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Book Title: Danny Boy|
Date of issue: July 2nd 2013
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The author of the book: Laura Whiskens
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 6.74 MB
Edition: L. J. Whiskens
Read full description of the books Danny Boy:Danny Boy is the debut short story of Laura J Whiskens. Self-published in July 2013 this is a heart-warming story about a young girl, Catherine, who tells the tale of her childhood friend, Danny.
Catherine takes the reader on a journey through her childhood and her observations of how the public react to someone who is 'different'. Her best friend is born with Downs Syndrome and Catherine becomes aware from an early age that people look at him strangely and keep a distance from him.
Danny Boy explores how one little girl came to see through the mask of disability and see the big beating heart which lies beneath, when others could not.
The book has received 5* reviews and fantastic comments from readers and fellow authors alike and reached no. 16 in the Amazon Kindle Top 100 (Short Stories) in July 2013. Furthermore, following the diagnosis of a close family member, 50% of proceeds for Danny Boy will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support (UK) in recognition of the work they do for cancer patients.
Read information about the authorI began writing as a hobby when I was still at school. Always very shy I never let a soul read any of my stories and sadly I have lost all of my note books and discs from back then so I can't salvage any of my young self's work!
In Autumn of 2012 I began thinking about a book which I tried to dismiss - after all it had been around a decade since I'd last allowed myself write anything. But this idea would not go away and so Danny Boy was born.
Apprehensively, I gave a copy to my parents to read - they were so encouraging that I found a way to publish it and got some lovely reviews. Since then I have published a further three short stories and am currently working on two new stories as well as editing my first paperback!
If you love to write then go ahead and write away; don't tell yourself it's silly or no good. I'm glad I stopped listening to my inner pessimist!
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