Karl Wiggins

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Karl Wiggins – Author, humourist, raconteur and (unfortunately) master of dysphemism

I'm an author with seven books on Amazon Kindle, and I'll state right from the start that I have a particular aversion to fellow authors who befriend you and then immediately message you saying, "You might like my book ..... check it out."

I don't do that. If people wish to know more about my books the information is here to read, but I won't invade your personal space (not to mention precious time) with pleas to check out my own books

My goal, my life’s ambition if you like, is to give direction to comedy, purpose to satire. And this is probably why I write the way I do, in order to use self-deprecating, piss-taking humour to bring to the fore situations tha
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The Writer

Between the innocence of infancy and the recklessness of humanity lies a wild-eyed unsung hero known as a writer. I detest the word author, it sounds far too pretentious. I’m a scribbler. Thanks to the plethora of recent self-published books, there are many misconceptions about the writer’s role and what he is really like.

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Shit my History Teacher DID NOT tell me! (Humor)
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Description: So what is the book about? History. “Errgghhh boring boring bollocks boring, I had enough of that crap when I was at school. History’s more boring than watching the Queen going down the Thames in a boat and people standing beside the Thames ..... and watching that for hours on end with your parents and the in-laws and no one to get pissed with. History just went on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on ….. and on and on. Nothing different ever happened.” Well that’s where you’re wrong, because I’m going to bring it alive. I’ve looked under every rock, in every nook and cranny …. What’s a cranny by the way? Never mind, I’ve searched everywhere and dug up some really interesting little tidbits. Stuff not a lot of people know. So stay with me on this one. I’ve chosen to look at past events from the birth of the planet to the birth of Christ. That’s enough for one book, isn’t it? Well, not really, because I’ve gone off track a little bit from time to time, but I do tend to do that so don’t worry about it. If you’ve got a teenager who’s studying the history of this period, download a copy for them now because it’s all laid out nice and clear. But let me warn you, I have in the past been accused of having an inappropriate sense of humour, so if you want a little bit of a chuckle watching me take the mickey out of everyone I meet down the years, then this is the book for you - and if your offspring is in their early teens then it probably isn’t the book for them. I do tend to stray into the modern day from time to time to bring things into focus, but I promise you this book will surprise you, inform you, keep you interested and put a smile on your face from time to time. If you’re a history buff this book should be as irresistible as a kebab to a pisshead.
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Karl Wiggins Sallyann wrote: "When you popped up on my Goodread friend request I wondered who could this be?
Is it for my Poetry, my Prose and Blogs that he's found me?

So before I answered yes this time I checked out who you ..."



Sallyann, my apologies, I've only just come across this. I hope you enjoyed the books, although my personal advice would be to give the Bournemouth one a miss and try 'Searching for your Tribe: Wrong Planet People.'

I am, also, a great believer in Synchronicity. Paulo Coelho, the author who wrote that great book ‘The Alchemist’ said, “Important encounters are planned by the souls long before the bodies see each other.”


Sallyann Phillips When you popped up on my Goodread friend request I wondered who could this be?
Is it for my Poetry, my Prose and Blogs that he's found me?

So before I answered yes this time I checked out who you were
and with so many books in tow thought Ok not ooh er

So I've started on my reading list with Grit a Taxi drivers Life
and plan to read You really are full of shit and tempting as it might

I want to read the Bournemouth one it resonates with me
just as your use of language does , so clever and so free

I'll put you on my Christmas List to good a chance to miss
to read about reality with no punches pulled, no arses kissed

I do believe in syncronicity your message was well timed
It's good to see how your writing's so similar to mine.


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MERRY CHRISTMAS & Happy New Year to you and your family!
Let your cherished dreams come true in 2019 :-)
Sahara Sanders


Debbie "DJ" Hey Karl, Thanks for the friendvite!


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


☆~Stephanie ~☆ Thanks for the friend invite!


Thomas Hey Karl,
Thanks for becoming a friend fellow GR author! :)

Cheers to your success!


Marata Eros Hi Karl and thanks for your friendship :)


Sandra Hi Karl,
Thanks for the friend-invite!


Shannie's ⭐️Lookin' 4 My Next BBF⭐️ Thanks for the invite, Karl! Look forward to chatting books with ya. =D


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Sue Thank you for adding me


Diana's Thanks for the friend~vite..
Glad you like my cheeky pic ;D
Look forward to chatting books!!!


message 2: by Tom

Tom Blubaugh Hi Karl,

Thanks for joining my circle of friends.

Blessings,

Tom


Lilian Hello Karl.
An interesting chapter and a good laugh. If London was not founded by the Romans, then that's good news. I know, History can be very boring but some people say it's their favourite subject. I suppose it depends on the teacher or prof: if students like or dislike a subject. What do you say?
Hearty cheers!
Lilian J.


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