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queenla



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 11:15 am    Post subject: Great Book Review Reply with quote

Well I am happy. It's my first published book and today it was reviewed in the paper, a little one. In happiness I thought I'd post it.
Ummm. it won't go-sorry-can't figure out why.

For Melbournians it was in Saturday's Herald Sun ( 25th march 2006).
It is on amazon.com if you want to read a sample, or buy it.
Its called: Poor and Mad in Melbourne: a recollection.
ISBN:097574660X

Thank you.
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Rainey



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awwww. Didn't you want to insert a link to the review so we can all see how well you did?

Congrats!!!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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Barbara



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations Queenla. I hope we can read the review.
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queenla



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 1:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks so much Rainey and Barbara.
I scanned the review-well, my H did and then he emailed it to me- it came up quite big, 84K, and when I tried to paste it into thread it wouldn't go. I am in the process of building a website- I bought bcbooks.com.au- and hope to post it there.
I can't give a link because I have not found it on the online version of the paper- they don't seem to have anything on books. So I have really muddled it up.
It's only a little review so i'll re-type it-
"This tiny book is one woman's brave attempt to come to terms with a troubling period in her life, and perhaps use her experience to help others. She tells how her efforts to be writer led her to "go down as far as I could" to gain life experience. Complicated by the death of her father and her stepfather, she ended up in a mental institution. After deciding she was sane, she pulls her life together and ends her journey as a wife and mother.
In a word: Honest"
written by Cheryl Critchely. Saturday March 25th, 2006: Herald Sun- week-end section- [/b]
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dear one...wonderful posting...congratulations!!!!! bunch of flannel flowers wrapped in green silk...


haiku for you

body dancing hearts
sweet Georgia amidst the greens
alphabet healing
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Madam.,
I am blushing with a tear in my heart: thank you
Georgia
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

for such a pronto reply ...yet another!

now...what to do with a heart 'n a tear?

2nd haiku for you

hearts don't mind a tear
or two ~ I've heard angel talk
gather them to water

blush away Georgia blush away...even though this is cyberspace I simply KNOW it suits you...

big smile-drenched hugs
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now a hearty laugh!
You have made my day.
What humanity and compassion you have.
Again, thank you.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok...'n this, simply because I have a thing for the #3!

especially haikued for you

transform this day's joy
the cosmos and all beyond
need your belly laughs

ok..'tis hot and I'm a little tired...packing left until the last minute..as ever..

this has been a joy-filled experience...merci for being you Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Madam., I have never been so haikued.
What is left to say?
Again, thank you. Enough!
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Erin



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations, that is marvelous! I hope your book is a wild success.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh! I too send my admiration and support for what sounds like a well-told tale of a journey well trod! I think we're lucky to have an accomplished author and a brave soul among us!!! ::smooches::
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I looked up your book, and put it on my wish list. I'm very excited to read your book.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hear Hear!

Congratulations and hope it sells well. Better than that, I hope it is read and appreciated by everyone who picks it up!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow!

I am humbled.
Thank you Erin, Debbie and Rainey for such generous support.
I really wasn't sure how it would be received-What people would think of me, you know what I mean. But, sor far!, your positive reactions make me feel better about the world.
Thank you
G
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