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Author Topic: New Villa Book... sort of...Now available in paperback!  (Read 20520 times)

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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...Now available in paperback!
« Reply #165 on: October 14, 2020, 06:02:26 AM »
Just bought it - saving it for my holiday in a few weeks

Nice one Hookey, appreciate it mate.


Here in corfu and demolished in 2 reads. Thouroughly entertaining.

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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...Now available in paperback!
« Reply #166 on: October 14, 2020, 10:56:24 AM »
Just bought it - saving it for my holiday in a few weeks

Nice one Hookey, appreciate it mate.


Here in corfu and demolished in 2 reads. Thouroughly entertaining.

Cheers mate. Feel free to post that on Amazon 😉

(Sorry to bang on, but some clown gave it 1-star rating yesterday. One of my Blues mates said it was probably a bitter Blues fan or Baggyís family).
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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...Now available in paperback!
« Reply #168 on: October 15, 2020, 12:15:58 PM »
That is some review

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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...Now available in paperback!
« Reply #169 on: October 15, 2020, 12:20:40 PM »
That is some review

Yeah, chuffed with it.

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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...Now available in paperback!
« Reply #170 on: October 15, 2020, 10:55:15 PM »
My BBF (best Blues friend) Paddy phoned earlier to order another book for his mate. He provided more stories for the book than anyone except some of the main characters. He told me he was reading it on holiday when a wasp came buzzing round and he went to hit it with the book. Instead he hit himself above the eye with the corner of the book and drew a fair bit of blood. I said ďBloody hell, I hope reading it doesnít upset you any more than it already has.Ē
He said ďNo, no, Iíve read it, I enjoyed it. I just didnít think it would be so violentĒ.

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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...Now available in paperback!
« Reply #171 on: October 16, 2020, 11:51:32 AM »
Richard Whitehead, author of the wonderful Children of the Revolution, formerly deputy books editor at The Times, and more recently assistant editor of Wisden Cricketers Almanac, writes on Amazon:

ďI first came across Stephen Pennell's writing years ago in the Villa fanzine Heroes and Villains and admired his work then - now he's truly delivered on that potential.
This book is a remarkable alliance of fiction and memoir, done so skillfully that you are left wondering exactly what is true and what isn't. Having checked with Steve, I have discovered that much of it is true - he's certainly had a livelier life than me!
Here is a slice of a tough working-class Brummie life rooted in a love of the Villa, but also with a devotion to Mod culture and a great deal of crime - some of it petty, some not so much. The hero's love life also forms a continuing strand of the narrative.
Highly recommended for lovers of the second city, the Villa, Paul Weller - and anyone who just likes a really well-written book.ď

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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...Now available in paperback!
« Reply #172 on: October 16, 2020, 12:08:41 PM »
I'm saving it till next week Percy when I am recovering from my knee replacement. You'll be in good company as I'll be reading it alongside 'The Life of Nikloaus Pevsner'.

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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...Now available in paperback!
« Reply #173 on: October 16, 2020, 05:44:18 PM »
I'm saving it till next week Percy when I am recovering from my knee replacement. You'll be in good company as I'll be reading it alongside 'The Life of Nikloaus Pevsner'.

Nice one Bren. I wonít take up much of your time.

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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...Now available in paperback!
« Reply #174 on: October 18, 2020, 11:40:57 PM »
   s Hempstock
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 October 2020
Hilariously funny
Really enjoyed reading this book, even though Iím not a huge football fan. There a little bit for every one, that they can relate to especially if you had grown up in the 70s . The author made it incredibly hilarious and found my self laughing at every turn of the page. The book has given me inspiration to write my own book . Well done Stephen Pennell.

Unbeaten still since it came out. Well done indeed.

Youíre welcome.

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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...Now available in paperback!
« Reply #175 on: October 19, 2020, 12:05:49 AM »
Percy is the paperback available on Amazon ? I can only see kindle version.

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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...Now available in paperback!
« Reply #176 on: October 19, 2020, 06:31:20 AM »
Percy is the paperback available on Amazon ? I can only see kindle version.

Are you on Facebook or Twitter Franky? If so find me on there  and Iíll sort you out. The book has its own page on fb or search Stephen Pennell, or @StephenPennell2 on twitter, or PM me your address on here and Iíll send you one.

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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...Now available in paperback!
« Reply #177 on: October 19, 2020, 10:27:22 AM »
Percy is the paperback available on Amazon ? I can only see kindle version.

Are you on Facebook or Twitter Franky? If so find me on there  and Iíll sort you out. The book has its own page on fb or search Stephen Pennell, or @StephenPennell2 on twitter, or PM me your address on here and Iíll send you one.

Percy I don't do any social media gubbins ! Sent you a PM

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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...Now available in paperback!
« Reply #178 on: October 19, 2020, 05:55:04 PM »
Percy is the paperback available on Amazon ? I can only see kindle version.

Are you on Facebook or Twitter Franky? If so find me on there  and Iíll sort you out. The book has its own page on fb or search Stephen Pennell, or @StephenPennell2 on twitter, or PM me your address on here and Iíll send you one.

Percy I don't do any social media gubbins ! Sent you a PM

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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...Now available in paperback!
« Reply #179 on: October 19, 2020, 06:18:32 PM »
Percy is the paperback available on Amazon ? I can only see kindle version.

Are you on Facebook or Twitter Franky? If so find me on there  and Iíll sort you out. The book has its own page on fb or search Stephen Pennell, or @StephenPennell2 on twitter, or PM me your address on here and Iíll send you one.

Percy I don't do any social media gubbins ! Sent you a PM

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Nice one , all done.

 


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