and fortune beckon for Archie and The High Five. But there’s a complication; a trail of irate Glaswegian bookies, corrupt politicians and a determined Scottish WPC known as The Tank are all on his tail… A hilarious and poignant nod to the elusivity of stardom, in an age when ‘making it’ was ‘having it all’, Welcome to the Heady Heights is also a dark, laugh-out-loud comedy, a heart-warming tribute to a bygone age and a delicious drama about desperate men, connected by secrets and lies, by accidents of time and, most of all, the city they live in

About the Author


David F. Ross is an architect by day, and a hilarious social media commentator, author, and enabler by night. He is the author of The Last Days of Disco, The Rise & Fall of the Miraculous Vespas, and The Man Who Loved Islands.

Praise For…


"A real new talent on the Scottish literary scene." —Press and Journal

"Full of comedy, pathos and great tunes." —Hardeep Singh Kohli, author, Indian Takeaway

"Warm, funny and evocative." —Chris Brookmyre, author, Places in the Darkness

"Dark, hilarious, funny and heart-breaking." —Muriel Gray, author, The Trickster

"This is a book that might just make you cry like nobody’s watching." —Sunday Mail

"A twisted love letter to Glasgow at her finest and worst, shot through with an eye for 70’s detail and an awareness of our current, complex ills. This is hardboiled tartan noir with a musical edge, streetwise intelligence and exactly the sense of humour you’d hope to find as showbiz meets Duke Street and high society enforcers battle gentlemen of the Sarry Hied and graduates of the Bar L’ A L Kennedy
Product Details
ISBN: 9781912374618
ISBN-10: 1912374617
Publisher: Orenda Books
Publication Date: October 1st, 2019
Pages: 276
Language: English