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James Gault reviews - The Uncovered Policeman: Made for TV by Ted Bun
Ted Bun is such an optimistic fun author with a gentle sense of humour and his books are the ideal anecdote for a damp chilly spring day which we sometimes get everywhere, even in the South of France . The latest, number nine in the ‘Rags to Riches’ series, is no exception.
A celebrated TV director contacts Rags and Bea, the proprietors of a naturist holiday facility in the South of France, about using their premises as the setting for a new TV drama. It’s the start of a rumbustious saga of creativity, negotiation, and of course, nudity. It gives the author the opportunity to reprise his old adventuress, revisit his old characters and introduce us to new ones. He depicts a veritable Garden of Eden, filled with interesting, considerate, open and talented people appreciative of the abilities and wishes of others. Don’t look here for dark flawed characters with hidden secrets and deep inner conflicts to resolve. The author is selling the philosophy of naturism, which is less about baring the body and more about opening up the soul.
The book is written in a clear, relaxed chatty style with a quiet humourous slant that is easy and enjoyable to read. A party is the setting for the last chapter, but in fact the whole novel is a party from beginning to end. It’s not a long read, but it’s a rewarding read. Especially when it’s raining outside. It brightened up my whole day!
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