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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...Now available in paperback!
« Reply #210 on: November 19, 2020, 10:00:46 PM »
The only freebies we're allowed at the Beeb are pearls of wisdom from the Book of Dom, although you have to be called Laura to claim them. Glad it's going well for you. You deserve it.

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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...Now available in paperback!
« Reply #211 on: November 19, 2020, 11:13:49 PM »
The only freebies we're allowed at the Beeb are pearls of wisdom from the Book of Dom, although you have to be called Laura to claim them. Glad it's going well for you. You deserve it.

Thanks for everything mate.

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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...Now available in paperback!
« Reply #212 on: November 29, 2020, 10:08:59 PM »
It’s been pirated, found a site offering free bloody downloads. Can’t complain I suppose, given some of the subject matter. I love the description on there though:

“An account of standing up to dread and misfortune and dimness and attempting to discover reclamation in doing what one knows needs to be finished.”

They even suggested a ‘better’ alternate title - The Boy Who Lived. Cheeky bastards.
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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...Now available in paperback!
« Reply #213 on: November 29, 2020, 10:27:43 PM »
It’s been pirated, found a site offering free bloody downloads. Can’t complain I suppose, given some of the subject matter. I love the description on there though:

“An account of standing up to dread and misfortune and dimness and attempting to discover reclamation in doing what one knows needs to be finished.”

They even suggested a ‘better’ alternate title - The Boy Who Lived. Cheeky bastards.

Get your legal people onto them.

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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...Now available in paperback!
« Reply #214 on: November 30, 2020, 07:26:27 AM »
It’s been pirated, found a site offering free bloody downloads. Can’t complain I suppose, given some of the subject matter. I love the description on there though:

“An account of standing up to dread and misfortune and dimness and attempting to discover reclamation in doing what one knows needs to be finished.”

They even suggested a ‘better’ alternate title - The Boy Who Lived. Cheeky bastards.

Get your legal people onto them.

If only I had some.

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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...Now available in paperback!
« Reply #215 on: December 08, 2020, 01:14:08 PM »
Influential supermod Maz Weller (great name) has her say:

“Once I picked it up, I couldn’t put it down, it captures you from the beginning. It covers football, drugs, drink, growing up, racists, morals, music and passions, it made me laugh and cry and I warmed to every character in the book. The writer has a magical way of making you feel you’ve actually met the characters. Beautifully written, a must-read book.”

And she hates football.

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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...Now available in paperback!
« Reply #216 on: December 09, 2020, 08:46:26 AM »
Blues fan is she...
How many pages in paperback is it Percy?

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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...Now available in paperback!
« Reply #217 on: December 09, 2020, 01:25:37 PM »
Blues fan is she...
How many pages in paperback is it Percy?

Haha, no. Just over a hundred but it’s an unusually sized book. It would be about 130 if it was A5. 42k words. 3hr 2min read for ‘normal’ readers according to Amazon.

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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...Now available in paperback!
« Reply #218 on: December 10, 2020, 01:23:39 PM »
Thank you.


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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...Now available in paperback!
« Reply #222 on: December 16, 2020, 09:06:25 AM »
I can’t comment on the authenticity of the book’s representation of the Birmingham working class, as I’m from the Shires (Nuneaton) with my Range Rover and moated mansion. Cracking read though, very entertaining. Some funny little tales of scams that made me chuckle. The characters seemed well crafted and genuine. Carl described it as semi-autobiographical. Was scratching my head in places wondering is this real or fiction. Great stocking filler for any Villa supporting relatives at Christmas.

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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...Now available in paperback!
« Reply #223 on: December 16, 2020, 09:54:56 AM »
I can’t comment on the authenticity of the book’s representation of the Birmingham working class, as I’m from the Shires (Nuneaton) with my Range Rover and moated mansion. Cracking read though, very entertaining. Some funny little tales of scams that made me chuckle. The characters seemed well crafted and genuine. Carl described it as semi-autobiographical. Was scratching my head in places wondering is this real or fiction. Great stocking filler for any Villa supporting relatives at Christmas.

Cheers Robbo, glad you enjoyed it, and thanks for buying the premium version.😉

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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...Now available in paperback!
« Reply #224 on: December 18, 2020, 09:13:51 AM »
I told my cousin in St Kitts to read it. Had this back yesterday “ 46% in, haven’t laughed so much in the whole of 2020,tears running down my face, brilliant.”. I think he’s enjoying it.

 


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