... he walked up the green marble staircase to his offi ce. He liked those stairs. He liked his office ... He liked his comfortable leather chair. He liked the coat of arms on the wall with its image of a smiling, bearded nun. Most of all, he liked his secretary, Mrs Stopak.
Set in the little town of Dot in a forgotten part of the Baltic, this is the story of Tibo Krovic, the good and honest Mayor of Dot, and his love for his secretary, the beautiful, lonely but married, Mrs Agathe Stopak.
In the quiet, respectable town of Dot, there is nothing that Tibo can do about his love for Mrs Stopak but one day, when she accidentally drops her lunch into a fountain, everything changes and their lives will never be the same again.
The Good Mayor is a novel of love, loss, magic, friendship, wonderful food, a brass band, an Italian witch, a large lawyer, an occasional dog and a car chase that takes place at walking pace.
About the Author
Born in Dundee, Andrew Nicoll has lived all his life within the same few streets by the sea. Once a forester, now a journalist, Nicoll has covered the Scottish Parliament for The Sun for the past ten years. A poet and short story writer before he turned novelist, Nicoll has published numerous stories and poems over the years. His first novel, The Good Mayor, was written during eighteen months of commuting to work by rail. Published by Black & White in the U.K., by Harper Collins in Australia, and by Bantam in the Unites States (September 09), The Good Mayor has been sold to 17 nations and translated into 13 languages. Andrew Nicoll was awarded the Saltire Prize for the First Book of the Year in 2009, and is working to complete a new novel.
Number Of Pages: 469
Published: 1st December 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 12.7 x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.318