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  • Paperback
  • 208 pages
  • Firefly Gadroon
  • Jonathan Gash
  • English
  • 03 August 2018
  • 0140080074

Firefly Gadroon[Epub] ➟ Firefly Gadroon By Jonathan Gash – Essayreview.co.uk Lovejoy unscrupulous conniver, feckless lecher, and important, gifted visionary who loves beautiful antiques than life itself marshals all of his diverse skills to revenge the murder of an old friend Lovejoy unscrupulous conniver, feckless lecher, and important, gifted visionary who loves beautiful antiques than life itself marshals all of his diverse skills to revenge the murder of an old friend Jonathan Gash s entertaining expertise covers everything from Queen Anne baby walkers and stumpwork boxes to the ultimate antique the hand hammered silver Reverse Gadroon This bawdy fast paced adventure in which the all time scamp must confront an international ring of antiques smugglers and murderers is an entertaining delight from start to finish.


About the Author: Jonathan Gash

John Grant is an English crime writer, who writes under the pen name Jonathan Gash He is the author of the Lovejoy series of novels He wrote the novel The Incomer under the pen name Graham GauntGrant is a doctor by training and worked as a general practitioner and pathologist He served in the British Army and attained the rank of Major in the Royal Army Medical Corps He was head of bacteriology at the School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine for the University of London between and Grant won the John Creasey Award in for his first Lovejoy novel, The Judas Pair He is also the author of a series of medical thrillers featuring the character Dr Clare BurtonallGrant lives outside Colchester in Essex, the setting for many of his novels He has also been published in Postscripts.


10 thoughts on “Firefly Gadroon

  1. says:

    I discovered the books on Lovejoy a long time ago, did find a few in my local 2nd hand bookstore and found I rather liked them Not unlike my likes for a tv show like Bargain Hunt and the Antique roadshow That said I did return to the books again when I saw the episodes of Lovejoy with Ian McShane once again on the telly and he indeed did capture the spirit of Lovejoy the antiques dealer While the tv series is fartame than the books when it comes to death and mayhem.The book has actua I discovered the books on Lovejoy a long time ago, did find a few in my local 2nd hand bookstore and found I rather liked them Not unlike my likes for a tv show like Bargain Hunt and the Antique roadshow That said I did return to the books again when I saw the episodes of Lovejoy with Ian McShane once again on the telly and he indeed did capture the spirit of Lovejoy the antiques dealer While the tv series is fartame than the books when it comes to death and mayhem.The book has actually been filmed and while the tv episode makes sense, the book is farexciting Lovejoy being a bigger bungling fool that manages to catch the bad guys is a differnt ending from the book as do the female characters in the Gash version Lovejoy has a far easier morale when it comes to the ladies than any tv show could ever get away with It does make Lovejoy such a rogueish character that operates not in a black white universe but his dealings are fargreyish farthat 50 shades I would say The fun about the Gash books is the knowledge he shares about antiques and live in the corner of world being inhabited by Lovejoy and his freinds and foes.The Lovejoy series are not detectives they arethrillerish with a different kind of leading character that gets involved in crime due to his involvement in the world of Antiques And Lovejoy has got one great skill, he can sense real antiques from duds That makes him valuable for certain parties Lovejoy has got one great asset he has certain standards he lives up to and loves antiques When he is mad at someone they better be aware of his wrath since it might be their undoing.In this novel Lovejoy gets involved in a series of thefts, he seems to be the one to notice the excistance of the serial robbery and due to the fact that they kill a friend he gets involved out of revenge, for the money and the love of antiques

  2. says:

    return return One of the best Lovejoy s obsession with antiques and his particular code of personal loyalty lead him to a dramatic and waterlogged showdown, with cosmic vengeance delivered by a bereaved donkey because the state s forces of law and order are too corrupt and compromised to do it I think I d recommend this one to people wondering if the Lovejoy novels are their kind of thing return return One of the best Lovejoy s obsession with antiques and his particular code of personal loyalty lead him to a dramatic and waterlogged showdown, with cosmic vengeance delivered by a bereaved donkey because the state s forces of law and order are too corrupt and compromised to do it I think I d recommend this one to people wondering if the Lovejoy novels are their kind of thing

  3. says:

    My introduction to the Lovejoy series I found it to be humorous and suspenseful, with some of the humor a little heavy and some of the action a bit fantastical All in all, quite fairly entertaining.

