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The Falconer Style

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Style is often a matter of taste. I daresay that the Falconer style, for reasons that are beyond me, is not to everyone’s taste, but at least his writing: is clear and unambiguous is grammatically, syntactically and orthographically correct in every detail has (I like to think) a certain elegance evinces an old-world charm too often lacking in today’s writing springs no surprises (no sex, profanities or violence) in short, provides good, wholesome, family entertainment!

"Imaginative digest: The Cherrypickers Delight"

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A review of John White's ‘Be Seated' by Harry Riley*, an author and a member of the Eastwood Booktown Development Group. The Review Short stories for the smallest room "John White could easily have called this imaginative digest: The Cherrypickers Delight; because unlike a novel where the reader is obliged to follow each consecutive chapter in order to follow the plot, here it is a pleasure to dip in and out of each little tale or monologue as the mood suits. Whatever your taste you should find this book a welcome companion. Several of the stories such as: Gladius and Over The Hills And Far Away are so intriguing they could each be the start of a novel in its own right. My only criticism, if there is one, is that the book was read, cover-to-cover in too few sittings."

Quite simply a cracking & down to earth read

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Title: No Cousin of Mine Genre: War History Kindle eISBN: 99781782280255 The e-book edition of 'No Cousin of Mine' by Derek Smith is free on Amazon from 26, 27 & 30 June, 2013. If you haven't picked up any of Derek Smith's publications yet, this is a great opportunity to try one of them for free.  More...   "Historical account that features the ground crew of Number 256 RAF night-fighter squadron, part of the Second Tactical Air Force in Western Germany."   Download Kindle - No Cousin of Mine   “Quite simply a cracking & down to earth read” …publishedbestsellers.com Download, enjoy the read and consider writing a review on Amazon or Goodreads . Thank you.  

A candid review of Falconer's 'A Fearful Madness' by Margaret, BooksPlease blog

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The Review Julius Falconer uses language in a more formal way than many other modern authors. His sentences are carefully punctuated, his vocabulary is extensive (meaning there are some words I had to check in the dictionary – and one or two weren’t in my dictionary) and he uses many literary references and illusions. I like his style of writing, although in parts it does tend to be long-winded. It’s a complex book, following each of the three investigations – some of which seem highly unlikely, but then they do say that truth is stranger than fiction.Two people had been suspected of murdering James Thwaites, the verger, but the police were unable to produce any evidence and the cases against them were dropped. It appeared he had been stealing rare and valuable books from the cathedral and selling them on the black market. I was intrigued by the book-trafficking business which on the one hand was highly organised involving the use of white van drivers, and on the other seemed rema

'Funny How Things Work Out' featured in the Shipping Today & Yesterday Magazine

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'Funny How Things Work Out' | Biography | by Chris Pownall  featured in the Shipping Today & Yesterday Magazine July 2013 Read the feature This is the story of Chris Pownall’s life beginning from early childhood to retirement. Chris’ autobiography is unique because he tells his story with a slant towards the more hilarious side of his life. Chris has always had a reputation for being there when things were going wrong–but it’s nothing to do with him really! His former work colleagues will bear witness to situations involving freak weather conditions and disrupted travelling arrangements. His sense of humour has seen him through many difficult situations–which he managed to salvage with wit and discretion (Even if he says so himself). Chris enjoys humour and receives great satisfaction in giving others a reason to laugh.

Enter to win in this 'Pride’s Puget Sound' Book Giveaway

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John Pride is a forensic accounting investigator for the FBI and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He lives on a Puget Sound island west of Seattle enjoying the quiet life between cases. When he receives an unexpected phone call with unfortunate news it sends him packing his bag and flying to the mainland. At the University of Washington someone has cut short some genetically modified organism experiments with an explosive bloodbath. John is the investigation's only hope as their best evidence is internet based-Pride's specialty. His investigation takes him to Chicago, the Caribbean and back to his Puget Sound home. John Pride, almost retired but always up for adventure must stop those terrorists responsible-or else this could be his last case. "Anyone who likes fast action, twisting plots, and exotic locales . . . cannot fail to be taken in from page one and kept turning the pages to see what happens next" Patrick Taylor - New York Times bestselling author of the

100 books on offer over 25 hours - Thursday 20 June 2013.

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