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Snipped Tales A book of collaged stories by Julie Kirk. All copies come wrapped + with a unique tag.

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‘Snipped Tales: because you can always cut up the old story and write a new one’ is a book of collaged, patchworked, *short* short-stories ...

... but it's also a collection of good-hearted moments which you can hold in your hands and which do their very best to hold you in return.

Like so many of life’s stories these are about finding one small, heartfelt, truth inside a grander narrative. Each line, each word even, has battled its way out of the confines of existing old book pages, then been cut free, rearranged and reshaped into a memorable new version of events.

And while you can tell each tale in, just about, a single breath they manage to include some of life’s biggest themes including vulnerability, frustration, love, and lust. (Then, just to keep us all going, it also includes a chapter on food and drink at the end!)

Dip in and out of these immediate, bite-size, life-affirming treats whenever you feel like hitting ‘pause’ on a busy day. They can illuminate like a glimmering firework, offer comfort like an enveloping spritz of a familiar perfume and encourage mischief like an unattended bowl of cake mix!

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* All copies come wrapped - single copies are wrapped in vintage book paper. But ...

*For those buying MORE THAN ONE copy in a single transaction -- eg. one to keep and one (or 2) to give -– I will gift wrap the extra copy/copies in kraft gift wrap and twine.

Plus, *every single copy* in this print run comes with a one-of-a-kind tag featuring your very own unique ‘snipped tale’.

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To read what happy readers are saying about it visit this post on my blog: http://notesonpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/adventures-in-self-publishing-customer.html

And for a chapter by chapter guide visit this post: http://notesonpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/snipped-tales-book-pages-preview.html

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BOOK DETAILS:
*Written by Julie Kirk, with illustrations by Kirsty Neale.
* Pages: 69 individual short, short, stories from my personal ‘Snipped Tales’ notebook reproduced in full colour images
* Suitable for: adults (contains some mature themes, eg. mental health issues, sexuality)
* Cover: Paperback
* Size: 21 x 14.8cm
* Weight: Approx 350g

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THE OFFICIAL BACK OF THE BOOK BLURB

The human experience and countless old book pages find themselves dissected and reshaped in this patchwork anthology of collaged fiction.

Though short these tales make room for the awkward to feel understood, the quiet to speak out, the frustrated to vent, the weary to rest and the romantic to woo. Not to mention finding space to pitch battles against conformity, dangerous urges … and dragons.

Take a journey in small steps to discover what gets left behind at the Lost Property Office, where Sally hides her biscuits, why Fred and Joan weren’t a suitable love match, and how Casanova fills out his online dating profile.

Moving from reflective and poignant to mischievous, seductive, and surreal, this is storytelling to delight, console, and remind us that there’s never only one way to tell a story; you can always slice up the old one and start again.
‘Snipped Tales: because you can always cut up the old story and write a new one’ is a book of collaged, patchworked, *short* short-stories ...

... but it's also a collection of good-hearted moments which you can hold in your hands and which do their very best to hold you in return.

Like so many of life’s stories these are about finding one small, heartfelt, truth inside a grander narrative. Each line, each word even, has battled its way out of the confines of existing old book pages, then been cut free, rearranged and reshaped into a memorable new version of events.

And while you can tell each tale in, just about, a single breath they manage to include some of life’s biggest themes including vulnerability, frustration, love, and lust. (Then, just to keep us all going, it also includes a chapter on food and drink at the end!)

Dip in and out of these immediate, bite-size, life-affirming treats whenever you feel like hitting ‘pause’ on a busy day. They can illuminate like a glimmering firework, offer comfort like an enveloping spritz of a familiar perfume and encourage mischief like an unattended bowl of cake mix!

----------------------

* All copies come wrapped - single copies are wrapped in vintage book paper. But ...

*For those buying MORE THAN ONE copy in a single transaction -- eg. one to keep and one (or 2) to give -– I will gift wrap the extra copy/copies in kraft gift wrap and twine.

Plus, *every single copy* in this print run comes with a one-of-a-kind tag featuring your very own unique ‘snipped tale’.

----------------------

To read what happy readers are saying about it visit this post on my blog: http://notesonpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/adventures-in-self-publishing-customer.html

And for a chapter by chapter guide visit this post: http://notesonpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/snipped-tales-book-pages-preview.html

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BOOK DETAILS:
*Written by Julie Kirk, with illustrations by Kirsty Neale.
* Pages: 69 individual short, short, stories from my personal ‘Snipped Tales’ notebook reproduced in full colour images
* Suitable for: adults (contains some mature themes, eg. mental health issues, sexuality)
* Cover: Paperback
* Size: 21 x 14.8cm
* Weight: Approx 350g

--------------------

THE OFFICIAL BACK OF THE BOOK BLURB

The human experience and countless old book pages find themselves dissected and reshaped in this patchwork anthology of collaged fiction.

Though short these tales make room for the awkward to feel understood, the quiet to speak out, the frustrated to vent, the weary to rest and the romantic to woo. Not to mention finding space to pitch battles against conformity, dangerous urges … and dragons.

Take a journey in small steps to discover what gets left behind at the Lost Property Office, where Sally hides her biscuits, why Fred and Joan weren’t a suitable love match, and how Casanova fills out his online dating profile.

Moving from reflective and poignant to mischievous, seductive, and surreal, this is storytelling to delight, console, and remind us that there’s never only one way to tell a story; you can always slice up the old one and start again.

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Snipped Tales A book of collaged stories by Julie Kirk. All copies come wrapped + with a unique tag.

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