  4. says:

    I m a huge fan of Lovejoy, both on page and screen, and this has all the elements you want There is of course a great deal of action, including a very atmospheric sequence at an offshore gun emplacement This is described in an evocative way, with Lovejoy allowing you to see it through his terrified eyes And the fate of Devvo the dealer I think is handled very well.And then there s the antiques Gash himself has a genuine love of antiques, and this informs Lovejoy at the deepest level I m all I m a huge fan of Lovejoy, both on page and screen, and this has all the elements you want There is of course a great deal of action, including a very atmospheric sequence at an offshore gun emplacement This is described in an evocative way, with Lovejoy allowing you to see it through his terrified eyes And the fate of Devvo the dealer I think is handled very well.And then there s the antiques Gash himself has a genuine love of antiques, and this informs Lovejoy at the deepest level I m all for the way that Lovejoy sees antiques as love captured and expressed in the work of the craftsman And Lovejoy is a craftsman hence the novel s title He is learning from Drummer a former silversmith reduced to penury and giving donkey rides how to do the reverse gadroon Thus the novel, and the Lovejoy novels in general, focus primarily on valuing life and your own abilities, and refusing to give in to the ready made aspect of modern life Incidentally, the Mysterious Press version of this edition has a much better cover design but same ISBN

  5. says:

    This is the 4th of the Lovejoy books that I ve gorged on over the last 5 weeks, and this one was as brilliant as the others.The great thing about this series is that Lovejoy s character is utterly immutable he s always broke, always going to end up in bed with a woman, and he will invariably end up getting on their nerves when he ditches them for an antique sale Because of his character staying the same, Gash can drop Lovejoy into bizarre situations and style them out to seem utterly realistic This is the 4th of the Lovejoy books that I ve gorged on over the last 5 weeks, and this one was as brilliant as the others.The great thing about this series is that Lovejoy s character is utterly immutable he s always broke, always going to end up in bed with a woman, and he will invariably end up getting on their nerves when he ditches them for an antique sale Because of his character staying the same, Gash can drop Lovejoy into bizarre situations and style them out to seem utterly realistic The icy terror I felt as Lovejoy view spoiler sailed out to the gun turret in the thick East Anglian fog hide spoiler was all too real Sadly my local library only has two , so I won t be able to give a full review of the whole series Nonetheless, this is my favourite book in the series so far

  6. says:

    Possibly the most enjoyable of the early Lovejoy books and it follows the structure of many contempary mystery novels but never strays too much from tips about antiques and what to look for As always with Lovejoys his motivation is always that special antique and in the case the firefly gadroon as piece of perfectly hammered steal Lovejoy was mentored by Drummer the last of his kind reduced to taking his donkey Germaline along the beach to make a living The villian is a nasty piece of work c Possibly the most enjoyable of the early Lovejoy books and it follows the structure of many contempary mystery novels but never strays too much from tips about antiques and what to look for As always with Lovejoys his motivation is always that special antique and in the case the firefly gadroon as piece of perfectly hammered steal Lovejoy was mentored by Drummer the last of his kind reduced to taking his donkey Germaline along the beach to make a living The villian is a nasty piece of work called Devlin who Lovejoy is hell bent on revenge when he kills Drummer for discovering what he was up to If you have seen 1986 BBC TV series then most of the book will be familiar but there isthan enough to keep the reader interested

  7. says:

