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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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I wrote 14 hours 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 14 hours 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

I wrote 15 hours ago

Hello Wanjiru- Book- African women, American Adventures- Your pitch says it all in one, crisp sharp and straight to the point- Read all six chapters posted and found them quite interesting- What came across was the cultural difference that you experienced and how you felt about it on the ca... view book

I wrote 1 day ago

Hello Olga- Book- The Deadly Caress- your cover which is good brought me in for a read- I found your pitch intriguing and well presented- Having scan read all that you posted, It is to me a typical American detective story, with dialogue that keep the attention very well. It is good and has... view book

I wrote 3 days ago

HI Tone- book- Soft comes the Wolf- The prologue is very well written, it has literary all over it - well done- Got to that sex scene , Swill Guard and Mustafina- and found it well written and in fact enjoyable- Dialogue just great- the rest of the chapters were very intriguing and perhaps ... view book

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