Troubador Common Sense

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Released: 28/01/2022

ISBN: 9781803130408

eISBN: 9781800466937

aISBN: 9781803138633

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Common Sense


Absolute power corrupts...absolutely.

The year is 2029. Prime Minister Bob Godwin and his brand new political party have just been elected on a manifesto of eliminating crime. This has been heard before, but they've convinced the public that they will make it happen by any means necessary. All good in theory, until harsh penalties are introduced. The death penalty and corporal punishment are reintroduced and all sexual relationships except heterosexual marriages are banned.

Sara Molan, an ambitious TV presenter, takes a stand and gets sucked in, intertwining her personal and professional lives with this political upheaval. As a result, the PM, already lost to his obsessive crusade against crime, starts entertaining dark thoughts about the advantages of power and his lust for Sara.

As protests increase and punishments become even more severe, the Prime Minister’s actions veer between eccentricity and downright bizarre. Can he overcome the opposition of former colleague David McDougall and manipulate Sara into helping him retain power for another 5 years? Can Bob Godwin keep the country, the media and opposition politicians at bay and continue to impose his will on the country? As the pressure rises violence becomes inevitable. Who will survive the dramatic conclusion? Set across five years, Common Sense questions how much faith we should put in our government and how much faith they should have in themselves. What started as good intentions can quickly make them veer onto the path to hell...

28 January 2022. Official publishing date for my debut novel "Common Sense".

1 September 2021 Printing started.

1 September 2021 Publicity started. Book listed on Waterstones for pre-order and

1 September 2021 First pre-order sale made through Waterstones. What a thrill!

3 September 2021 Common Sense now available on several booksellers websites to pre-order

4 September 2021 My book is all over the Internet and even available to order from a Danish bookseller.

4 September 2021 I am now aware of 2 pre-orders but I suspect (and hope) there are more.

15 September 2021 Gradually being told by more people that they have pre-ordered my book which is very pleasing to
2 October 2021 Covid permitting I hope to have a book signing at Waterstones Torquay when the book is published

9 November 2021 Everything signed off and printing to start imminently on the actual books.

24 November 2021 Book being printed. Work starting on e-book and also on audio book. Exciting times

3 December 2021 e-book available on Amazon Kindle from today to download or buy

3 December 2021 e-book will be on promotion to buy free for 5 days from 4 December (tomorrow) on Amazon

3 December 2021 Paperback book exists and I have a copy to prove it. Publishing date 28 January 2022

3 December 2021 Audiobook progressing well. To be read by Sebastian Abineri and available in 2022

11 December 2021 e-book promotion a great success and Common Sense peaked at N0 4 in free political non-fiction
top 100 chart

11 December 2021 Promotion now over but book still performing reasonably well in paying charts

11 December 2021 Have received first comments on e-book which are very good and encouraging. Hope first
reviews will be submitted soon

12 January 2022 I have spent last 2 days in a recording studio working on the audiobook version of Common
Sense. Hopefully this will be available soon after the paperback version is published on 28th

28 January 2022 Paperback and audiobook now available

4 February 2022 I have been asked to address a convention of aspiring authors in March at Paignton Library.
More details to follow when known.

10 February 2022 Scheduled to record interview with Talk Radio Europe for their book show broadcast
Wednesdays at 7PM and repeated Saturdays 8 PM. My first radio interview.

17 February 2022 Talk Radio Europe broadcast my interview. Considering this was my first ever interview I am
delighted with the result. Many thanks to Hannah Murray and all at TRE.

20 February 2022 Author's Convention confirmed for 19th March 11AM to 2PM at Paignton Library.

11 March 2022 10 days to Paignton Library Author's Convention. I am speaking about my experiences in
turning a simple idea into a published book. My slot is 1.20 - 1.40 PM if anyone would like to
pop along to the library in Paignton, Deon. Everyone welcome!

18 March 2022 Don't forget to pop into Paignton Library tomorrow between 11 and 2 if you are in the area.
Please support their first Author's Convention.

30 May 2022 Exciting news. I am doing a book signing at W H Smith Union Street Torquay on Saturday 11
June. Please come along for a chat, an opportunity to but "Common Sense" and for me to
sign your copy. Exact time to be agreed.

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Hello. My name is Colin Wreford and my first novel "Common Sense" will be officially published on 28th January 2022.

I was born in Newton Abbot, Devon. Upon leaving school I joined Midland Bank and worked for them for 20 years. I then took voluntary redundancy and completed my education and obtaining a Bachelors Degree in Business Management. I held managerial positions in several different organisations before retiring to care for my parents.

Three years ago I started writing poems and song lyrics as a hobby. One day in the summer of 2020 I was walking at Goodrington beach and had an idea for a song. I quickly realised that i could not tell the story properly in the timescale of a song and also that I could not make it rhyme.

That idea has become my debut novel and I am delighted that it is to be published through Matador.

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