An imaginative grandad has written an erotic novel based in Faversham.
A Long Road Home is Faversham’s very own version of Fifty Shades of Grey, tangled in a web of violence, drugs and death.
From the former Hole in the Wall pub to Harty Ferry, the Guildhall and the old Woolworths store, 67-year-old author Terry Davis brings Faversham into the limelight in his fast-paced fiction.
He says he wrote the often explicit story after reading E.L James’ best-seller and finding it “boring”.
“It is not all erotic but unfortunately everybody seems to pick up on that part when there is a lot more of a story to it" - author Terry Davis
With the blurb reading: “Parts of this story contain explicit sexual and violent scenes which are essential to the plot. If you are offended by either, do not read this book,” it is definitely not for the faint hearted.
Terry said: “The sex parts have received mixed reviews. Some like it, some don’t, and the same applies to the violent scenes. But I doubt there is any book or story that everybody has liked.
“It is not all erotic but unfortunately everybody seems to pick up on that part when there is a lot more of a story to it.
“I’ve never written a book in my life but it took just four weekends as it seemed to flow along.”
Terry now lives in Sittingbourne but lived in Faversham for many years in Oare, Whitstable Road and Stonebridge Way.
He describes himself as a “real London Cockney” who has travelled the world and even climbed Kilimanjaro at the age of 64.
A Long Road Home tells the tale of Julie, an orphan who randomly ends up in Faversham, and her adventures through the town and many sexual encounters, working at the Hole in the Wall and living with hippies in a caravan near Macknade.
After a few years in Faversham, she travels to South America with her new husband, after getting married in St Mary’s Church, where yet more drama ensues with drug smuggling, guns and a Peruvian prison.
But just like many of the town’s residents, she returns to Faversham for the finale.
Terry said: “I have a son and a daughter and my son enjoyed the book but my daughter hasn’t had a chance to read it yet.
“I would really like to hear people’s views and with just 150 people reading it so far, it’s hard work getting it known outside of family and friends.
“I’m hoping to write a second part but we will have to see how successful this one is first.”
On a review page for the book, one reader said, “the sexual content was just a bit too descriptive for me, which I didn’t think it really needed” but another said they were “hooked” by the story line and another said “what an amazing imagination you have Terry.”
The book will be available on Kindle tomorrow.