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Tom Bye

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"From Hugs to Kisses" now complete and uploaded. I want to thank everybody who has shown an interest in my book, and want to express my sincere appreciation of your comments and suggestions. Go raibh míle maith agaibh go léir!

Available on Kindle now --> http://www.amazon.co.uk/From-Hugs-To-Kisses-ebook/dp/B00BN015VO

Available soon (August 9th) on Amazon/CreateSpace in paperback form.

When I'm not reading or writing I enjoy being a musician playing the clarinet and saxophone at various functions.
I play Modern Jazz.

Thanks once more for the support, and I am really happy to reciprocate.

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From Hugs to Kisses

Tom Bye

Stephen Bauer's journey into puberty is recounted to the air "Ring-a-Ring-a-Rosie, as the light declines, I remember Dublin city, in the rare oul times!"

The narrator, uses his native Irish colloquialisms and brogue to perform a retrospective on his youthful experiences. He portrays them colourfully through his protagonist Stephen. The dialect, the myths, the religion, the crazy quirks of real people is what make this a memorial to days gone by - and all seen through the trusting, innocent eyes of an emerging young man named Stephen Bauer.

The chapters are interlinked by Stephen looking toward his angel "Nimberely Nobody" to guide him through his encounters. His life revolves around his aunts, a matriarch, a mystic woman, the banshee, the devil, an abuser, a teacher , a trip to heaven, his fear of capture by Hitler and tortured (his dad being a Jew,) a twelve-year-old's heartbreak, and who to marry? This book is a sociological study of Dublin at that time, and is illuminated by the boy Stephen's unfettered innocence.

It is a delightful collection of interlinked stories.

A childhood reflection of bygone days - Dublin '40s

"It is very good, great dialogue,like a film script" - Jim Sheridan, Film Director.



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Izmir49 wrote 10 hours ago

Dear Tom, i apologise for nearly making you cry! I am not in the busi....

Kenneth Edward Lim wrote 19 hours ago

Tom, How are things with you? I have "The North Korean" in full leng....

Izmir49 wrote 1 day ago

Dear Tom, thank you for your very kind comments. Hmm the pitch, deep ....

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Tom: Thank you for reading my book (well, six chapters) and for the ....

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I wrote 1 day ago

Hello Holly- Book - The Mad Faun- Read some and scan read the rest - Brilliant story- line - Fantasy at it's best Your writing is great and moves along at a nice pace- I really like the dialogue, short and tight as it is - Recommended - I might say Awesome and original - I give it my ... view book

I wrote 1 day ago

Hello Lucy- Your book- Reconstruction- I try to read as many non-fiction books as I can on the site- Your pitch about a splintered family caught my attention and made me want to read more- Family life intrigues me as all of them are usually very different - I think you could make better use o... view book

I wrote 3 days ago

Hello Cecily- book- The Blackberry Season- Browsed through the books, spotted your very nice cover - read the pitch and I'm in- Glad I came into this beautiful writing and tale - somewhat like our own late Maueve Binchy- , same flowing style and easy to read pagess- Really got hooked with ... view book

I wrote 5 days ago

Hi Hugh- book- The prince of Naples- How one boy brought down the Mafia- It took me some time to get into the boy's mind,however as I read more chapters I got totally into the story-line and began to enjoy the great literary writing, and found the tongue in cheek writing brilliant- This book o... view book

I wrote 5 days ago

Hello Karen - Book- Satan's Puppet- My God, that's all I can say after reading the seven chapters you have posted up here- The things you have had to suffer is just downright cruel- how did you survive and upbringing like this- I thought things were bad enough until I came to chapter 4 and t... view book

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