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All hands to the decks — Druid Life

The utterly ineffable Nimue Brown has done a bloomin’ amazing job of putting a tune to one of the songs from The Curious Adventures Of Smith And Skarry – this is sung by Jack diamond aboard the Chronic Agro Landship when his mechanical heart is malfunctioning, delivering a lethal cocktail of madness and imminent death, as he rips the town of Pendle apart in search of his best friend / first mate Scarlet Skarry. I LOVE what Nimue has done with this – the harmonies are to die for – and her cosplay of Eightcups Max with Collin there as well is the most fabulous thing ever! …

 

 

This song is a collaboration with Penny Blake, who you can find on Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/blakeandwight or over here – https://blakeandwight.com/ The song lyrics come from Penny’s fabulous novel – The Curious Adventures of Smith and Skarry, Book 1, which you can find on Amazon. I reviewed it here – https://druidlife.wordpress.com/2019/09/29/the-curious-adventures-of-smith-and-skarry-a-review/ The whole thing is […]

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The Curious Adventures of Messrs Smith & Skarry by Penny Blake — Tales to Tide You Over

What do you get when you mix the skits of Monty Python and the wild adventures of Alice in Wonderland? Something like this book, perhaps. Or maybe if you set them to boil then steep your favorite black tea with … Continue reading →

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Absolutely over the moon with Margaret McGaffey Fisk’s review of Smith and Skarry book one! 😀


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TREADMILL & What I #AmReading – The Curious Adventures of Smith and Skarry by Penny Blake — Stories That Make You Smile

I couldn’t be more excited, honoured and downright chuffed to bits to learn that Smith and Skarry’s first adventure is lovely Addison Albright’s treadmill read this week! Check out and follow her wonderful blog for tons of fabulous, inclusive and heart warming fiction 🙂

 

📚 From Sunday: “Well,” Skarry hesitated. He liked this strange, eccentric wizard who had swept, so suddenly into his life a few weeks ago. He wasn’t sure he should like him. Wasn’t even convinced that ‘like’ was the correct term for it; Mercurio Smith had the same curious appeal as an invitation to delve into…

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The Curious Adventures Of Smith And Skarry – a review — Druid Life

The Curious Adventures gets its first review! 😀 You know that immense wave of joy and relief that washes over you when someone looks into your eyes and says “I understand you” ? It’s exactly the same feeling when someone reads a story you’ve written and then writes a review like this… Thankyou Nimue Brown for making my day (yet again!)

Imagine a world in which caffeine and sugar are controlled for being too dangerous. Imagine illicit tiffin dens, land pirates, soup seers, dodgy magicians, and a very quiet gentleman with an octopus friend… and you’re starting to get a feel for the delightfully madcap reality in which Penny Blake’s Curious Adventures are set. It’s great […]

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