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Book: The Inconvenience Store by Robert Cubitt

Book: The Inconvenience Store by Robert Cubitt

categories: Book, Modern Life, Mystery Devices, Marriage, Working Life, Spooky, Fantasy

Robert Cubitt

Author Robert Cubittabout this book: This is another of my books which started out as just a title. After visiting a local convenience store to buy milk I wondered what an "inconvenience store" might be like. I am an ardent Terry Pratchett fan and wondered what he might do with that concept. Cheekily I e-mail TP's agent, offering him use of the expression (for free). I got a very nice reply in return, but declining the offer because of the inherent risks of accusations of plagiarism.

So I decided to write the story myself. As you might suspect it is a fantasy novel, but very much set in the here and now (well, in the here-and-five years ago when I started writing it). But rest assured, there are no dragons, wizards or magic rings - well not unless they have been bought in The Inconvenience Store.

The Inconvenience Store sells those things you never knew you wanted. It will sell you a pipe that you can play to eradicate rats. It will sell you a pen that you can use to sign lucrative contracts. It will sell you ... well, what are the things that you never knew you wanted? In Dennis's case it was a remote control that turned his harridan of a wife into the sweetest woman you could ever hope to meet. In the case of Tony it sold him a snow dome that stopped him from being hassled at work.

However, you can't find the Inconvenience Store, it has to find you. And when you have used the item you have to return it to the store (for safe keeping) or there are CONSEQUENCES. The people of a certain town in Germany discovered that when they failed to return their pipe. Don't believe all that nonsense about a Pied Piper - that was just them shifting the blame!

This book contains two complete stories of what happens when you unexpectedly discover The Inconvenience Store.

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