Monthly Archives: February 2015

Chapter Titles, Sneaky peeks!

Falstaff Call of the Thunder Dragon Chapters!

The Continuing Adventures of Falstaff Wild

  • Chapter One – Hot Water on Fire Top Mountain

In which Falstaff walks away from another crash and meets a girl with a strange request.

  • Chapter Two – On the Edge with tea

Getting airbourne was easy compared to take a bath with five naked amah and princess with one thing on her mind.

  • Chapter Three – Into the boiling pot came the pigs

The Japanese aboard in China cause Falstaff no end of trouble

  • Chapter Four – Morning Tea

Before breakfast the police arrive and Falstaff is caught short again

  • Chapter Five – Lotus Tea Society

The Japanese don’t know when to quit!  Snow falls as Falstaff has to rebuild an engine to make his escape.

  • Chapter Six – The Journey Begins

Yunnan to Burma, the journey starts!  Falstaff leaves the Japanese swearing revenge!

  • Chapter Seven – The one about The Pilot, The Baptist and The Spy?

Japanese plot…

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Five Themes for Poets (and Other Text-Loving Bloggers)

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Over at The Daily Post, our first poetry-focused Blogging U. course, Writing 201: Poetry, has just entered its second week. It’s been a blast, with hundreds of poets sharing their work, experimenting with new forms, and commenting on their peers’ poems.

After working hard on polishing their elegies, haiku, and ballads, most writers want to make sure their readers can enjoy their work to the fullest. This is where choosing the right theme can play an important role (this is true for non-poets too, of course): you want your posts to be readable, clean, and inviting. Here are some options to consider (as well as a few community favorites).

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This might sound like an unorthodox choice, given Illustratr‘s natural appeal to visual artists of all types. But its typography, post title styling, and overall crispness makes Illustratr as poem-friendly as it gets. Add a featured image, and you can balance the spare look with a bold…

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It’s amazing what you find on the Internet these days?

Oh! Yes more Falstaff (Shakespeare this time) rather than the Wild sort!

The Continuing Adventures of Falstaff Wild

It’s amazing what you find on the Internet these days?  Sometimes I wish they were real, or could afford to buy every book that come along and took my fancy!

As searched Amazon and Google for my own ‘Falstaff Wild’ book, setting up links I came accross this:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Falstaffs-Big-Gamble-Hank-Quense/dp/098577911X

This novel is Shakespeare’s Worst Nightmare. It takes two of the Bard’s most famous plays, Hamlet and Othello, and recasts them in Gundarland. There, Hamlet becomes a dwarf and Othello a dark elf. If that isn’t bad enough, these two tragedies are now comedies with Falstaff, Shakespeare’s most popular rogue, thrown in as a bonus. Both Hamlet and Othello are plagued by the scheming Falstaff, who embezzles money from Othello. After Hamlet becomes king (with help from Falstaff) the rogue becomes the dark nemesis behind the throne…

Listed this on my B’day if anyone won’t to buy me a copy?

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Other Lost Dr. Seuss Books

Wow! Good Dr. Seuss, this is good news.

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This summer the first of three previously unknown Dr. Seuss manuscripts will be published. But clearly there are many more “lost” books to be found…Lost Dr. Seuss Books

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Shenanigans in the air

Biggles would turn a whiter shade of pale, cough politely and leave the room! Falstaff was one of those real Gin swilling swingers of the roaring 1920s, an aviator whose priority wasn’t always ‘getting the Hun’, but chasing skirt, fornicating with flappers and having a jolly good time of it!

Tired of a respectable Biggles, lost without Flashman, can’t get enough Bond? Falstaff is the Black Sheep you are looking for!

Trouble is, that sort of behaviour can bring the service into disrupt! Once discharged from the RAF Falstaff wondered east. The lure of Shanghai, Tokyo and Polynesia kept him away from Europe. That was, until he was broke and cut off by his father. Now a mercenary, in the Spanish Civil war, China and Nanking, – Falstaff become not just an Ace but a legend! It was unavoidable, the King needed Falstaff, so Falstaff went to war!

Volume one The Call of the Thunder Dragon
He is a mercenary scoundrel. It is the eve of war in Europe, but Falstaff has unfinished business with a princess, the Japanese Army and loot still to find in the east. The incorrigible Falstaff is down but not out. His eye for the ladies and the chance for a quick buck have got him trouble again.

Falstaff’s ‘Journey to the West’, from remote China to high in mountainous Bhutan is an impossible dream, the only aircraft available is an antique, but Falstaff thinks he can pull it off.
Outstanding disputes with the Japanese threaten to bring down the might of the Japanese Imperial Army on a remote Chinese village unless Falstaff can get airborne again. With the help of a Princess, who willingly leads Falstaff to bath and bed, and an unlikely string of allies, Falstaff makes it on his way.
Ending in a dangerous clash high in the mountains of peaceful Bhutan, Falstaff must first face monstrous sized fish, monkey men, assassins, and the demonic father of the lost princess. Falstaff must choose between the east and the west. Fighting the Japanese or returning to Europe, as one by one his friends say good-bye.

Volume Two The Orange Dragon of Old Hanoi
Back in the RAF, under the wing of Naval intelligence Falstaff starts his career as a counter intelligence officer. Given a freehand to illuminate the Japanese and Germany agents operating in French Indo-China. Falstaff wastes no time in turning a German agent, catching up with a few old flames, unwittingly getting married, and dancing with a girl called named Rio, famous for her entertaining talents! He uncover covers the secret of the Dragons and goes in search of lost treasure. In the meantime he hatches a plan which could turn the tide of the war in the East and save England from invasion!

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