Hello Good People
I was looking on the Internet yesterday to see if there were any reviews yet (too early, I think) on ‘GEORGE’. I ended up on an Amazon site which advertised that ‘GEORGE’ was on Kindle (the e-books route). This is how you get to the site:
On to Internet Explorer –
Type in the following: ‘GEORGE’ by William P Thomson –
Up comes a listing –
Click on 2 or 3rd down (can’t remember which one!) –
Up comes the Amazon/Kindle page –
You’ll see an illustration of the book cover – with George in all his glory –
It’s not a review but a PREVIEW, by way of re-producing the opening gambit of the first story – ‘ARRIVAL’ – and features Title & Presentation pages of the book, then – introduces Mister Kapis, Mister Woo and his mysterious pet shop Maria, mention of their pet cat – Willoughby Wobbly Guts – who has disgraced himself by eating another one of the pets – Mister Podge (a hamster) – thereafter doing a runner, ne’er to be seen again. It ends with maria taking George for their first walk together in Holland Park (which itself turns out to be fraught, not to mention revealing an unexpected aspect of George).
At the close of the page, it states how/where to buy a copy of the book, or get it on to your Kindle if you have one. Obviously, those of you who will be getting a copy from me (via the publisher) won’t have to bother with that.
I have other stuff on kindle (assuming it’s still on!). This ‘GEORGE’ preview isn’t a bad idea, and I think the kids will like to read or have it read to them. And that’s before the real fun and games begin!!
I and Thomas (amongst others in AUSTIN MACAULEY) are now beginning the prolonged sales effort on behalf of ‘GEORGE’. Hey-ho, it’s a dog’s life for some!