A Little Bit More ... : A Diverse, Entertaining and Intriguing Selection of Short Stories and Poems.
Another entertaining selection of short stories from Val R. Brown, writing in her favourite genre. Her imaginative writing style keeps her tales constantly moving forward while at the same time she subtly introduces topics and characters which give rich food for thought, as well as leaving much to the imagination of the reader. The stories and poems in this book will quickly become established firm favourites as readers decide to read them again and again.
- Paperback | 184 pages
- 140 x 216 x 10mm | 218g
- 01 Mar 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Val R Brdown
Ever since her childhood in the North East of England, Val R. Brown has loved reading and writing both stories and poetry. Her early ambition was to be a writer but that had to be put on the back burner for several decades. A grammar school girl and one of a large family, Val left school aged fifteen to complete a year's commercial course which enabled her to earn an income as a Private Secretary. Since that time she has trained and qualified as a Social Worker, ran an antique shop in partnership with her husband, as well as working on a voluntary basis in a women's refuge and adult literacy centres. Eventually she decided it was time to return to that original childhood ambition. In the meantime Val also raised four children and has remained happily married for many years to her much-loved husband, John. She moved to Warwickshire when she was in her teens and although she has lived there for the majority of her life, she has also enjoyed travelling around, including spending an interesting year living in U.S.A. Val considers herself to be a Student of the World, believing academic study has its role but life experience is the greatest teacher of all. In 2014 Val published her first book, "The Girl in the Velvet Slippers," a biography which not only chronicles the life of Olive, born in a mining community in 1914 in North East England, but also frames it within a social setting which saw gradual changes over the century. Having published for the first time, Val was on a roll and soon followed up with a book of short stories, "A Bit of What You Fancy ..." a random selection of tales which allowed her imagination to flow and her wry sense of humour to come into play. "A Little Bit More..." published in 2015, is her third publication. It is another selection of diverse short stories and includes several of Val's poems.