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Working hard at my new book

Listen to my Melvyn Prior 's interview on Radio Lincolnshire

11th January 2013


***Children in Need Day saw the launch of Tiny Acorns - publisher Dotterel Press,***

Guess what! Dotterel Press have turned me into an e book (I mean of course Tiny Acorns) and it didn't hurt a bit. You can buy the paperback from them - all the proceeds are going to Children in Need... neither the publisher nor the contributors are getting paid... hope you are impressedwith us!

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Tales out of School

Jeannette Ellwood

I began teaching in the 1970's in a Victorian village school near the church the pub and the pond.


I recount some of my adventures during my long stay in the picturesque surroundings of our much filmed and televised village full of eccentrics, famous and infamous characters; including Old Missus, surely the knobbliest cane in England!

Set in the heart of the Chilterns, in the home counties commutor belt , the children I taught ranged from an Ambassador's son to a local farm labourer's children. We worked together as a team, my children and I and enjoyed a life that is not there any more.
More's the pity.


'… I think this is a book which will have considerable appeal to a wide ranging audience, particularly as life in the country has become such a sought after experience in recent years. I particularly like the juxtaposition of you having led such an exciting life with the UN and still enjoying the provincial life….’ Lucy P (Scottish Publisher)

'...I loved Tales out of School. I taught in an old school in Thornhill, Ontario in the '80's and the '90's and can relate. We had hardwood floors, 20 ft. ceilings and huge windows. We didn't have stoves... have radiators that came in handy for drying mittens, socks and boots...' Valerie

 

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I wrote 1214 days ago

I dont agree with Jane Rowan' s comment for me the 'past' scenes give a respite from the gut wrenching story you tell in powerful language. It made me cringe at the thought that your situation could be anyone's heartbreak/scare. I do agree with Caroline though you still need to edit carefully... but... view book

I wrote 1214 days ago

Exciting stuff, excellent first page... good luck Jeannette view book

I wrote 1232 days ago

Hi Jeannette, ... I did so enjoy your stories as you know. Backed with pleasure. I have given you a 6 star rating. This book needs to be out there. Katy.xx Phobic Dawn view book

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Jim Darcy wrote 16 hours ago Thank you! I found your book really very funny! :D view book

I wrote 1597 days ago

Loved the name Skylark definitely classy. A n amusing read with well drawn characters and evocative of a few lunches I've been to myself... Should make gold! Marion view book

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