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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...Now available in paperback!
« Reply #180 on: October 19, 2020, 10:29:56 PM »
Franky - check messages again.

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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...Now available in paperback!
« Reply #181 on: October 19, 2020, 11:32:03 PM »
Done

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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...Now available in paperback!
« Reply #182 on: October 20, 2020, 05:00:18 AM »
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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...Now available in paperback!
« Reply #186 on: October 21, 2020, 02:10:53 PM »
Fantastic review in The Indiependent:

https://www.indiependent.co.uk/book-review-gangsters-geezers-mods-stephen-pennell/?fbclid=IwAR0E-pZkTFKXgIGzk6fEsUt__63bX-F3yBkUTJi8jvd7bvXxEm2KOP_zTfI
Great review that. You must be chuffed mate.

I am indeed mate.
My copy came through the letter box this morning....Cheers
Hope i enjoy!!
I ordered via Twitter....

Glad to hear it arrived safe mate, thanks for your support. Itís doing really well purely on word-of-mouth recommendations so feel free to review and/or tell your friends about it. (Unless you think itís shit).

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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...Now available in paperback!
« Reply #187 on: October 27, 2020, 03:00:35 PM »
Review on Facebook:

ďIím pretty well read and I donít recommend it lightly. Itís a Catcher In The Rye, To Kill A Mockingbird for me, even though he loves WellerĒ.

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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...Now available in paperback!
« Reply #188 on: October 27, 2020, 07:31:59 PM »
The venerable Professor Carl Chinn commenting on  Daveís review:

ďCongratulations, Steve. A cracking review of what will become a must-read working-class novel of Birmingham's most difficult 20th-century decades. Written with insight, understanding and grit, it deserves a wide audience.Ē

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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...Now available in paperback!
« Reply #189 on: November 02, 2020, 12:11:01 PM »
From Goodreads:

Dave Scrivens rated a book ďIt was amazingĒ
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Gangsters, Geezers and Mods by Stephen Pennell
Gangsters, Geezers and Mods
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ďI recently read, Gangsters, Geezers and Mods by Stephen Pennell. I did it in one sitting as I couldnít put it down. The introduction alone (the longest sentence in a book) made me brim with pride to be a Brummie. By chapter two, Iíd welled up and laughed out loud which became a theme throughout. The factual parts become so mixed with the imagination of Pennellís genius I found it hard to distinguish between the lines. Growing up in B6 (Witton not Aston, a big deal if you grew up there 🤣) I related to so much of this book that, for me, itís a Catcher in the Rye or To Kill a Mockingbird, maybe even Kes. A really gritty, down to earth drama that touched my very soul. If youíre not a great reader of books then this one is the one to truly test you. Itís fun, itís emotional and it truly hits the mark to the working class of the Birmingham that I relate to and have always loved. Kudos, Pennell. You broke my heart and fixed it again several times during this book. Also has a twist that you think you see coming but donít. Canít praise it enough.

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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...Now available in paperback!
« Reply #190 on: November 03, 2020, 08:09:42 AM »
That's a great review Percy.  8)

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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...Now available in paperback!
« Reply #191 on: November 03, 2020, 10:45:51 AM »
That's a great review Percy.  8)

Fantastic. Still waiting for Lee Bís and Dorset Villlainís 😉

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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...Now available in paperback!
« Reply #194 on: November 03, 2020, 05:40:53 PM »
Done a podcast so you can hear how posh I am in real life.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2813845732186048&id=100006819459466&notif_t=feedback_reaction_generic_tagged&notif_id=1604414181461079&ref=m_notif

Hey! I leant you that Twang CD!

Haha! The bloke who did has to now a) listen to this podcast, and b) remember lending me the album, for me to upset him. Iím quite relaxed about it.

 


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