Verity Writes Again
Verity Red (veri tyred) is back, with her mischievously wry wit and bad hair days. She still loves a chocolate treat, watching Coronation Street, collecting stray cats that appear on her doorstep, and Christmas gift catalogues that appear on her doormat. Her new love is sending text messages from her mobile phone, and she is going to learn to love jigsaw puzzles.
Verity's diary begins on 1st September, because in previous months, all her precious energy has gone into writing a book (Love & Best Witches) and getting it published. Christmas gift catalogues have started to arrive with the post, and she is looking forward to curling up under a blanket of warm cats, while her fingers do the walking.
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Love & Best Witches
Once upon a time there was a little girl who had a special pen-friend, her auntie Nettie. Auntie wasn't very well because she had an illness called M.E. but she could write lovely letters when her hands didn't ache and she was fun to be with, when well enough for a small visitor, if she hadn't been overdoing it.
Auntie overdid it if she spent too long in the kitchen baking Harry Potter chocolate frog cookies or making magical sparkly lemonade; travelling on her broomstick in cold weather without wearing witchy thermal underwear, or doing spells involving: lots of chanting, anointing, collecting of herbs, picking up heavy goblets, picking up heavy goblins, ringing bells or wand waving.
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Verity Red's Diary
Verity Red’s Diary (or Very Tired’s Diary!) takes you on a journey with Verity as she deals with leading a new and very different life after contracting M.E.
Written with the realism that only real life experience can provide, yet suffused with great wit and a wry humour, Maria Mann had lived with M.E. for over ten years by the time it was published, and spent many of those years writing the book in bed. One reader described the book as, "Bridget Jones meets Adrian Mole", which as a one liner summary always makes Maria chuckle (as indeed you might while reading the book).
Printed copies are becoming more of a rarity as time passes, but it will always be available for Kindle.
Read extracts: Here
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