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READER ON THE 6.27

 

A special Christmas edition of the international bestseller from French author Jean-Paul Didierlaurent. The Reader on the 6.27 is ready to take you on a journey ...Guylain Vignolles lives on the edge of existence. Working at a book pulping factory in a job he hates, he has but one pleasure in life ...Sitting on the 6.27 train each day, Guylain recites aloud from pages he has saved from the jaws of his monstrous pulping machine. But it is when he discovers the diary of a lonely young woman, Julie - a woman who feels as lost in the world as he does - that his journey will truly begin.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509836857

A special Christmas edition of the international bestseller from French author Jean-Paul Didierlaurent. The Reader on the 6.27 is ready to take you on a journey ...Guylain Vignolles lives on the edge of existence. Working at a book pulping factory in a job he hates, he has but one pleasure in life ...Sitting on the 6.27 train each day, Guylain recites aloud from pages he has saved from the jaws of his monstrous pulping machine. But it is when he discovers the diary of a lonely young woman, Julie - a woman who feels as lost in the world as he does - that his journey will truly begin.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509836857

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ROALD DAHL

Tuesday 13th September 2016 marked 100years since the birth of Roald Dahl

 

There are so many of Roald Dahl' stories I love and I so admire his creativity as a writer.

 

But as a "wanna be" children's writer most of all I love his writing shed. I believe the only reason I am not successful is because I do not have a magical writing shed.

 

Roald Dahl got the idea for his writing shed from Dylan Thomas, who had one too.

 

Roald Dahl's Writing Shed
Dylan Thomas' Writing Shed
Interior of Dylan Thomas' Writing Shed

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CRAIG TILSTONE

Featured Author

Craig Tilstone is a fantastic new author. But like all good new authors he is not new to writing, he's been writing gems for years. 'New' means he's recently gone public with his work having learned his craft over many years.

 

So - a little bit about me. I am 36 years old and live in Nottinghamshire. I studied English Literature at university and followed it with a PGCE in Primary Education. At this point, I was writing solely for the pleasure it gave me to do so, with no other goal or audience in mind. I then began my teaching career, which served to stoke my passion for writing further - when studying the various fictional genres with my pupils, I would (and still do) compose my own examples of writing in that style as a model for the children. Suddenly I had a taste for what it was to connect with an audience - it thrilled me to watch them open-mouthed at suspenseful junctures, struck silent and still by particularly moving sections of the story or laughing aloud at humorous moments. A kind of addiction set in; a happy habit I intend never to shake. The frequency of my writing increased. During a teaching exchange year spent in Saskatchewan, I found a like-minded friend and the two of us wrote a play script together. It was upon my return to England that I began writing my debut novel. 'Baby One More Time' was over four years in the making, taking so long for the happiest possible reason - the birth of my first child. I chipped away at the novel whenever I could find snatches of time - not easy when juggling the demands of my job with the demands of parenthood! Not long after starting 'Baby One More Time', in 2010, I began a different kind of novel, darker and more serious in tone. It was an idea I got many years ago when reading a Roald Dahl short story, in which one of the characters tells another that he always waits and extra few moments before setting off in his car - that way any accidents he would have had would be narrowly avoided. Spurious logic, of course, but I liked the idea of a group of people able to save lives simply by altering the course of their day slightly. And so 'The Interveners' was born. Again, I chipped away, this time whenever the very different mood of this story lured me in. I thank you sincerely for taking an interest in my work and hope you enjoy it.

The Interveners – by Craig Tilstone

Paperback - CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform £6.99

 

When Kate Jenson accepts an invitation to join the Interveners - a formidable group of psychics able to foresee and prevent people's accidental deaths - she finds herself entangled in a morally complex world of secrets and lies, where the thrills and glory of lifesaving come at a high cost.

Baby One More Time – by Craig Tilstone

Paperback - CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform £6.99

 

At 36 years old, Will – ex-Maths teacher and ex-Casanova with a string of ex-girlfriends to his name – is alone and terminally ill. He sets himself a challenge – to track down and make amends with seven of his exes, spending a day with each in a ‘Week of Dates’. What could possibly go wrong?

When I was a lad at school around 13 years old, our Maths teacher used to call me Wol. At the end of the year as we were moving up a class I plucked up courage to ask why he called me Wol. He told meit was thename of the deslexic owl in Winnie the Pooh. With my Harry Potter glasses he said I looked like the Wise Old Owl in the Winnie the Pooh stories.

 

Being the vain person I am I took it as a compliment

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