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Oliver Tooley

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Some people know what they want to do from an early age, and they do it.
Others take a little longer but eventually settle down to something and get on with it.
Not me; oh no. I wanted to be a vet from about the age of 8 until I was 17 when I suddenly realised that getting up at five in the morning to shove my hand up a cow's bottom was the LAST thing I wanted to do.
So I walked out in the middle of my A levels and never went back. (You could do that in the olden days, when bread was white wi' no bits in it, and we still thought bacon was good for you.)

I signed on and looked for work and did rubbish jobs for rubbish money. I even worked in a bookshop once, but was sacked after getting bored and reading a children's book in the lift.
I did a
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This week 6th - 13th of May I have set the price of Children of the Wise oak to 99p/99c on Amazon
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"Children of the Wise Oak

I enjoyed this book so much that I read it in one sitting. While I know this is fictional based on history past, it is easy to become immersed in lives and ways that might or could have been. Only one thing perturbed me, as a " Read more of this review »
Children of the Wise Oak by Oliver Tooley
"This was a good read, but it had the potential to be so much more. The characters were interesting, the idea behind the plot was solid, and it's based in a period of history that fascinates me. Unfortunately, something was lacking... It was missing t" Read more of this review »
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I gave it three stars. OK, maybe I am biased because I wrote it. LOL
This is a short and frankly very silly book with a lot of swearing.
It is needlessly and scurrilously insulting to drummers, singers, guitarists, and medieval re-enactors. The only
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Wonder Girl Carmela & Tinker the Stinker by Lucy Chillery-Watson
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The illustrations are absolutely wonderful in this delightful rhyming story about real-life hero Carmela and her adventures with her therapy dog Tinker. Tinker's bottom puffs them to all sorts of magical places. Children and parents alike will be enc ...more
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Go, Tony Go! by Sarah Kingdon-Ward
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Lovely picture book with a positive message. A narrative non-fiction about real-life Tony Hudgell whose fundraising exploits gained national news attention almost rivalling his hero Captain, Sir Tom Moore. Tony even won a Pride of Britain award as he ...more
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I'd heard of the epic of Gilgamesh as containing a flood myth that predates the Noachian flood. I finally got around to reading about it in detail, as opposed to surfing Wikipedia, and I am pleased I did.
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Go, Tony Go! by Sarah Kingdon-Ward
"A beautiful picture book for pre-school children telling the story of a very special little boy. Tony Hudgell lost his legs as a very young child. This year at the age of five he completed a 10 k walk in his new prosthetic legs raising money for the " Read more of this review »
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