The Lost Tornado – free chapter and competition

james_dean_divine_aaaedinburghFrom an impoverished Edinburgh childhood, where Dad tapped the electricity supply from the street lamp outside their Pilton home to provide heat for the ten kids, to breaking into the altogether brighter lights of the advertising world, Jim Divine has seen off many a storm. His hilarious autobiographical novel recounts the highs and lows of a life spent searching for answers to the big questions: Will I be playing for Hibs on Saturday? Was that Joanna Lumley I spotted down Leith Walk? And just how the hell did I manage to avoid killing those three people? The Lost Tornado is a whirlwind trip down the most brightly-coloured memory lane, where an everyman’s everyday battles become the stuff of comic brilliance. ‘A cross between Kes and Angela’s Ashes’.

chevron_big_red Win a signed copy of The Lost Tornado

AAA has teamed up with author James Dean Divine to give three lucky readers the chance to win a signed copy of his dazzling debut novel.
To be in with a chance of winning, simply email us the answer to the question below to [email protected] with the word ‘TORNADO’ in the subject line.

Which Edinburgh football team did Jim dream of playing for?

A: Hibs

B: Hearts

C: Meadowbank Thistle

The winners will be notified at 5pm on Thursday, December 17. Usual AAA rules apply. Editor’s decision is final.


The Lost Tornado, by James Dean Divine, available now in paperback from Amazon, priced £9.99, click here to buy the book







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