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This article is from the Tom Holt FAQ, by Nick Boalch n.g.boalch@durham.ac.uk with numerous contributions by others.

07 - Tom Holt Novels p6

"Little People" (2002)
ISBN 1-841-49116-0 (hb)
ISBN 1-841-49185-3 (pb)

"I was eight years old when I saw my first elf"... and for unlikely hero
Michael it wasn't his last. Michael's unfortunately (but accurately) named
girlfriend Cruella, doesn't approve of his obsession with the little
people, but the problem is, they won't leave him alone.

The working title of this novel was "Here be Dragons". Tom writes:

With luck it'll be a grim battle between good and evil fought out
against the stark backdrop of the British shoe industry. Most of the
characters are six inches tall, if that makes it any clearer.

"A Song For Nero" (2003)
ISBN 0-316-86113-8 (hb)

History tells us that in 69 AD, at the ripe old age of 32 and on hearing
that General Glaba's forces were closing in, Nero fled his palace in Rome.
He stabbed himself in the throat with a pen and was trampled to death by
horses in a muddy ditch. His last words were, 'What an artist dies with
me'. But there is another possibility: Nero did not die in that ditch, but
somebody who looked very much like him did. This gives Nero the
opportunity to start a new life in pursuit of his first love: music. But
there's a problem - Nero is being pursued by two people who have reason
to suspect he is still alive - one wants him dead, the other is a
passionate fan of his dreadful music and wants his genius recognised .

"The Portable Door" (2003)
ISBN 1-841-49158-6 (hb)

Starting a new job is always stressful (particularly when you don't
particularly want one), but when Paul Carpenter arrives at the office of
J.W. Wells he has no idea what trouble lies in store. Because he is about
to discover that the apparently respectable establishment now paying his
salary is in fact a front for a deeply sinister organisation that has a
mighty peculiar agenda. It seems that half the time his bosses are away
with the fairies. But they're not, of course. They're away with the


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