Sunday, September 30, 2012

Two Books To Save Lives

My second book - Living In The Real Cyprus - is now available for purchase in paperback. It is available from Amazon or direct from the publisher Lulu - to get to the correct Lulu page click  HERE

It will be available in e-book form from Amazon Kindle in a few days and on all the other major platforms shortly after that.

My first book - Vic's Big Walk from SW France to NW England - can also be found in paperback at or from Amazon. The e-book version is available from Amazon Kindle, iPad, Sony, Kobo, Barnes&Noble Nook, Baker &Taylor, eBookPie, Copia and Gardner's Books.

All proceeds from both books go direct to pancreatic cancer research.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

There Is Beauty All Around

 I think we all go round with our eyes closed, or at least not seeing much which is there. I have passed this window in Mirepoix scores of times but never seen it before. It is opposite the door of one of my favourite boulangeries. As my friend Peter says, it is surprising what you see if you look up.

If you double-click on one of these pictures, it will enlarge and give you a gallery of the others, which will also enlarge if you select them.

The next few were taken on a recent visit to Alet-les-Bains, which is an ancient place which we bypass frequently and  to which we do not give enough attention.

This is a nice view in Chalabre, 8 kms from our house.

And this is inside the covered market at Lavelanet, a few yards from the stage where I made my first guitar-playing appearance.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Watch This Space

Sorry to have been so quiet recently.

I have been working hard on my second book. Above is the cover. The print version will be finalised tomorrow and the e-book next week.

The paperback will be available direct from the publisher within a week and will be on Amazon in about six to eight weeks. The e-version should be available for Kindles in about two weeks and for other e-readers as and when the other e-publishers get their acts together.

Watch this space.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Dead Giveaway

The book giveaway referred to in the last post is now over.

547 people entered the draw. Goodreads made the selection and I was this morning given the details of the two winners. One lives in Dalarna, Sweden, and the other in Morecambe, England.

The two books have already been prepared for the post and will be on their way tomorrow.

Sorry if you entered but didn't win. There will be a similar giveaway of my next book "Living In The Real Cyprus" when it is available in a couple of months time.