Amazon Vine Freebies – January/February 2018

These posts are as painful for me as they are for you, believe me. No-one reads them anyway, but I suppose there’s a sick delight in showing y’all the great free stuff I am sent. But because I get so much, and because I’m so far behind, I’m going to start grouping the posts in the hope that I catch up. Righty-oh, here we go.

Toasty

Itchy. Scratchy. Tasty.

Learnding

Headbanging

Drinking

Showering

Lasting

Blushing

Sloganeering

Copying

Aging

Creaming

Sweating

Switching

There is no try(ing)

Killing

Shaving

Thankee-sai!

Roald Dahl – 13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990

One of the earliest influences on my life, and my first true introduction to literature and the joys of reading, Roald Dahl remains an icon for generations of children, readers, and writers. Known primarily for the many wonderful works of fiction he created for children, he also had a sterling military career and was successful as a writer of poetry, adult fiction, and screenplays. As an author he knew the importance of not dumbing down for children, and not shying away from the gruesome, the dark, and that is why I devoured everything he wrote as a child – there was humour in there which we weren’t supposed to laugh at, and quite a few things that went bump in the night, and it felt like Dahl was writing these stories as a secret gift just for you. With immortal characters and plots which every child yearns to be a part of in some shape or form, Dahl is one of the finest writers of the 20th Century.

Rest In Peace

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