Troubador A Fishy Tail

Released: 01/04/2013

ISBN: 9781783060955

Format: Paperback

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A Fishy Tail

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Micky thinks life's rotten: he's the youngest in the family and can't do anything right. His older brother calls him a miserable little worm; his sister says he should carry a health warning; and now he has to wear beastly glasses. 


When the family go to live on an island surrounded by sun and blue seas, Micky is certain everything will be different. But it's just the same; he's still the youngest, he still can't do anything, and his brother still thinks he's a miserable little worm. Fed up, Micky decides to run away. 

Fortunately, help is at hand when an old fisherman offers to teach Micky to swim. Although, there's something rather curious about this particular fisherman…He wears a seaweed shawl and his boat appears to have legs. 

'Sunset on Golden Wings' which will be published at the end of April, although it can be read as a stand alone, is actually the sequel to 'The Year the Swans Came' and also brings the five book sereies to a close.

The idea for the series happened in 2010 when I was visiting Holland to celebrate the publication of Running but it was three years before I completed the first draft of 'The Year the Swans Came'. Based on the legend, Leda and the Swan, following a suggestion made by the agent, Felicity Bryan, I also began writing The Click of a Pebble, Book 1 of the trilogy, Children of Zeus, which is about many of the same characters but at a differerent point in their lives. And whereas 'The Year the Swans Came' and 'Sunset on Golden Wings' are narrated by Maidy Bader, the trilogy is written in the 3rd person and details the lives of Yost, Zande and Tatania as they struggle to survive in a world that wants them dead.

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A simple, useful guide. J an a writer and have more than the basic level of understanding but this book still had helpful and insightful tips that I have picked up and used. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for an entry level text on the subject.

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Barbara Spencer

In 1967, considering herself to be destined for a life of mediocrity, Barbara Spencer hi-tailed it to the West Indies to watch cricket, the precursor to a highly colourful career spanning three continents in which she was caught up in riots, wars, and choosing Miss World. An award-winning children's author, over the past decade Barbara has been lucky enough to be invited to Booksignings at Waterstones throughout the Midlands and the south and west, and has visited dozens of primary and secondary schools. In 2017 Barbara decided to change horses in mid-stream and is now writing magical realism for adults and top teens.



Sequel to: the Year the Swans Came
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