Wonderful news: DARKLY FLOWS THE TAFF by Simon Barnes has been given ‘Royal assent!
Richard Booth, King of Hay, read Simon’s book at Christmas, then read it to his wife Hope. who is blind, and they both loved it. Hope then wrote a splendid review of the book, and sent it to us – here it is:
‘I am blind, so my husband very kindly read this witty and amusing book to me. Rupert Courtney Morgan is sent by his boss, the Head of the Department of Industrial Espionage, from London to Wales, to investigate the death of a colleague, who has been found dead in his car on the Brecon Beacons. This is the first mission that Rupert has ever been sent on, so determined to succeed, he decides to emulate James Bond, but unfortunately has none of the gadgets or glamorous women to help him. Sometimes I laughed out loud.
As the book develops he meets the Tafia (The Welsh Mafia) and members of the Arts Council for Wales who, as the book progresses, become increasingly ridiculous, greedy and malevolent. Is there a message here?
Will the SAS be able to help him?
I thoroughly recommend this light-hearted, humorous and well-written murder mystery, and very much hope it goes into an Audio Edition so that other blind people can enjoy it. Hope Booth.
In addition, Richard Booth, King of Hay, has declared DARKLY FLOWS THE TAFF will be the ‘lead book’ at the King of Hay Bookshop in Castle Street, from now throughout the Spring and Summer, so will be an additional joy to visitors to the Hay-on-Wye famous bookshop town.
Our dream is now to produce the audio book of DARKLY FLOWS THE TAFF, as Hope has suggested, so if you buy a copy of the paperback – you will not just be having a wonderful read, you will be giving us the means to get this audio produced.
As a cat with one eye only, it would make me very happy to hear Simon’s book being read, while I watch from my window-sill the Winter turn to Spring.
For more wonderful comments on the book, go to Llandovery Theatre web Page and Face Book. Happy reading, and may only lucky black cats cross your path.
Horatio Nelson, Theatre Cat.
Thoughts from my window-sill.
Darkly Flows the Taff is now available from The King of Hay Bookshop, Hay-on-Wye and from Amazon.