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Post by Hughie » Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:00 pm

More chapters have been added at : http://www.threetowners.com/Book/prologue.htm

Final chapters next week

Enjoy!

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Post by Hughie » Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:12 am

hewmac wrote:More chapters have been added at : http://www.threetowners.com/Book/prologue.htm

Final chapters next week

Enjoy!
That's it folks, the last three chapters are now published. I'd like to thank John for giving me the chance to publish it. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Post by mckay47 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:40 pm

Great book!! transported me back home quite a few times. I really enjoyed it. :)
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Post by John Donnelly » Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:29 pm

Catherine,

I've been meaning to reply for weeks. Christmas, a bit of computer problems, being busy with book 2, (all about the son John and his adventures), and sheer laziness have kept me back.

I liked that bit about living back to back with a famous author. I wish !!!

Here in Holland they make fun of folk by saying that they are world famous in whichever wee place they come from. That's me.

Still, I'm plugging away. I've sent it off to another publisher, - so you never know. You'll be one of the first to get a signed copy if it ever happens.

Hope your Christmas was as good as mine, and hope 2008 brings you everything nice you could wish for.

All the best,

John D.

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Post by Catherine Belle » Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:07 am

John son, ye're a wee smasher!! :D
I just know your book is going to do well. It's got what it takes...the religion aspect is dead on! I was enthralled by those parts...Chapters 10 and eleven hit me personally...you nailed the sectarian atmosphere to a tee!!
Apart from that, the story itself was a cracker...I'm so glad there's more to come in book two! :D

Onward and upward, son!!

Catherine :D
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Post by Rowanside » Wed Jan 09, 2008 6:08 pm

John,I have just hit this thread,and i am looking forward to reading your novel.Havent read it yet but you sound like the modern day Patrick O,Conner (The Marmalade Saloon","Behind the Bass Rocks").Shall read with interest.

Have a lovely year.

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Post by Rowanside » Sun Feb 10, 2008 2:56 am

Hi,John,Have read about 20 chapters so far,good stuff.As a local man i do recognise the the changes of place names etc,not them all of course.My initial impression was "Angelas Ashes,then O,Conner.I say that as a compliment,not a criticism.The further i read, your own style came to the fore.I look forward to reading the rest.Have you published yet ?

Keep it up,

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Post by John Donnelly » Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:28 pm

Alan,

thanks for the kind words. I had never heard of Patrick O'Conner till I started getting reactions to the Aul'-man. Having since read his books, I really appreciate the compliment.

Not published yet. Trying hard, but it's very difficult.

John D.

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Post by Catherine Belle » Mon Feb 11, 2008 3:00 am

John Donnelly wrote:
.....Not published yet. Trying hard, but it's very difficult.
It's a marvelous story, John. Someone will pick it up for publishing soon...you'll see. :wink:
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Post by salgeouk » Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:08 am

Hi All, Just finished reading the Aul Man. Really good piece of Literacy. I couldn't put it down. Loved it. Well done and I hope you manage to get it printed. Great work. Sally O xx

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Post by arrangazer » Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:51 am

just started reading The Aul' Man it is so very good,easily read, good luck . Did you realize that the London bookfair is on this week in London bringing a great many of Authors works together.

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Post by salgeouk » Sat May 31, 2008 11:48 pm

Hi John, How is the book two going? Just wanted to make sure you're still going to do it. Looking forward to it. Sally O xx

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