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The Purple-Bellied Parrot: An account of His life, times, adventures and misadventures, introducing sundry Characters, both Nefarious and Uproarious

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Discover ... The power of the ‘HhhuuuUUTTT!’
Ever feel you are living the wrong life?
Ever feel another life, your should-be life, is out there waiting for you, if only you had the courage to …
Do you like tinned pineapple chunks?
Have you answered yes to any of those questions?
Then follow the Purple-Bellied Parrot on a rip-roaring, globe-spanning adventure packed with unforgettable characters.
His quest to live his should-be life.
It Begins: In the sterile apartment of a city executive with unruly nasal hair where the Purple-Bellied Parrot cannot even do the very thing he was born to do.
It Ends: On the shores of a distant land after an epic journey which tests his courage, his ingenuity and the bonds of friendship — to the limit.
The Purple-Bellied Parrot is a spell-binding, life-affirming tale, with the power to evoke laughter and tears from readers 10-100 years old.
(Parental Note: contains occasional mild imprecations.)

360 pages, Kindle Edition

Published December 11, 2018

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November 11, 2019
Oh my, this broke my heart a little.

It’s the story of the Purple Bellied Parrot. His sad life life in cages where he can only just spread his wings, let alone fly.

Even the Spuggies (house sparrows) laugh at him, but he wants more, he wants his best life and so the adventure begins.

I love the humour in this, it will make you laugh out loud at times, but then there is sadness too, that will cause tears…..his poor little foot for a start!

Will the little parrot reach Brazeel? Will he have friends to talk to? Will he learn how to sing?

Beautifully written and full of emotion too. It really will appeal to all ages young and old…..plenty of poopy moments too. The handy notes at the back of the book explain the birds, language and slang.

Brilliant, funny, moving and thought provoking, one to rival Johnathan Livingstone Seagull. I loved it.

Thank you to Anne Cater and Random Things Tours for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour, for the promotional materials and a free copy of the book. This is my honest, unbiased review.
March 18, 2019
I think we all need some purple-bellied parrot in our lives.
If you have found yourself in a situation where you hope,feel and want to do more...this book will be your best friend and companion when taking that first step.
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April 15, 2019
One of those books I was genuinely sad to finish. The adventures of a sweet natured parrot as he tries to work out what he is and where he fits in the world; it's an easy-going and hugely enjoyable read. The title and cover suggest this is a children's book but it's definitely more broad-ranging than that. The tone is part wildlife documentary, part Ealing Comedy (as bizarre as that sounds!) The humour always remains very British, even as our hero leaves these shores far behind. The chapters where the PBP makes the dangerous journey home are lovely and are where the book really flies (sorry). The tale is accompanied by some often very funny, extremely irreverent footnotes that manage to illuminate the narrative whilst referencing the most tangential of subjects: if Tizer and the theme from the 1970's TV show Magpie resonate then this is the book for you!
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February 20, 2019
It's a book like no other (as I said on Amazon whilst pretending to be my OH. personally I've always thought birds are cleverer than humans, I think William Fagus must think so too. (He also thinks footnotes are for jokes - well the odd joke - Ok I laughed when reading them :D Best I can say about this book is buy it and read it, read it with your kids, your grandkids, your grandma and grandpa. It'll appeal to all ages from 11 to 111 This book really is like no other, it's a book about friendship, fortitude and finding a way home. It's a book that deserves a wide readership.
March 4, 2021
This is a wonderful tour de force of a book that works at lots of levels. I loved following the fortunes of the P-BP and all his superbly-characterised birdie friends, learning a lot about birds and geography as I went. Is it for adults, is it for children? I think definitely both. It’s ultimately a story of determination, perseverance and the power of friendship but one that definitely doesn’t take itself seriously – the ‘uproarious’ in the subtitle gives the game away!
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October 24, 2019
An outstanding, wonderful, moving, joyous read. Long after you will soar in the sky and sing your own song.
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