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Sunday, 1 December 2013

The Two Santas – a Christmas Short Story from Sheringham’s Roger Chamberlain

Nov 29, 2013Comments Offby 
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The Tagman Press (Norwich) has published Sheringham author Roger Chamberlain’s second Christmas short story, The Two Santas, as an e-book. The Two Santas (price £0.99) is on Amazon for Kindle, Kobo, Apple iBooks and Google Books.
The Two Santas is set in the fictional small North Norfolk town of Hummingsby and introduces Hetty Hummer, Roger Chamberlain’s trusty mobility scooter.
The plot: Hummingsby is gyrating with seasonal activity due to television advertisers cajoling the townsfolk into a frenzy of late Christmas shopping. Unconcerned, the town’s two resident Santas stare at each other from the safety of their command posts on opposite sides of the market place. Their blood-red festive uniforms do little to hide their true feelings and, like modern day gladiators, they are eager to launch themselves into a duel from which only one can possibly emerge victorious.  As the first shot is fired the unlikeliest of referees enters the arena. The battle has begun!
In 2006 Roger Chamberlain gave up full time work following a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, which he had probably had by then for over 30 years. He soon discovered his creative ‘gene’ and began writing. To date, he has written more than 28 very different stories. He has replaced his love of sailing, walking, climbing and conservation with ‘active’ writing.
Earlier this year The Tagman Press published Roger’s The Theatre of Limited Facilities in paperback and e-book formats. The book is a fictionalised account of his early childhood, growing up in Sheringham, surrounded by actors from The Little Theatre.
A Message for Freddie, a non-fiction short story of his childhood, is also available in paperback and e-book formats. Last year’s Christmas short story Jimmy & Riddlesworth’s Christmas Pickle can be found at all e-book stores.
For more information about The Tagman Press see www.tagmanpress.com.

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