Well... the moment has finally arrived.
My new Coronation Street book, The Lynch Mob is finished, published and officially available for purchase for just £6.99 plus p&p direct from the printer (www.lulu.com)...
Simply follow the link below to the Corrie page on my web site and then click on the order button.
This next bit is really important... from today (Saturday) until Tuesday, 23rd-27th November, you can save 30% from any lulu.com order (excluding postage) by entering REDEMPTIO in the coupon code box prior to checkout.
The code must be added in block capitals and it works (I’ve just tried it!). That means the book itself will cost roughly £4.89 for the next three days... the offer is made by lulu.com so I have no control over the timing or whether it will work for orders outside the UK.
But it will apply to all my books!!!
For those who know me and have read my work, hopefully you’ll enjoy another addition to your collection. For the overwhelming majority who haven’t a clue who I am, feel free to have a read of the various reviews around the site, as well as this preview, penned by my friend and trusted proof reader Maureen Brown –maybe you’ll be tempted... and if you are, thank you. I really hope you’ll enjoy the book...
Calling all Corrie fans – and fans of Richard Kirby’s inimitable writing style!
This new book is a must-have for your Christmas list. If, like me, you have followed Coronation Street from the first episode, this will be a lovely trip down memory lane. Part of the book looks back at the Rovers Return barmaids and needless to say all the favourites are here, as well as some barmaids so obscure, even I cannot remember them!
Richard’s book isn’t just about the ladies behind the bar though – there is a very interesting conversation with that excellent actress Michelle Holmes and lots of classic snippets, involving some of the best-loved characters: Ena, Minnie and Martha, Stan and Hilda, Kevin and Sally to name but a few. Newer characters like Shelley, Charlie, Tracey, Karen, Steve and Becky are also included in some epic extracts from the show’s history. There are births, weddings and deaths and Richard has such a sensitivity towards the characters and situations that you will laugh... and yes, you will also shed a tear or two – I know I did, more than once.
Even if you are not a Corrie addict, Richard’s quirky, self-deprecating style will entertain you. I love this book and I’m sure it will become a favourite of all who buy it or receive it as a gift.
All my own work... almost.