“Dearest friend let go of me.”


“Dearest friend let go of me.”A message from Caine to John.

(It is based on my novel, Kith and Kin.)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kith-Kin-Sophie-Bowns-ebook/dp/B01LYS9LHA

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Kith and Kin- ‘The thick frost was setting in.’


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Book Review – Kith and Kin by Sophie Bowns…


In my own little world

I was approached by the writer of this novel and asked if I would review her novel after she read one of my posts on this blog. I informed her I would provide a fair and honest review as soon as I read it.
Downtrodden and disheartened John McGrath, a malnourished eighteen year old cotton mill worker longs to escape the miserable working environment that has suppressed him for years.
Trapped under the tyrannical eye of the factory foreman Mr Hopps, John finds solstice in the wisdom of his best friend and fellow worker Caine Davies, who assures him that times will change.
A refreshing new chapter is offered to John in the form of ladies’ companion, Maira MacWilliams who reinforces his love and trust in others. With his new found confidence a career pathway is opened and better prospects are on the horizon. John’s life will never be the…

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Kith and Kin- teaser 4


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My novel, Kith and Kin is available to buy on Amazon (Kindle) for a small donation of £1. You can buy your copy from the following links-

(UK) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kith-Kin-Sophie-Bowns-ebook/dp/B01LYS9LHA

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Kith and Kin- Maira. (Teaser 3)


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I thought it was time for another little teaser from my novel, ‘Kith and Kin’

You can purchase the Ebook here-

(UK) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kith-Kin-Sophie-Bowns-ebook/dp/B01LYS9LHA

(USA) https://www.amazon.com/Kith-Kin-Sophie-Bowns-ebook/dp/B01LYS9LHA

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© Sophie Bowns 2011-2016

Kith and Kin- another novel teaser. #2


I thought it was high time that I posted another teaser from my new novel, ‘Kith and Kin.’ I am always on the look out for readers and book reviewers. ‘Kith and Kin’ only costs £1 on Amazon kindle which is LESS than a cup of coffee!

You can also view the same image on my Instagram page- https://www.instagram.com/p/BLTJpQbgum-/?taken-by=se_bownsfiction

Blurb-

Downtrodden and disheartened John McGrath, a malnourished eighteen year old cotton mill worker longs to escape the miserable working environment that has suppressed him for years.

Trapped under the tyrannical eye of the factory foreman Mr Hopps, John finds solstice in the wisdom of his best friend and fellow worker Caine Davies, who assures him that times will change.

A refreshing new chapter is offered to John in the form of ladies’ companion, Maira MacWilliams who reinforces his love and trust in others. With his new found confidence a career pathway is opened and better prospects are on the horizon. John’s life will never be the same again, but can happiness have a price?

You can purchase the novel on Amazon- 

(UK) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kith-Kin-Sophie-Bowns-ebook/dp/B01LYS9LHA

(USA) https://www.amazon.com/Kith-Kin-Sophie-Bowns-ebook/dp/B01LYS9LHA

You can also follow my updates on-

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© Sophie Bowns 2011-2016

A chance given


There once was a quirky tailor shop which stood quite alone

It had a sloping roof and a crackling fire; coloured cloth in every tone

This tailor shop seemed lonely for only one soul worked there

And day and night Mr Duce sewed, convinced that no one cared

One day there came a tap at the door and in stepped a malnourished boy

He had spindly arms and sunken cheeks. He was looking to be employed

Mr Duce could only frown. The child stated he had come from the mill

He wanted to chuckle but instead stood back as he leaned on the window sill

This boy had something about him for he seemed gentle and sincere

But there he stood like a timid mouse and appeared to be riddled with fear

Mr Duce took a breath, and with care thought his next sentence through

He nodded, pointing to the bench and told the boy to show him what he could do.

© Sophie Bowns 2011-2016

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This poem is based on my novel, ‘Kith and Kin’ which is available on Amazon for just £1. You can buy it here-

UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kith-Kin-Sophie-Bowns-ebook/dp/B01LYS9LHA

USA https://www.amazon.com/Kith-Kin-Sophie-Bowns-ebook/dp/B01LYS9LHA

 

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© Sophie Bowns 2011-2016

 

 

The broken hearted man


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Once there was a man with a broken heart and eyes which no longer cried

His months of controlled suppression made him start to die inside

This man was not yet old, for he was but twenty eight

But depression was seeking a new victim and trying to control his fate

 

The gentleman with the aching soul decided to change his ways

He could not carry on like this, half stumbling in a daze

He knew he was not the only man who had ever lost a friend

But now he stood all alone as he grasped at life’s tattered ends.

 

This poem is based on my novel, ‘Kith and Kin’ which is available on Amazon for just £1.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kith-Kin-Sophie-Bowns-ebook/dp/B01LYS9LHA

https://www.amazon.com/Kith-Kin-Sophie-Bowns-ebook/dp/B01LYS9LHA

YOU CAN FOLLOW MY WRITING UPDATES ON….

Twitter- https://twitter.com/SE_BownsFiction  (@SE_BownsFiction)

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© Sophie Bowns 2011-2016

 

‘Kith and Kin’- Amazon reviewers wanted!


I am forever on the lookout for people who would be willing to read and review my brand new novel, ‘Kith and Kin’ for me! Here are the Amazon links below!

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kith-Kin-Sophie-Bowns-ebook/dp/B01LYS9LHA

https://www.amazon.com/Kith-Kin-Sophie-Bowns-ebook/dp/B01LYS9LHA

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© Sophie Bowns 2011-2016

 

Absent figures


A younger John-

I had a Mother once, though of her voice I am not aware

I recall the sincerity of her eyes and the way she pinned her hair

I think she had a crimson dress but of the material I am not sure

For too many years have passed now-she is a memory, nothing more

 

I used to have a Father and his name was Matthew McGrath

He was an Irish man and must have practiced a craft

Mr Hopps said he was a drunkard, but that I cannot recall

Sometimes I often wonder if he knew my parents at all.

 

This poem is based on my brand new novel, ‘Kith and Kin’ you can download it from Amazon for a small donation of £1 by clicking on the following links-

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kith-Kin-Sophie-Bowns-ebook/dp/B01LYS9LHA

https://www.amazon.com/Kith-Kin-Sophie-Bowns-ebook/dp/B01LYS9LHA

 

© Sophie Bowns 2011-2016