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"If you ask the average person in the street what his or her pet hates are in the UK today then politicians and bankers will score high on the list! My fictional writing will entertain and enthral and will offer some light relief in the midst of the current economic climate and Government/MPs nightmare!"
M V Harland - Novelist

June 2009/London - Yorkshire-based political satire novelist is author of two controversial titles releasing this Summer which are topical, timely, wickedly dry compelling reads about corrupt government and sleazy politicians. Compelling storylines reveal in Your Country Needs You! how The Queen has had enough and takes control of the parliamentary situation in a novel way! In A Very Special Relationship, the sequel, the plot expands and reveals how the Queen persuades the President of the USA to adopt the same maverick model and dissolve the current Senate! Novelist, M V Harland's writing style is full of hidden agendas and twists in the tales!

Amusing, very dry, utterly topical and a must-read for anyone irritated by current political headlines!
How many of us recently have not imagined ditching our career politicians and feel convinced we could run the country better?

Releasing 1st July 2009 ~ YOUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOU!

Overview: Sleaze, corruption and conceit have been the hallmarks of successive elected Governments and the Queen had had enough! Convinced that ordinary citizens selected at random by a new computer nick-named RADO (Random Automatic Democratic Order) can run the world's fourth biggest economy just as effectively, she abolishes Parliament as we know it! Can 102 'good and true' people (one person per county) possibly do any worse than the overpaid and over-rated career politicians they replace? The plot traces the action of a 'national draw' and subsequent life of the new Parliament. Has the Queen made a huge mistake? Could RADO work in reality? Is it all coming to that?! How would you react if your country needed YOU?
£7.99/paperback ISBN 978-0-9556155-4-2 July 2009

Releasing 1st August 2009 ~ A VERY SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP

Overview: The random selection of MPs by a new computer nick-named RADO (Random Automatic Democratic Order) has thrilled the nation! It is going to be repeated for a second Parliament! Against a backdrop of economic recession and banking crisis, the Queen invites the President of the United States for a State Visit. With his second term in office coming to an end, he is easily persuaded to implement RADO back home and dissolve the Senate! In the UK the nation's mind concentrates on fund-raising for the forthcoming Olympics in 2012. In a 'credit crunch' can the UK afford to emulate the success of Beijing? Are there more deserving cases than a three week jamboree for a few hundred athletes? Her Majesty thinks there might be! Is she right?
£7.99/paperback ISBN 978-0-9556155-5-9 August 2009

About the Author:

M V Harland, aged 55, is the son of an Admiralty Radio Officer. His writing career commenced in 2000 and Your Country Needs You! is his debut political satire novel releasing in July 2009. Releasing hot on its heels in August 2009 is the sequel, A Very Special Relationship. M V Harland has a background in financial services, a passion for Politics and satire and a wicked sense of humour!


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