/ So Who's reading the book by 'Only a hill'?
I've read it and I'd definitely recommend it - I thought it was well-written and really absorbing.
You too? Yep, I edited it, but I've edited other books that have been hell on earth to get through - this was a pleasure. I'm under no obligation to big it up but I thought it was a good book.
Hope that's okay with you.
Enjoying what I've read so far.
Does one of the characters remind anyone of a well known florist?
It's hardly a secret!
I am not implying you would compromise your ethics in that way though :)
Actually, I have no idea what the book is called, but it's pretty well known that Only A Hill was writing a book. I don't have a Kindle either, so will have to wait until he gets published in the old-fashioned way...
What's it called?
Oooh, thanks! I didn't know there was a Kindle app!
> Enjoying what I've read so far.
> Does one of the characters remind anyone of a well known florist?
Which one?! Interesting you say that, as most of the characters were put together before I met Hannah ... although there's a chance some of her characteristics may have found their way into the rewrites =)
Really glad everyone is enjoying it so far. For those of you waiting for the paperback, February the 27th is the date to remember (I'll be at the Clachaig for the launch).
I was thinking I would wait for the paper edition.
> Actually, I have no idea what the book is called, but it's pretty well known that Only A Hill was writing a book. I don't have a Kindle either, so will have to wait until he gets published in the old-fashioned way...
P.S. The book is called The Only Genuine Jones: http://amzn.to/SclBQC
> Which one?!
The ginger one who can't spell, obviously! ;oP
> Really glad everyone is enjoying it so far. For those of you waiting for the paperback, February the 27th is the date to remember (I'll be at the Clachaig for the launch).
Will you be selling signed copies by mail order, like Mr Kirkpatrick?
He is the main character yes, but in my story everything that happens after July the 24th, 1896, is imaginary. In my version of events, Crowley and Eckenstein collaborate on a modern crampon project years earlier than in real life--and the consequences for the climbing community are huge. The rivalry between Jones and Crowley is the main engine of the plot.
Not by mail order (unless by some miracle there is huge demand!) but I will be signing copies at the Clachaig on the 27th of February.
That's not much of a recommendation )))
Perfect for UKC!
Admittedly reading a book on your monitor is not ideal.
Unable to download since I'm in Oz, congratulations though, everyone seems to be loving it.
Is saying I enjoyed something 'pushing it'? If I wanted to push it I'd start a 'what are you reading?' thread about it.
> I am not implying you would compromise your ethics in that way though :)
Glad to hear it.
I am nothing to do with it, i just thought it was a very good book, and lots of the UKC bunch would enjoy it, never even knew some of you have pre-read it! having just spent another 30 minutes with it, i wish i had longer for lunch!!!
> What's it called?
Kindle. Available from the android store for free. Then you can also get many free Kindle classics (Dracula, Frankenstein, Jane Eyre etc) as well as, of course, paying for books like Alex's fine novel.
I downloaded it the other day and then couldn't find the charger for ou ereader! I got an app for my phone though so have it loaded and ready to start whenever.
Clare edited the novel and did a fantastic job of polishing my draft, but I see absolutely nothing wrong with her saying she liked a book (and, as she herself states further up the thread, it's not as if she's been posting threads about it herself).
I'm very pleased to see so many UKCers enjoying it and discussing the book. Plus I've had a mini sales spike today (no doubt thanks to this thread =) )
*liked THE book, I meant to say...
> Which one?! Interesting you say that, as most of the characters were put together before I met Hannah ... although there's a chance some of her characteristics may have found their way into the
Thanks for this. I think Dunc56 might have been confusing 'editing' and 'having a share of the profits'.
> Clare ... did a fantastic job of polishing my [BLANK]
With which I turn the thread into a cross between Blankety-Blank and Fifty Shades of BLANK :-)
> With which I turn the thread into a cross between Blankety-Blank and Fifty Shades of BLANK :-)
Do I get the chequebook and pen?
There are no sex scenes in the book, sorry to disappoint you =) Although I have been advised that "Fifty Shades of Jones" might sell better!
It's really rather good - thanks for writing it!
(I'm the same Neil who put a review on Amazon btw)
> There are no sex scenes in the book, sorry to disappoint you =) Although I have been advised that "Fifty Shades of Jones" might sell better!
Regardless, looking forward to giving it a whirl. Congratulation on your first novel!
Dare I stir things a little, by saying that this guys talents are wasted on the scouting-movement !
A good friend of mine, a member of the Club Alpin in Agen has made a number of 'historic' climbing-films, notably on the pioneering exploits of Count Henry Russell in the Pyrénées. An eccentric, Russell entertained his friends in a number of caves he had escavated on the Vignemale. All the participants are amateurs dressed in period-costume using techniques that were only just beeing experimented with at the time.
Take a look, it might give you some ideas :
That looks fascinating--thanks for pointing it out! I'll have a look at it when I get a moment later on.
What a cracking read! Chapter 3 and I'm hooked.
Good effort fella.
Cheers, glad you are enjoying it! It's been wonderful over the last week interacting with satisfied readers both here and on Twitter. One of the real rewards of the job, I think, is hearing from people who have enjoyed your work!
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