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> Roses Of Winter, Forthcoming audiobook is set in WW2 Maryhill and Scotstoun
Murdo
post 24th May 2011, 07:44pm
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My audiobook Roses of Winter is scheduled for release on June 13 at Podiobooks.com. It is being made available as a free download so that anyone who wants to can listen to it.

I spent my early years in a room and kitchen in Scotstoun in the 1950's. Roses of Winter is based to some extent on my family's wartime experiences but is primarily a work of fiction. The story follows the lives of four women whose menfolk work in the shipyards or the Merchant Navy. The book required a great deal of research and interviews and also includes my own direct experience of growing up in Glasgow. I very much want to share this with fellow Glaswegians and am posting this invitation here to listen to the book when it becomes available on June 13.


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post 25th May 2011, 03:05am
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Sounds very interesting Murdo...keep us posted!
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post 25th May 2011, 06:28am
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Sounds great Murdo. Leaving for Europe that day but will certainly download it when I get back. Thanks for the info.


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post 29th May 2011, 10:17pm
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You've got my attention Murdo. My Dad was in the Merchant Navy during the war years and I am always keen to learn anything about life in those days. We lived in Maryhill at the time. I will be leaving for the UK and Europe on the 15th June so will try to catch up with your release before I leave.


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post 15th Jun 2011, 11:50pm
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Thank you all for your interest.

Roses of Winter can be downloaded at http://www.podiobooks.com/title/roses-of-winter/. Its a free download. I hope you enjoy listening and will spread the word.

There is a website for the book at http://www.rosesofwinter.com.

Best wishes!


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post 16th Jun 2011, 12:04am
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Thanks Murdo!
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post 16th Jun 2011, 12:47am
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Thanks Murdo. biggrin.gif


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post 16th Jun 2011, 01:43am
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Can I buy the print edition of the book in Western Canada?
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Murdo
post 18th Jun 2011, 05:35pm
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Roses of Winter will be available soon as an eBook. If there is sufficient demand I would consider making it available as a printed book. The intention behind the audiobook was to stimulate interest in the story and test the potential demand.


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Murdo
post 8th Jul 2011, 08:04pm
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My novel, Roses of Winter, set in World War 2 Glasgow, just became available as an ebook at Amazon.com. I promised to let you know. You can still read it even if you don't own a Kindle. Amazon has a free reader you can download.


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post 9th Jul 2011, 03:29am
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I listened to the first part of this and it was superb. Well done Murdo, you have excelled yourself. I would love to see this in print, something to keep and return to. Many thanks for producing such a heartfelt tale.
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post 13th Jul 2011, 10:00am
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Thank you so much for your kind comments. Writing the book truly was a labor of love. I wanted to tell the story of the working people of Glasgow that I knew when I was growing up there. The book is now available as an ebook on Amazon. If sufficient demand builds then a print version is certainly possible. You can help by spreading the word.


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Murdo
post 13th Jul 2011, 09:45pm
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Based on feedback I have received here I have decided to create a print version of Roses of Winter. This will not happen immediately - there is quite a bit of work involved. I plan to make it available through Amazon. I will let you know when it is ready to be released. I will make the pricing as reasonable as possible. I wrote this book to commemorate my heritage, not get rich.


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Murdo
post 28th Sep 2011, 02:36pm
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Based on suggestions I received on this website, I created a print version of my historical novel Roses of Winter set in WW2 Maryhill and Scotstoun.

The paperback version of Roses of Winter is now available. It can be accessed on CreateSpace at https://www.createspace.com/3652273. It will also appear on Amazon.com within the next day or two. Roses of Winter is also available for libraries and independent booksellers to stock and sell.



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Murdo
post 17th Oct 2011, 12:34pm
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For those of you who asked about the availability of The print version of Roses of Winter, it is now available at various international Amazon sites, including Canada, UK, France and Germany. It is also available at Barnes & Noble online store. Other online sellers are also listing it.

There is quite a variation in price so I suggest you shop around. I have no control over what private sellers charge for the book.


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