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A new haiku.

Our fast-paced lives leave little time to contemplate. These Micro Moments are designed to entertain in a few words, read them slowly and savour the essence. Be they ordinary or remarkable, they are all special in their simplicity. I aim to share experiences, to recapture images the reader may already possess. Occasionally they are vents for frustration but mostly they are light-hearted whimsical wonders of life that bring delight.
Regards from the author, Paul Douglas Lovell.

Other work includes:

 

PLAYING OUT: Swings and Roundabouts

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haiku

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A new haiku.

Our fast-paced lives leave little time to contemplate. These Micro Moments are designed to entertain in a few words, read them slowly and savour the essence. Be they ordinary or remarkable, they are all special in their simplicity. I aim to share experiences, to recapture images the reader may already possess. Occasionally they are vents for frustration but mostly they are light-hearted whimsical wonders of life that bring delight.
Regards from the author, Paul Douglas Lovell.

Other work includes:

PAULYANNA INTERNATIONAL RENT-BOY

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FG56P08 (usa kindle)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00FG56P08 (uk kindle)

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https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/364165 (smash words)

http://amzn.to/2conY2G (paperback)

PLAYING OUT: Swings and Roundabouts

amzn.to/2aQnuo4  (uk kindle)

haiku

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A new haiku.

Our fast-paced lives leave little time to contemplate. These Micro Moments are designed to entertain in a few words, read them slowly and savour the essence. Be they ordinary or remarkable, they are all special in their simplicity. I aim to share experiences, to recapture images the reader may already possess. Occasionally they are vents for frustration but mostly they are light-hearted whimsical wonders of life that bring delight.
Regards from the author, Paul Douglas Lovell.

Other work includes:

PAULYANNA INTERNATIONAL RENT-BOY

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FG56P08 (usa kindle)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00FG56P08 (uk kindle)

apple.co/1NRk0Lx (iTunes)

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/364165 (smash words)

http://amzn.to/2conY2G (paperback)

 

PLAYING OUT: Swings and Roundabouts

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5 Star Review

Stephanie Dagg reviewed Playing Out Swings and Roundabouts
Rating * * * * *
Aug 2016
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This is a very lively memoir of the author’s younger years growing up with his three older brothers, his one older sister and his dad during the 1970s. Money is tight and times are hard but Paul not only survives but thrives, thanks to his eternal optimism and his ability to make the best of every situation. No new toys? Make up a game with smelly socks. Having to do the food shopping with his sister? Play bowling with tins of beans down the store’s aisles.
He inherits from his father a strong sense of right and wrong. It may not always tally exactly with everyone else’s but young Paul has strong principles and sticks to them. Whilst he does try to play by the rules, he decides that only God has the right to pass judgement. He therefore regularly wheels and deals with his Maker over “minor transgressions such as scrumping, thumping and the occasional fib” and firmly believes in a banana-filled heaven. This is just one example of how the irrepressible youngster navigates his way through his noisy, boisterous, deprived childhood.
Paul doesn’t dwell on the hardships in his life. They’re simply there and he has to carry on regardless. For example, when he and his brothers and sister suddenly find themselves in a children’s home, when their father temporarily can’t cope, there’s no upset, merely a quick adaptation to this new life. And when the children are returned home, then they all just pick up from where they left off with no questioning. It’s this pervasive inspiring, non-resentful attitude that makes this book such a gem.
Nostalgia publishing is currently hugely popular. (For example, there are lots of biographies of erstwhile stars about to hit the bookshops for this Christmas, and Ladybird books and Enid Blyton have been revamped for a new audience.) Books like Playing Out show why this is the case. When done well, as here, this genre evokes a past era that those who’ve lived through can recognise and enjoy reliving, and those who haven’t can get a real sense of what it was like to be there. It would do the Millennials and later generations good to read this book and see that you really can be happy with no phone, hardly any telly and a handful of simple toys and some oranges and chocolate biscuits in your Christmas stocking!
This is a truly enjoyable book written with a sharp eye for detail, lots of humour and an infectious happy-go-lucky zest for life.
An absolute must-read.
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haiku

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A new haiku.

Our fast-paced lives leave little time to contemplate. These Micro Moments are designed to entertain in a few words, read them slowly and savour the essence. Be they ordinary or remarkable, they are all special in their simplicity. I aim to share experiences, to recapture images the reader may already possess. Occasionally they are vents for frustration but mostly they are light-hearted whimsical wonders of life that bring delight.
Regards from the author, Paul Douglas Lovell.

Other work includes:

PAULYANNA INTERNATIONAL RENT-BOY

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FG56P08 (usa kindle)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00FG56P08 (uk kindle)

apple.co/1NRk0Lx (iTunes)

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/364165 (smash words)

http://amzn.to/2conY2G (paperback)

 

PLAYING OUT: Swings and Roundabouts

amzn.to/2aQnuo4  (uk kindle)

Haiku

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A new haiku.

Our fast-paced lives leave little time to contemplate. These Micro Moments are designed to entertain in a few words, read them slowly and savour the essence. Be they ordinary or remarkable, they are all special in their simplicity. I aim to share experiences, to recapture images the reader may already possess. Occasionally they are vents for frustration but mostly they are light-hearted whimsical wonders of life that bring delight.
Regards from the author, Paul Douglas Lovell.

PLAYING OUT: Swings and Roundabouts

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Book release

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PUBLICATION DAY

 

Playing Out – Swings and Roundabouts outlines the first ten years of Paul’s life.

Abandoned by his mother at six weeks old, he lives alongside three brothers and a sister being raised by their lorry driver father. Struggling to cope, their father does his best to provide but living on state handouts means the children often go without.
Being motherless has a huge impact on every aspect of his existence. In way of compensation, swings and roundabouts, Paul is afforded the freedom to roam. Hardships aplenty, lacking the nurture that often comes from a motherly embrace, Paul is being sculpted, his life is playing out.

Set in the 1970s, the older reader can enjoy a nostalgic trip down memory lane and the youngsters can view the offline existence of kids who wore flares and had bad hair. Products and television programmes, toys and confectionery, the sweetest of memories entwined with the roughness of a working-class environment. Street games, scrumping and sewage tunnels. A patchwork quilt of Paul’s memories stitched together using a rather coarse yarn makes this story a true account of British social history that is both poignant and humorous. All the main elements of the story are genuine incidents, although many of the people and places have been distorted to protect the guilty and to assist with the flow of the narrative.

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Playing Out: Swings and Roundabouts is now available on Amazon.
Soon to be on Smashwords and other ebook sale sites such as Apple. Paperback due out next month.

 

USA Kindle link:  http://amzn.to/2aQhcaV

UK Kindle link: amzn.to/2aQnuo4

Haiku

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A new haiku.

Our fast-paced lives leave little time to contemplate. These Micro Moments are designed to entertain in a few words, read them slowly and savour the essence. Be they ordinary or remarkable, they are all special in their simplicity. I aim to share experiences, to recapture images the reader may already possess. Occasionally they are vents for frustration but mostly they are light-hearted whimsical wonders of life that bring delight.
Regards from the author, Paul Douglas Lovell.

PLAYING OUT: Swings and Roundabouts

http://amzn.to/2aQhcaV   (usa kindle)

amzn.to/2aQnuo4  (uk kindle)