    The best yet Fantastic pace and interest Days gone by in a time that is now lost, the field burning is a prime example Doesn t let up and the ending doesn t disappoint Excellent

  8. says:

    Until I came across this novel in my local charity shop, I hadn t realised that the popular TV series Lovejoy was based on somebody s novels I was pleasantly surprised this is a highly enjoyable read, although it differs somewhat from the television series.Fictional antique dealer and womaniser Lovejoy lives in a small village somewhere in the North of England, I think, near an ancient town that is bursting at the seams with antique shops and auction houses He also lives within a few miles Until I came across this novel in my local charity shop, I hadn t realised that the popular TV series Lovejoy was based on somebody s novels I was pleasantly surprised this is a highly enjoyable read, although it differs somewhat from the television series.Fictional antique dealer and womaniser Lovejoy lives in a small village somewhere in the North of England, I think, near an ancient town that is bursting at the seams with antique shops and auction houses He also lives within a few miles of the North Sea, an impressive WWII fort and an equally impressive estuary with a yacht club The book version Lovejoy character cannot resist regaling his audience with stories of antiques and how to restore them and the book version of this loveable rogue is also farchauvinistic than its TV counterpart Clearly, TV bosses felt they d alienate a female audience, if the main character was so outspokenly misogynistic Also, in the book the character of Jane Felsham is not an aristocratic lady living in a mansion, but a fellow antique dealer specialising in certain antiques, Georgian silver and watercolours, if I m not mistaken The story begins with an auction, where Lovejoy is drafted in as a last minute replacement for the auctioneer, who has fallen ill Lovejoy manages to annoy one of the big wig dealers, Devlin and makes a friend of an American collector, whom he saves from buying a fake Nelson letter The gadroon of the title refers to Lovejoy s ambition, he hopes one day to be able to produce a silver Reverse Gadroon, a type of silver platter with an intricate pattern that is stencilled in by hand Drummer, an old man who lives in a hut by the sea and provides donkey rides to children, is a retired master silversmith, who gives lesson in gadroon making to Lovejoy.I won t give away any details of the plot, for it would only spoil Goodreads bookworms enjoyment Let s just say, the plot involves a never ending stream of women in Lovejoy s bed, a horrible murder and a very, very dramatic ending that will put most readers off the seaside and boating for ever Donkeys rule, though, and in sturdy little Germoline the author has created a wonderful, four legged heroine after my own heart.The story ends with Lovejoy s arrest, which is where I think the TV series began, the antique dealer having just been released from doing time in prison and now picking up the pieces of his life I cannot wait to read , although the novel is firmly rooted in Britain of the 1980s, where all men were chauvinist swine and a quid could still buy you antiques If you love beautiful things, then this series of books is not just entertaining, but also educational, teaching you not only silversmithing in the process but also how to restore anything made from oak Whatcould a discerning bookworm ask for

  9. says:

    I quite liked this series in the 1970s and 1980s though I think I gave up on it by the end of the 1980s and never read any of the later books I was pleased to see this at a friend s house and read it again as I was staying overnight Sadly it was not as good as I had remembered Lovejoy is a massive egoist with little empathy for other people so is not a particularly likeable main character but at the same time can be surprisingly heroic Although a decent read I doubt I will try and read any o I quite liked this series in the 1970s and 1980s though I think I gave up on it by the end of the 1980s and never read any of the later books I was pleased to see this at a friend s house and read it again as I was staying overnight Sadly it was not as good as I had remembered Lovejoy is a massive egoist with little empathy for other people so is not a particularly likeable main character but at the same time can be surprisingly heroic Although a decent read I doubt I will try and read any of the other books again

  10. says:

    This book took me an age to read I don t know if it just didn t grab me or what Ok, I ll be honest, it just didn t grab me It seemed to be all over the shop.On the plus side, though, despite thinking within two paragraphs of the start of the book of smacking a woman for wearing provocative garb, Lovejoy made it through the whole book without any woman based violence.

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