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Author Talk, Reading and Book Signing – John Ling

6th March 2019 @ 19:30 - 20:30

John Ling is a former children’s librarian, then teacher of deaf kids, and later, autistic kids. Now he is a mediator for special needs families, and facilitator for Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP).Always a writer and poet.

“I could smell them and hear them long before I could see them. Soon the grove was filled with movement. They came on me from all sides at a rush, as if they had planned to ambush me. But I was not afraid. Far from it. I was filled with joy…”

This diverse collection of sixteen short stories includes murder and mystery, humour and hallucination, poignancy and plotting, fantasy and fun. The characters are varied and compelling and each story leaves you with a thought-provoking ending…

John will read from The Paper Aeroplane Man, take questions, sell and sign books.

From the Reviews

“Very entertaining … all the stories are testament to the author’s perceptive observation of human life in all its guises … A first-rate story teller”.

“A lively collection of short stories … It is tempting to devour the whole book in an evening, but there is real reward in reading slowly and savouring each morsel.”

“Tells it like it is in this part of the world … the black humour, and the tragic-comic reality of human experience are all there. These are stories about come-uppance, about tragic misunderstanding, about adversity, unfairness and bureaucracy, about injustice, humiliation and malice laced with warmth and compassion. Plus a touch of the supernatural. Highly recommended!”


6th March 2019
19:30 - 20:30
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Friends of Marsden Library


Marsden Library
Marsden Mechanics Hall, Peel Street
Marsden, West Yorkshire HD7 6BW United Kingdom
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