Cigs, Bolan & Strange Men With Guns

Time Travelling Assassins

Book 1
Gayle Ramage
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1979, London. Darcy, a bored australian journalist, goes outside for a smoke and bears witness to something that will change her life forever. Featuring cigarettes, mentions of a 70s glam rocker and a very strange offer.

Series Keywords: time travel, historical, 1970s, London, Australia, crime, assassins, free, freebie,

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About the author

Gayle Ramage is a Science Fiction & Fantasy Writer, living in Scotland. One day, she hopes to grow her own TARDIS and go back in time to see if her ancestors were as potty as she is.

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Publisher
Gayle Ramage
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Published on
Aug 8, 2011
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Pages
17
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ISBN
9781466001671
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Historical
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Fiction / Science Fiction / Time Travel
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