Hello friends! So I was recently clearing out a few cupboards I'd forgotten about* since a baby landed in my life and I found some paperback copies of London Eyes and Shy Feet. If you'd like to receive one or give one as a Christmas gift, I'd love to sign it with a personal message and send it on its way to you. Heck, I may even gift wrap it for you as I also stumbled over a load of wrapping paper I forgot I had.
The price for the book including postage & packaging (and a postcard from Amsterdam!) is €15.00 and this is for shipping to US, Canada, Australia and Europe. (If you live outside of these areas, get in touch as the price may still be the same!)
Just drop me an email - bird AT asthebirdfliesblog DOT com - with your address and I'll send a copy your way in time for Christmas. Please note there is VERY limited availability and it will be first come, first served so please get in touch as soon as you can so you don't miss out. I will ship all orders before 10th December 2015.
Here's some more information about each collection of stories and if you want to read some reviews here are some on Amazon for Shy Feet and for London Eyes. Don't forget the books are also available to order on Amazon as ebooks and in paperback (for a much cheaper price, but sadly no doodles by me.)
Shy Feet: Short Stories Inspired by Travel
My first collection of short stories, Shy Feet was written as I travelled through a number of the featured destinations including Thailand, Australia, London, the south of France and Barcelona. Each story is touched by travel in some shape or form, though their other themes are richly varied. There's the love story of two rebellious romantics in The Runaways, find out what happens to The Lost Children of Gatwick Airport and read what one woman learns from a one night stand with a hotel bellboy in Homes from Home. Get caught up in the "will they, won't they" romance of Thomas and Carly in The Flowers Sleep Tonight and find out what the Australian Outback has in store for a couple on the brink of divorce in The Road is Long. And it would be wrong not to mention the title story, Shy Feet, which is separated into two parts and sees an ex-pat business woman make an unlikely friendship with an illegal worker who barely speaks English.
(And if you've already read the stories in Shy Feet, you may like to read more about what influenced each one.)
London Eyes: Short Stories
Set in and inspired by the unique city of London, these twelve stories take you on a journey across London from north to south, east to west and even down into the Underground. In The Wizard of Elephant & Castle you'll find out about a secret bar that makes magic cocktails to help its patrons fall in love, in Keep the Change you'll meet London's most flirtatious cabby and in A to Zed you join two teenagers who are on the tail of one of Shepherd's Bush' most notorious gangsters. Night Bus touches on the weird encounters one can have on the number 94 night bus, The Ghosts of the Underground lets you explore what happens on the Tube's disused tunnels and Routines ponders how much Londoners' lives impact on each other, even if they don't realise it.
Make sure you click on all the above links to read free extracts from these stories and get in touch if you have any questions!
Look forward to posting books out to you very soon!
* Alright, I actually mean stuffed things in and subsequently ignored for four months.
Frances M. Thompson
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