Amazon and those book prices

I wrote a little while back about my surprise to see the Hardcover edition of Sheep On The Somme selling for about $15.00 in the Australian market. It is still around that price - $15.00 for a near 400 page hardcover book is below cost and above amazing, IMO,at least. Today I noticed that some … Continue reading Amazon and those book prices

Sheep On The Somme – Australia’s turn

I'm busily converting one of my books into an ebook, today - nearly done, thank goodness - and checking links to make sur ethey are live and accurate. I was pretty amazed to find the Amazon Australia link showing an extraordinary price - The Hardcover edition at around A$15.18, while th epaperback is showing north … Continue reading Sheep On The Somme – Australia’s turn

Sheep On The Somme – special for ANZAC Day

It is ANZAC day in Australia tomorrow (April 25th). Lest We Forget. Time to revisit my picture poetry book 'Sheep On The Somme'. Available through all online booksellers. Here is the universal link that will take you to some of them. Sheep On The Somme - 24/04/2022 I just took a peek on Amazon to … Continue reading Sheep On The Somme – special for ANZAC Day

Smorgasbord Bookshelf – Meet the Authors 2022 – Personal Recommendations – #Poetry Frank Prem, #Thriller Toni Pike, #Contemporary Jessica Norrie

Thank you so much to Sally Cronin for including SHeep On The Somme among her personal favorites, along with the wonderful Toni Pike and Jessica Norrie.

Pop across to the Smorgasbord and read up on Sally’s wonderful reviews of these books. It’s always a treat to visit there.

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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

In this first feature for the Smorgasbord Bookshelf I am sharing authors whose books I have read and can personally recommend along with one of my reviews for their books.

The first recommended author today is Fran Prem whose poetry reveals the hidden, the beautiful and the tragedy behind locked doors, loving relationships, childhood, wildfires and the First World War.

Meet Frank Prem

Frank Prem has been a storytelling poet since his teenage years. He has been a psychiatric nurse through all of his professional career, which now exceeds forty years.

He has been published in magazines, online zines and anthologies in Australia, and in a number of other countries, and has both performed and recorded his work as spoken word.

He lives with his wife in the beautiful township of Beechworth in North East Victoria, Australia.

A selection of books by Frank Prem

My review for Sheep On The…

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Sheep On The Somme – huge discount on Amazon

Amazon are doing one of their things. Below is my post on FaceBook to let folk know. If you're in Australia and intereted in poetry or the first world war, I'd grab this. ~ Sheep On The Somme - what a price! I don't usually post book related posts twice in a day, but Amazon … Continue reading Sheep On The Somme – huge discount on Amazon

Smorgasbord Book Review Rewind – #WWI – #Historical – Sheep On The Somme: A World War I Picture and Poetry Book by Frank Prem

A huge thank you to Sally Cronin at the Smorgasbord Blog magazine for reprising her wonderful review of Sheep On The Somme today.

SOmetimes it is difficult to understand the impact of a piece of work – a new poetry collection, in this case – until a reader shares what it means for them. Sally’s review helped me to realise that SHeep On The Somme was perhaps a bigger project, with greater impact, than I had understood until I read her response.

Thank you Sally. Your review has made the work more special to me.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

I have read some excellent books during 2021 so far and I am now sharing my reviews for the books from earlier this year…. good books deserve frequent showcases.

I have read and reviewed the poetry collections of Frank Prem and I was honoured to be asked to review his latest release, a profoundly moving photographic and poetic tribute to the Australian soldiers who fought so bravely in World War One.

My own grandfather served in the army for three years and was in the reserves when war broke out. He was called up in 1914 serving in the Royal Engineers. He was killed on November 2nd 1918, after being wounded three times.

Sheep On The Somme: A World War I Picture and Poetry Book – in hardback and paperback this is a memorial to those who endured the horrors of the Battle of the Somme.

About the Collection.

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Sheep On The Somme – wonderful feedback

Anyone visiting this site will know how much I value reviews of my books. It is a brand new thrill each time I become aware that a review has been posted. Reviews of a book at the point of purchase, or on Goodreads, or personal blogs are crucial to let a potential reader know what … Continue reading Sheep On The Somme – wonderful feedback

Sheep On The Somme – Claire’s review

I'm delighted to share another wonderful review of Sheep On The Somme, by Claire Tennant. THere is something about these pictures and the creation of a small story to go with them that seems to gather power to itself. Power to reach out and touch a reader, even though the war ended over a hundred … Continue reading Sheep On The Somme – Claire’s review

Sheep On The Somme – Sally Cronin’s review (out loud!)

I shared a link to Sally Cronin's wonderful review of Sheep On The Somme a week or so back. I didn't think it could get much better, as Sally is a skilled reviewer and placed the book into its context extremely well. She has gone a step further, however, having recently commenced podcasting on SoundCloud. … Continue reading Sheep On The Somme – Sally Cronin’s review (out loud!)