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P.J. Young

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in Portsmouth, UK, The United Kingdom




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I was born thirty four years ago in sleepy Portsmouth* in the UK and learnt to read in 1982 when the best books around were ‘Holiday at the Dew Drop Inn’, ‘Malory Towers’ and ‘I Capture the Castle’. After getting over my initial awe of the concept of puns, sitting in the kitchen sink and the contents of boarding school tuck boxes in the 1940s, I started writing my own books, which usually focused on the adventures of dogs or people with umbrellas.

At thirteen, I suffered a crisis of confidence: my fringe was too thick, I wore white-rimmed glasses, no one fancied me and – the worst - I had no idea whether I was a ‘grunger’ or a ‘raver’.

In the last twelve years, I have had a few more career changes than is possibly healthy but they have always

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Danielle Looking forward to reading your book :)

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P.J. Young Great - thanks Caitlin; I really can't wait to hear what you think! xx

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Caitlin Thanks. : )

Can't wait to read your book!

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Pang Hi P.J.!! :D Thanks for the adding. Looking forward to read your book. =)

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Megan Conway I would love to read your book, but I'm not a book reviewer. I just read for fun. And I honestly don't have the time or patience to review books. Thank you for the offer, though.

Camille Cheng thanks for the add!and I'm looking forward to reading your book :D

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P.J. Young No problem - look forward to hearing from you! x

Alexander Stuart Cross I will check out the book :D thanks for the request xD

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P.J. Young No problem :) - thanks for friending back! x

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Sarah Hi P.J., thank you for the friend request! (=

Ashley Thanks for the add, PJ! :)

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P.J. Young Hi Alex

No problem - let me know when your circumstances change and I'll be happy to send you one :)


message 1: by Alex (last edited Oct 20, 2012 03:26PM)

Alex Sharrock Hi PJ :)

Thank you for the friend request :)

With regards to the E book, I don't have an E-reader :/ I will be getting on in the next few months. I will be more than willing to take a copy if the offer is still open then :)

Thanks again,

Alex xx

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