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Jim Wills

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Jim Wills, author of A Hard Gemlike Flame, the fourth of the Kavanagh stories, and the three other chronologically arranged titles in the Kavanagh saga: A Few Men Faithful I, Philly MC II, and Shooter in a Plague YearIII, has had careers as varied as the novels he writes. He has been a motorcycle mechanic, academic, hard rock miner, book editor, commercial writer, baker and an author.
His lifelong interest in Irish history and literature, with all their triumphs and failures, forms the bedrock for these novels. Each one stands on its own, but they are more rewarding read as a continuous history of the Kavanagh family, in Ireland, in North America, from 1916 to 2020. His fascination with dialect, street vocabulary, and musical lyrics that

A Few Men Faithful Review

The Review is based in the UK, and I just received a very perceptive review of the first of my four Kavanagh novels, A Few Men Faithful. You'll find it here: http://thereviewgroup.blogspot.co.uk/... Please have a look and perhaps leave a comment.

All four are available as paperbacks on Amazon or as ebooks on Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/profile/vie... . Maybe JJ Toner might like to review Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2013 10:39
Average rating: 3.8 · 20 ratings · 8 reviews · 6 distinct works
A Few Men Faithful

4.11 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
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Tools Are Made, Born Are Ha...

2.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2010
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A Hard Gemlike Flame

4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Philly MC: A Kavanagh Story

3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2009 — 3 editions
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Shooter in a Plague Year

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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Second Coming

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" R.L., I'm quite certain my fourth novel, A Hard Gemlike Flame, is erotic if not erotica. You'll find details about it here: http://amzn.to/1fXVxST. If ...more "
"In 1939, having completed three successful espionage missions in England, Walter Simon was found guilty of illegal entry and sentenced to three months imprisonment. He was then deported and warned never to return. Unbelievably, MI5 returned all hi..." Read more of this blog post »
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I've sent you an email about the covers for my four novel series and my wood-fired baking book, all professionally done.
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The Smashwords coupon code for A Few Men Faithful is UP58N; good until August 14. I'll download Nothingness today. Thanks.

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I most certainly sympathize. While house-sitting in Spain, on the Costa Blanca, everything was fine for a while. The villa was replete with an Aga C
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CS also offers a digital online proof which you can approve without waiting for a paper copy. However, only do it this way if you are confiden
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