Twemlow, the Wilderness Years, by Dale Shale. Haricot Books, NJ.
Much has been written about folk dancing in Armenia, but not many people know the true story behind Twemlow’s daring escape from Monterey, disguised as a Peruvian muleteer, in the bitter winter of 1964.
Now, for the first time, the true story can be told — a story of mayhem, madness, murder, masturbation, Martians, and marzipan.
After eight years of exhaustive research across twelve continents, journalist Dale Shale (Was Hitler a Transvestite? The Zildfeigstrasse Affair) brings you the incredible story of Twemlow, arch-villain and dashing desperado of the Dardenelles, who eluded law enforcement agencies around the world for over a decade, following the most outrageous jailbreak in US history.
Using never-before-seen archive material (including Twemlow’s own copy of The Wind in the Willows), Shale pieces together one of the 20th century’s most enduring mysteries.
“A triumph!” — Great British Cars
“A tour de force” — Translator’s Hebdomadal
“Shale has done for Twemlow what plastic did for kitchen equipment.” — Cooking for One.
“You’ll laugh, you’ll cry” — Enfield Emoter