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Tales from the Retirement Home [Kindle Edition]

Michael Allen

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  • Length: 36 pages
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Book Description

Looking for the best in modern fantasy? Look no further. Tales from the Retirement Home contains two short stories from the award-winning English writer Michael Allen – 'a master of the weird and wonderful'.

Mr Wilberforce, aged 108, discovers that he should have died some time ago. Fortunately the angel of death proves to be a true gentleman; but can he and Mr Wilberforce resolve the problem?

Miss Sashburn, a resident in the same retirement home as Mr Wilberforce, is a mere 103. But, as she explains, she has lived a long and charmed life as a result of a favour that she did to the fairies, many years ago.

These two stories are also available as separate Kindle ebooks. Here you get two for the price of one.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 110 KB
  • Print Length: 36 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008TAY7QQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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More About the Author

Michael Allen is best known for writing popular mainstream fiction, and he's been doing it successfully for more years than he cares to remember. (Actually his first novel was published in 1963.) Here are some quotes from reviews of his work:

'Absolutely first class' The Bookseller
'Solidly constructed' New York Times Book Review
'A pleasing narrative style' Daily Mail
'Beguiling entertainment' Kirkus Reviews
'Don't miss it' The Observer

These days, Michael publishes all his new work in Kindle format. Much of his earlier work is now out of print, and some of the printed books listed on Amazon are only available secondhand; but most of this earlier output will gradually be republished in Kindle versions. In addition, there are some brand-new publications, listed on Amazon Kindle for the first time anywhere. To take a look at Michael's output and see what appeals to you, click on the Kindle category below and scroll down.

Michael Allen is also known for his practical books for writers:

How to Write a Short Story that Works
The Truth about Writing
On the Survival of Rats in the Slush Pile

From 2004-07, Michael wrote a daily blog, the Grumpy Old Bookman. Still available online, this contains over one million words of essays, book reviews, and useful information for writers. Michael has recently reopened the blog for occasional reviews, news, and opinion pieces.

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