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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    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 ...
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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
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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
    4 days ago
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    RichardB
    "RichardB" commented on Tony's Blog "What's in a name?".
    J: like WinTERbottOOM , or Day-arth.
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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.
    4 days 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?'
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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.
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    Tony
    "Tony" commented on Tony's Blog "What's in a name?".
    Suddenly 'Lyttle' doesn't seem too bad.
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    Athelstone
    "Athelstone" commented on Tony's Blog "What's in a name?".
    I worked in an office where one of my colleagues had great trouble asking Mr. Iwankew to come through for an appointment. Re-watching Twin Peaks recently, I was struck by the name Bambi Sickafoose in the credits: apprentice film editor.
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    Juyjan
    "Juyjan" commented on Tony's Blog "What's in a name?".
    You come across a few interesting names working in a hospital. We’ve had a gentleman with the unfortunate name of Ronald Macdonald, a girl called Polly Ester Cotton, and my personal favourite, a baby with the name Misty Bridge. A friend also ...
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    Debi
    "Debi" commented on Tony's Blog "What's in a name?".
    True story. I knew someone who had an uncle called Titus Arsell. It was so good, I had to use it in my first novel.
    5 days ago
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    John Alty
    "John Alty" commented on Tony's Blog "What's in a name?".
    We have a customer called Mr Room and he's from Bath.
    5 days ago

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  • Squidge
    by Squidge 12 days 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 8 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 / 1 year 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.