(PLEASE NOTE THIS TITLE CONTAINS SAMPLE EXCERPTS ONLY)
There are three sets of samples in this title. The first is from the new short story collection, “Liverpool”.
“The Sound of Guitars…”
Liverpool. A city of poets, musicians,
comedians and several banana shaped lamb statues.
Oh, and a yellow submarine – and a cathedral (or two),
and now a collection of fifteen short stories, tall tales
and mysterious occurrences celebrating the city as well.
Wrapped around Liverpool in the same way
that the river Mersey wraps around the
city itself, intertwining with its people and places,
“Liverpool” showcases the love of life, laughter
and music that the city embodies, and makes its own.
Come with me now to see the mist rolling
off that wonderful, beautiful river, and if you
were to let your mind wander and imagine
that the river is a song then that song
would be a shanty, sad and melancholic,
yet lifting as well. It would make you laugh,
it would make you cry. It may even make you think,
but for sure it would most definitely break your heart.
Welcome to Liverpool, the gateway
to absolutely everywhere else.
The second set of samples is from my first short story collection, “Paul McCartney’s Coat and Other Stories”. This is a collection of ten short stories from the mind of the increasingly difficult to categorise writer, Michael White. Crossing all genres each will in turn either make you laugh, make you cry, or maybe even surprise you with a twist in the tail!
In “Paul McCartney’s Coat” it is early 1967 and The Beatles are busy recording the “Sgt Pepper” album at Abbey Road studios. In The Salt House public house however, a stranger to the band is about to change the history of one of their most popular songs forever. It all starts when Todd finds Paul McCartney’s Coat left in the bar…
In “Squire Bidecombe’s Tree” it is 1646 and Henry Bracebridge is charged by his squire with the task of cutting down a large tree that is dropping acorns all over the churchyard. The scene is set as every member of the village seems to get involved with the task, which threatens to go wildly wrong. Needless to say, Old Mother Alice will have something to say about the man in the oak too…
When “Dad comes to visit” Gwen and Dai are less than happy to see him, and things get a lot worse when he decides to start up a card school. Gwen finds it equally difficult to bring dad up to speed with the last six years of Emmerdale and Coronation Street, and with good reason, because six years is exactly how long dad has been dead for…
In “The King of the Tyrant Lizards” Colin and the crew of the spaceship “Baptistina” are on a delicate mission to secure a particular exhibit for display in their local museum. There are only two problems: first of all they may be just a tiny bit too late, and secondly they are not exactly from planet Earth in the first place…
Being joined with five other stories: “Dear diary”, “An Inspector Calls”, “How I Invented International Talk Like A Pirate Day by William (Aged 8¼)”, “The Cat is Back!” and “For Absent friends” the collection of short stories contains something for every reader. Please note that all of the stories in the collection are also available separately.
In 2011 “Beatles Freak Reviews” reviewed the title story of the collection and said, “If you’re a fan of short stories you’ll enjoy reading this tall tale”.
The final sample is from a stand alone children’s book called, “The Road from Ballylaneen to Skellig Michael”.
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