Just over a week to go to the book launch – yikes!
Beware the Falling Avocados is my second book, the sequel to In the Shade of the Mulberry Tree. It shares more tales of our time in Zambia.
Some of you will have read ITSOTMT (yes, I should have thought of a more nifty title!) and be wondering whether anything could get worse than losing the passports before emigrating. Well, yes it can. Or, if not worse, at least differently bad.
Beware the Falling Avocados encounters cockroaches, fuel shortages, cats, water shortages, fish, friends and family visiting, The Big Five, the DRC, camping and travels with The Professor and The Bishop. (You’ll have met The Professor and The Bishop in ITSOTMT: somehow they survived that and have more abuse heaped upon them in this book!)
And then there’s the unexpected turn of events. (As if all the others were expected!)
Here is the back cover:
Over the next few weeks I’ll share some stories and excerpts from it and – almost most importantly – some avocado-based recipes (with a view from the family who’ve been forced to eat whatever I’ve produced). Maybe I’ll do that on Mondays and, parallel to Withenay’s Wordless Wednesdays (WWW), I’ll have ‘Making Mondays Marvellous’ (MMM). (Though the children might disagree with that…)
But, because some of you will be interested in reading the first book first, I have reduced the eBook price of In the Shade of the Mulberry Tree to $0.99 in the US, and corresponding adjustments in other countries. (Kindle calculates this all by itself. Interestingly, for the UK it comes out as 99p, which doesn’t seem to match up with the sterling/dollar exchange rate in my head, but I can’t do anything about their algorithms – sorry.)
Catch it now – I’ll just keep this low price to the end of the month. (June 2016, for clarity’s sake, in case you are randomly looking at this sometime in the future!)
Don’t forget: Beware the Falling Avocados is available as a paperback and eBook from 18 June 2016.