Fergus and Me

Sooner or later, I guess it had to happen. I have just bought my Kindle. It is the wireless version rather than the 3G and I have just finished setting it up. It was a breeze.

By the way, just in case you don’t know the difference, the 3G version allows you to download books wherever you are in the world without having to connect to a wireless router or hotspot; the wireless version connects into your home router setup. Essentially, the 3G version costs a bit more but it gives you more flexibility.

The current version of the Kindle is smaller and slimmer than the previous version and actually, when I say I bought it, I was in fact given an Amazon voucher as a present. So it didn’t cost me anything, but nevertheless I do think they are excellent value at present.

The reason I wanted a Kindle was not so much for reading purposes, but to ensure that my own books get properly formatted as and when they are released on the Kindle platform and there is really only one way to be absolutely sure.

My latest book, released just today is called Fergus and Me and it recounts the shenanigans of two young lads growing up in Liverpool in the sixties. It’s a true story – it is the story of me and my best friend Fergus.

Here’s the info from the dust cover:

The emotive story of two young boys growing up in Liverpool in the 1960s, this book will make you laugh, cry and even wince as it immerses you in the harrowing detail of what life was really like in the educational system in post-war Britain.

Surviving in this tough urban school meant not only understanding how to deal with the kids who were out to prove themselves, but also learning to handle those teachers who seemed hell-bent on breaking the human spirit with their oppressive discipline.

This book traces the rites of passage, from boyhood to young man, of two friends who stick together, through thick and thin, learning how to fend for themselves under a ruthless and unjust regime.

The book is a semi-autobiographical account of the difficulties of growing up in Liverpool in post-war Britain during the sixties. All of the characters are derived from real people and the events in the story actually took place. However, in the interests of those who acted harshly or improperly, with the exception of my English master, names have been changed.

The book is dedicated to Mr Argent, my English master, who understood that you don’t need to beat kids to get them to appreciate literature.

If you have a Kindle, you can get your copy here.

If you don’t have a Kindle, you can get one here:

Kindle 3G + Wi-Fi with 6″ eInk Display

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