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Offline Tattyjacket

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My Lockdown book
« on: June 27, 2020, 02:00:33 am »
2020. The Year of The Lockdown.

In years to come, people will ask, "So what did you do during The Lockdown.?" Well, personally I put the finishing touches to a project of mine; a children's novel entitled "Teething Trouble."
Philip Edwards retired from teaching back in 2013. Since then he has become a keen gardener, plays for three Morris dance sides and has become a grandfather to four and an almost.
As a child, he lived in the village of Ferndale in the Rhondda Valley in South Wales. Together with his brother and cousins, then became the first generation from a long family line to escape the clutches of working underground.
The idea for this story came from a throw-away remark on a radio comedy. Somebody said, "If only we could speculate on the tooth fairy market." That sowed the seed of an idea in my head. Twice a day whilst walking his little terrier, Alfie, the story built and built to include its many quirky twists and turns.

https://teethingtroublebook.blogspot.com/2020/05/teething-trouble.html

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Now in far-off Rhondda vale, ​
there's a charming little tale. ​
Some say myth, some say legend, some say fact.​
 All the mothers tell at the evening's dusky knell of a creature that a sausage could attract.

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    Offline Vidya

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    Re: My Lockdown book
    « Reply #1 on: June 27, 2020, 02:02:51 am »
    Congrats on completing the book. that's  a cute illustration!

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    Re: My Lockdown book
    « Reply #2 on: June 27, 2020, 02:36:45 am »
    Aye, that's a cool cover!  Congrats on getting it published.

    You might want to consider expanding your blurb a bit.  The present one-liner doesn't give a prospective buyer much sense for what the book entails.  And since it also doesn't have a "Look Inside" (not sure why), there's not much to go on.

    Best of luck with it... and welcome to the forum.  Hope you sell a bunch!


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    Re: My Lockdown book
    « Reply #3 on: June 27, 2020, 04:57:17 am »

    Purveyor of child-friendly doggerel. | Teething Trouble
    Now in far-off Rhondda vale, ​
there's a charming little tale. ​
Some say myth, some say legend, some say fact.​
 All the mothers tell at the evening's dusky knell of a creature that a sausage could attract.

    Offline unkownwriter

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    Re: My Lockdown book
    « Reply #4 on: June 29, 2020, 02:03:35 pm »
    Good for finishing the book, but you want to be careful about posting here as self promotion isn't allowed. It can be a tricky line, you don't want to go over it. You did post a blog link, rather than one to a store, so that's good.

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