Friday, October 26, 2012

Where To Find My Books

Both of these books are written solely for the purpose of raising money and awareness for Pancreatic Cancer UK.

My second book - Living In The Real Cyprus - is now available for purchase in paperback or e-book versions. The paperback can be bought only directly from me. It is available at all my talks and presentations - see

or click HERE

The e-book is also available from all the e-book suppliers listed below for my first book.

My first book - Vic's Big Walk from SW France to NW England - can also be found in paperback or e-book versions. The e-book version is available from Amazon Kindle, iPad, Sony, Kobo, Barnes&Noble Nook, Baker &Taylor, eBookPie, Copia and Gardner's Books. The paperback can be bought directly from me either at one of my Vic Talks The Walk presentations, or email me at:

or click HERE

All proceeds from both books go direct to pancreatic cancer research.

Two of my short stories - one pure fiction and the other semi-autobiographical are contained in the Kindle e-book "A Splendid Salmagundi" which can of course be found at any of the Amazons. This book also contains an eclectic mix of stories and poetry. I am sure there is something here for every taste.

Click Here To Go To Vic's Main Blog

Thursday, July 5, 2012


I have decided to merge this blog with my main blog "Vic's Big Walk", which now becomes "Vic's Big Walk and Other Books".

Clicking here will take you straight to "Vic's Big Walk and Other Books".

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Olympic Torch Relay - We Should Be Told

I had this very droll email last night from a friend who has read "Vic's Big Walk" on his Kindle and has now ordered the print version (not yet on Amazon but can be acquired direct from the publisher):

"Yes I managed to download the e version when we got home, and what a pleasant read it was. It was just as if you were telling the story to us in a Polis cafe, that is a straightforward style without the usual Francophile rubbish about cuisine etc.

Seems like you had some tough days out there, so, bloody good effort!

The book has left a lasting impression on me; I keep seeing "Costas Cafes" everywhere we go that I swear wern't there before.

And another thing, this Olympic torch business is scheduled to take exactly 70 days; coincidence? I don't think so. We should be told"

And that bit about getting my book direct from the publisher. This is where you will find it:

or just click right here to go straight to the page.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Cycle Round The Author Ring Road

So what is this "Author and Blogger Ring" wotsit which has appeared just underneath my bragging rights at the top of the blog?

It means this blog is part of the author and blogger ring for the Goodreads Amazon Kindle Forum, a very friendly and active group to which I belong.

If you click "Next" it will take you to the blog of another author on the ring. Click "Next" again and another wonder will appear. And so on and so forth, until you arrived where you started. A bit like trying to find your way out of some cities and towns I know. If you click "List" you see the full list of blogs.

This is a new thing and new authors are being added day by day, so if you try again tomorrow there will likely be more than today.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Egg On Face

Dozy devil! I sit here waiting for my paperback to appear on Amazon (I believe it can take weeks anyway) then realise I have not carried out the vital step of approving the proof copies I had from Lulu.

I have done that now, so, like Cyrano above, I hope I no longer have egg on my face.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

At Last The Paperback

That heading reminds me of a book I once read - "Too Late The Phalarope" - by Alan Paton, who also wrote "Cry The Beloved Country".

Today I received the corrected copies of the paperback edition of my book. They are pictured above. I have approved them and soon they will be available for purchase from Amazon. As with the e-version, all proceeds will go to pancreatic cancer research.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Vic's Big Book - The Paperback

Arrived home in France today after 7 days dashing round UK, to find the first two copies of the paperback version of "Vic's Big Walk" waiting for me. It was only last Sunday that Peter, my designer friend (the author of "In The Well") and I spent all day putting it together!

The books look excellent and very professional. A change to the cover is required because of a slight error we made on a very tiring day, but I believe that can be easily done. The book should be available for purchase on Amazon and elsewhere by the end of the month.

I used Lulu for this service and I have to say I am very impressed with the results.

I have just read through the book to make sure the layout is OK - it is - and I have to immodestly say that, even 18 months after I finished writing it, I am still very pleased with the book itself.

I am pretty sure that the next 3 books, which I hope to publish during 2012 and 2013, will be published simultaneously on Kindle and in paperback via Lulu.