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Re: Writing by Loretto on 4 October 2012 3:37pm
I'll have to get back to you on that. Am doing the laundry and the spin cycle is on.

I am going to burn in Hell for that, ah well. I will just pack summer clothes for that trip.
Re: Writing by johnnyBgood! on 4 October 2012 8:46pm
Re: Writing by Loretto on 10 October 2012 12:53pm
Ok folks, it isn't War and Peace, it isn't Wuthering Heights, but here's the book I wrote:

Mona The Body in the Bog
Re: Writing by johnnyBgood! on 14 October 2012 5:39pm
I was about to wish you luck with it but the link says " Out of print- Limited availability ".

Well done Missus. If you still have my addy, you can send me a signed freebie. ;)
Re: Writing by Loretto on 15 October 2012 12:13am
@John thanks for the goodluck wishes John . I have lost your address since mailing you that one and only Christmas card from myself, Kevin and Sean three years ago. The book is having a cover over haul, and interior check. I want it to be edit perfect! So if still interested check back on Amazon in two weeks. Or I will repost the link here. Thanks again though.
Re: Writing by johnnyBgood! on 15 October 2012 2:41am
I suppose I'll have to buy a copy then. :)
I told Meg the outline of your book and it ticks all the boxes she likes. So, that's her Christmas sorted. ;)
Re: Writing by Loretto on 15 October 2012 11:57am
Thanks John. A friend who read it said that she had dreams for two nights about the characters. She really liked it.
Re: Writing by Loretto on 18 October 2012 12:48pm
Here is the link for the book. Thanks guys.

Re: Writing by Lounge Trekker on 18 October 2012 11:19pm
It worked! Your saturation marketing helped me pull the trigger. No...I thought I'd treat myself to some deep thinking, with some elegant Celtic prose.

When Amazon said I had a password it all came back to me...apparently, Amazon doesn't ship to me. One strike and they're out. Two swings...doh! and I'm a foolishly gullible consumer. I'll try again...

Whew, the book is on it's way to me.
Re: Writing by Loretto on 19 October 2012 5:11pm
Pete! Thank you so much. I am revising a second book now, that I wrote about seven years ago. I was infatuated at the time with two historical political activists of the 1800's in Ireland, One was William Smith O'Brien, he owned Dromoland Castle in County Clare. He was a protestant landlord, well educated, in England of course, but he was one of a few unique indiviuals who sypmathised with their Irish tenants. The second activist I was inspired to model the protagoniost after was Thomas Francis Meagher from County Waterford. I also based the story on the last Earl of Clanricarde, who built a beautiful Jacobean castle in the town where I grew up. The last earl was a complete miser, pressing his tenants for rent money they didn't have. The castle burned to the ground in 1826, "accidentally."

I thought that it didn't have to be this way. The Irish appreciate fine architecture as much as anyone else. The last Earl of Clanrickarde was so hated and despised it wouldn't shock me if the tenants headed to the castle with lit torches and took matters into their own hands one night in 1826. So I rewrote that part of history and created Robert Mountbellew in The Foundling. Coming soon to an Amazon near you.......mid December I'm thinking.

Charles Stewart Parnell and the great speech by Daniel O'Connel on the hill of Tara are in it too. O'Connell was the first Irish Catholic to be elected to English Parliament. He was a great speaker and whenever I heard the voice of the older RTE news reader Maurice O'Doherty I imagined that is what O'Connell must have sounded like.

Here he is:

I am such a freakin' geek!

Anyway, enough babbling on......THANK YOU Pete!!!

Could be worse I suppose.
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