Tony

Tony

71 years old
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  • Are you a ...?
    Self-published author
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    Historical fiction
    If you write in more than one area, what is your next most favoured genre?
    General Fiction
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Sophisticated
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    Child, McNab, Tolkein & anybody remember Denis Wheatley? He wrote great historical adventures as well as the more sensational black magic stuff. He was probably Enid Blighton for grown-ups, but I loved the Famous Five when I was a kid, too!
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    Lord of the Rings; My Son, My Son; On the Beach; Day of the Jackal; Fourth Protocol; any Lee Child; any Andy McNab and Wheatley's Roger Brook (Napoleonic wars) and Gregory Sallust (World War II) stories; Dillon's Rising.
    What are your working habits when you write?
    Procastinatory
    Are you the edit-every-sentence-ten-times type, or do you prefer to let rip?
    Some self-editing
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    Have my third sequal published
    Your worst habit?
    Writing long sentences that have to be edited into two or three
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    It is a tough game, but everyone does their best
    Where do you write?
    In my head (and then in my study)
    What else do you want Word Clouders to know? eg: do you have 9 cats / like paragliding / eat nothing but tinned fish / work in the bath / live in Kettering?
    Brought up in Ulster, married Anita and moved to Woking. Brought up 3 great children who have so far given us 8 grandchildren. Revising two novels, Starlings in the Corn, and Course of Love; published one, Dillon's Rising. Write short stories and article

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    Tony
    "Tony" commented on Dolly's Blog "Unknown, Alternative Historical Facts".
    I read this all the way through waiting for the brilliant punchline at the end. Oh well...
    1 month ago
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    Tony
    Tony commented on David's picture.
    I thought that was the Seine. Me, too, David. I got to see all around the Sorbonne.
    2 months ago
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    Tony
    "Tony" commented on Skylark's Blog "That telly thing".
    More congratulations, Skylark. You came over so well on the show. May there be many more!
    2 months ago
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    Tony
    "Tony" commented on Skylark's Blog "That telly thing".
    If you want to know more before next Tuesday, ask Davina McCall! Great stuff, Skylark. Can't wait to see it, though I'll have to record it as I'm out at 8:00.
    2 months ago
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    J.net
    "J.net" commented on Tony's Blog "What's in a name?".
    Talking of the name Death prompted me to remember a centre I went to while I was out of work a fair few years ago. The centre ran free courses to help a return to work, but it was sometimes exploited by those not interested in working, but wanted a ...
    3 months ago
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    Scheherazade
    "Scheherazade" commented on Tony's Blog "What's in a name?".
    I used to know a Mr Hogsflesh - who insisted Hyacinth Bucket style is was pronounced Ho Flay (not that I blame him
    3 months ago
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    Daedalus
    "Daedalus" commented on Tony's Blog "What's in a name?".
    I must admit I never understood why anyone with the surname Death wouldn't revel in it. Especially when they've gone to the trouble of qualifying as a doctor. But then I am a bit strange
    3 months ago
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    RichardB
    "RichardB" commented on Tony's Blog "What's in a name?".
    J: like WinTERbottOOM , or Day-arth.
    3 months ago
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    Leon
    "Leon" commented on Tony's Blog "What's in a name?".
    I work in a town called Greenford and one customer who provided his ID was funnily enough named Greenford. Also, something that was pretty weird and name related, a customer came in with the exact same name as me; Leon Reader. Which i personally i ...
    3 months ago
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    Tony
    "Tony" commented on Tony's Blog "What's in a name?".
    I wonder if Mercedes, Audi and Aston were related to my friends John and Maggie Carr. Some wonderful names that people have been blessed/lumbered with.
    3 months ago
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    J.net
    "J.net" commented on Tony's Blog "What's in a name?".
    My husband and I did a double-take in a pub/restaurant when a mother started calling her kids to order: Mercedes, Audi, and Aston. We weren't the only ones struggling to contain ourselves. Also, in my previous job, I had to liaise with a Miss ...
    3 months ago
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    RichardB
    "RichardB" commented on Tony's Blog "What's in a name?".
    MrsB, who when we first met was working for the Blood Transfusion Service as a donor attendant, told mee that at one session they had a blood donor called Mrs Fanny Dangle.
    3 months ago
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    Caducean Whisks
    "Caducean Whisks" commented on Tony's Blog "What's in a name?".
    We had an American contingent visiting the office, and I needed to find a certain individual. Didn't know what he looked like, so was obliged to wander round the open-plan room asking random men, 'Are you Randy?'
    3 months ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on Tony's Blog "What's in a name?".
    A friend as school was called u o nit nat snock. Children are very cruel.
    3 months ago
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    Tony
    "Tony" commented on Tony's Blog "What's in a name?".
    Suddenly 'Lyttle' doesn't seem too bad.
    3 months ago

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  • Squidge
    by Squidge 3 months ago
    Tony, I read that £150 as £150 to start with - the no increase after means you still have to pay £150 a year, not that you never have to pay anything else to be a member thereafter.
  • SecretSpi
    by SecretSpi 10 months ago
    I think you have won already with your pome!
  • Jenni Belsay
    by Jenni Belsay 1 year ago
    Congrats to your granddaughter (and you, Tony). A brilliant achievement!
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    by / 1 year ago
    Her-indoors has finished DR. ... 'very well written and easy to follow. Great story.' Then she asked, 'what else has he written?' That should tell you all you need to know. Amazon review this weekend from her.
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    by / 2 years ago
    Her-indoors deeply engrossed in Dillon's Rising. I'm getting my own tea. ... as well as other things.... When asked about it, she replies with odd noises and a 'do not disturb' look.
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    by / 2 years ago
    Working away this week.

    I am reliably informed that a book has arrived in Mudflat for me and that I am second in the Q for reading it.

    Cheers,

    Reviews will follow
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    by / 2 years ago
    I did, mate. I am home for the weekend and shall be transacting then. Looking forward to it as I'm working away and need a distraction.
  • FredaPeople
    by FredaPeople 2 years ago
    Congratulations. Good luck with it all and I'll certainly buy it !
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    by / 2 years ago
    Got any left? How do i get a paperback of hard copy?
  • FredaPeople
    by FredaPeople 2 years ago
    Good luck tomorrow, and I cannot see me getting down to Woking by that time in the morning but I do look forward to reading Dhillon's Rising.