A Book Is Not Just For Christmas...

Christmas gets quieter every year. I don't mean visually, of course. For there are always too many signs, too early. I mean audibly. The way it creeps up on you, silent and stealthy. I find myself two weeks before the big day and I'm not only unprepared but also uncomfortable with how soon it is. I need a bit more time, please. Not just to get gifts ready for those I love but to actually sit down, take stock and look back on 2014. That's what Christmas is all about, right?

I jest, of course. At least partially.

The sneaking up on me of Christmas, however, has reminded me that I do have something to give. Or rather, something that you can give. Two books.

One is a collection of twelve short stories inspired by the act and art of travel.

The other is a collection of twelve short stories set in the greatest city in the world, London. 

Every story is different. There's mystery, love, sadness, death, beginnings, rage, grief and more love. I like to write about love.

My Christmas present to you all!

If you've not yet read either of these books, now's your chance. as I've lowered the price of both ebooks. London Eyes is now just £2.99 ($2.99/€2.99), and Shy Feet is now a crazy, crazy cheap 99p ($0.99/€0.99). They will stay this price until Christmas Eve. If you know someone who'd like to take advantage of this offer, please do share the following links with them.

London Eyes as an ebook - just $2.99

Shy Feet as an ebook - just $0.99

Give the gift of a story (or twelve!) this Christmas

If you have a book-loving friend or family-member, why not give the gift of a book to them. You can buy the paperback book on Amazon. The links you need for specific countries are below. If you're country's not listed, go to the US version of Amazon.


USA * UK * Canada * Netherlands * Australia * Germany * France * Spain * Italy * India * Mexico * Japan * Brazil


USA * UK * CanadaNetherlands * Australia * Germany * France * Spain * Italy * India * Mexico * Japan * Brazil

Signed Copies

I have a handful of each book that I can send out signed for presents too. The price of these is €15.00 including P&P, and will include a hug from Amsterdam. Just email me bird AT asthebirdfliesblog.com. 

Many thanks for all your support now and always. Wishing you the very, very best festive season.

Frances M. Thompson

Londoner turned wanderer, Frankie is an author, freelance writer and blogger. Currently based in Amsterdam, Frankie was nomadic for two years before starting a family with her Australian partner. Frankie is the author of three short story collections, and is a freelance writer for travel and creative brands. In 2017, she launched WriteNOW Cards, affirmation cards for writers that help build a productive and positive writing practice. When not writing contemporary fiction, Frankie shops for vintage clothes, dances to 70s disco music and chases her two young sons around Amsterdam.
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