03 Jan 2014 - "Singing to the Goldfish" - Surrey Author secures Book of the Month Award

"Singing to the Goldfish" - Surrey Author secures Book of the Month Award

 

Bretwalda Books have today announced that their Independent Panel of Readers have Dorset-set novel chosen "Singing to the Goldfish" to be this month's Book of the Month.

Editorial Director Rupert Matthews says “It was the charm and nostalgia of this memoir that won the award for "Singing to the Goldfish".

 

About the Book

After a teenage encounter with a clairvoyant reading her tarot cards Beverley Pettifar ran off to marry a dashing, handsome army sergeant major, only to be ostracised by her family. The eloping couple then embarked on a colourful odyssey around the world, seeing the British Empire in its dying days and collecting recipes for the dishes of Empire. And to eventual healing of the family rift.

Born in London shortly before the outbreak of World War 2, at 16, Beverley Pettifar shed the shackles of her (mainly) convent-school education and at 17, after visiting a clairvoyant, ran off to marry George, a Sergeant-Major in the Royal Fusiliers, before moving to a flat in the Tower of London.

This is their story: hilarious and tragic in turn - covering much travelling, many countries - and for Bev. several ‘careers’ - ending in London, after six years with an American University.

 Still married to George and now living in Surrey, Bev has 5 grand-children and one great-grandson.      

 

 

About the Author

Born in London shortly before the outbreak of World War 2, at 16, Bev. shed the shackles of her (mainly) convent-school education and at 17 ran off to marry George, a Sergeant-Major in the Royal Fusiliers, before moving to a flat in the Tower of London.  Still married to George and now living in Surrey, Bev has 5 grand-children and one great-grandson.      

 


Attached photos show:

1) The Book cover

 

About the Book

Title:               Singing to the Goldfish

Author            Bev Pettifar

ISBN                print               978-1-909698-35-2

                        ebook              978-1-909698-36-9

Publisher       Bretwalda Books

Price               £12.99