Descripción del producto
"This collection of stories is like a blanket woven from 100% wanderlust under which you can hide as Frances M. Thompson tucks you in with her words and keeps you warm with her descriptions of characters you'll love and places you can tell she knows by heart." Gesa Neitzel, www.bedouinwriter.com
Shy Feet: Short Stories Inspired by Travel is a collection of twelve quirky, charismatic and touching tales of travel.
The inquisitive Ruth tells the story of The Lost Children of Gatwick Airport and in Max's Holiday we learn what a seven-year-old boy considers a "proper holiday" to be. In The Flowers Sleep Tonight, we meet Thomas and Carly, two solo travellers whose paths keep crossing... because that's exactly what Thomas wants. A spontaneous plan to elope is revealed in The Runaways and Homes from Homes is about the lessons Patricia learns from the hotel bellboy she has a fling with. Oh, Henry is the story of how a dream holiday can mean two different things to two lovers and Katie's Maps is an offbeat love letter to a vast collection of maps. Extracts from a travel journal tell one woman's life story in All the Beaches are Made of Pebbles and find out what Australia and underpants have to do with Claudia wanting to leave her husband of forty years in The Road is Long.
From the unforgiving Australian Outback to the jagged beauty of the Amalfi Coast, along the pebbled beaches of Brighton & Hove and down the busy streets of late night Barcelona, this collection of short stories highlights how travel intersects and enriches all of our lives, often without us realising it...
"Shy Feet: Short Stories Inspired by Travel transports you to exotic locales without leaving your armchair and leaves you wanting more... Frances M. Thompson has a novel in her and I can't wait to read it." Nathalie Harris, www.acooknotmad.com
Biografía del autor
Frances M. Thompson is a self-published author of contemporary fiction from London, UK.
Shy Feet: Short Stories Inspired by Travel is her first collection of stories and it was written while Frances was travelling, spending time in many of the destinations she writes about. To find out more about the stories and how they were written go to http://facebook.com/shyfeetbook.
About Frances' writing...
While she writes about a variety of people, places and themes, there are always consistencies in Frances' writing; she loves exploring identifiable, vivid and perfectly flawed characters, her stories will bring you more than a few gentle laughs and you will always be left with something to think about long after the final sentence is read.
About Frances' travels...
Since October 2011, Frances has been travelling full-time while freelancing as a copywriter, researcher and travel writer. Frances writes a blog about her many journeys - travelling, writing stories and getting lost in new cities - called As the Bird flies (www.asthebirdfliesblog.com). She is currently based in Amsterdam where she is working on her first novel and second short story collection.
Keep in touch...
To find out about Frances' upcoming books first, sign up to her newsletter http://www.fmthompson.com/y91a9i (copy & paste the link into a web browser).
Follow Frances on Twitter @bushbirdie.