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Ten short stories illustrating the pleasures and pitfalls of growing men from beans. How do you get rid of a bean man when he's outlived his usefulness? Why do Emily's men seem to have an aversion to mushrooms? How does 'Spider' know so much about the moon? What's so special about Las Vegas? Find out in 'Grow Your Own Man', a humorous look at the pros and cons of having green fingers.
A collection of short stories loosely linked by the theme of love. Stories of meetings and partings. Stories of hope and loss. Romance, danger, desire and wishful thinking. A little humour, a dash of pathos and a whole lot of love.
The collected stories from the Vertigo Research Labs. How can stairs stop working, when up becomes down? Can something be bigger on the inside than it is on the outside? Jepherson Thomas, janitor at the Vertigo labs, tells all in eleven humorous stories from the world's most unlikely research establishment.
A woman dreams of chameleons every night; a man in an orange jumpsuit finds himself marooned on a featureless plain; the first confirmed message from an extra terrestrial source; a cube with a mind of it's own and a bored space explorer all feature in this collection of eleven sci fi short stories in the old style. No magic, no wizards, no warlocks, no werewolves and not a vampire in sight.
‘Love’ reviewed on Smashwords (March 2019) by H5Bea A surprising selection of "love stories", really illustrating "Aspects of love " in very varied and often surprising tales. Each one "stand alone" a most soothing, comforting way to end my day. Loved it!     ‘Love’ reviewed on Smashwords (March 2019) by JoniH2503  An enjoyable volume of heart warming stories, many with an unexpected twist to finish. These are a perfect length for reading on a bus or train commute or at a lunch or coffee break.Recommended! ‘Vertigo’ reviewed at Smashwords (Jan 2015 by Elizabeth Rowan Keith Barnaby Wilde makes me think. And I have fun doing it. There is nothing typical about Wilde's work. I try to read something from him about once a month. It is easy to recommend.  This book is full of engaging entertainment with an intellectual twist. In one story, a soggy group of underwear-clad physicists are found running down the hall to witness a rare scientific event. It’s hilarious. And it’s entirely the thing scientists would do. Not many people would know that. Somehow, this author does. It makes me wonder if he learned from experience, and keeps a change of clothes at work. ‘Vertigo’ reviewed at Smashwords (Jan 2915) by Tracey Howard A unique collection of short stories based around one central character who tells his tales with gentle humor and good natured acceptance of the truly unusual place he works in. (not to mention the not-so-subtle lessons in science!) I whole-heartedly recommend this read for anyone who enjoys a little fantasy with their physics and a good chuckle with their coffee read!
Ten tales from the Poachers Inn Quiz Team, ‘The Women Furies’. Four men talking rubbish, drinking beer and squabbling with the Poachers Inn Darts Team.
The perfect coronavirus antidote! ‘Grow your own man’ is a quirky yet strangely poignant look at the benefits and pitfalls of trying to ‘grow’ the perfect partner. Broken down into convenient bite-size chapters, the book tells the story of Emily and the amusing events that occur after she replies to a classified ad to ‘grow your own man’. I won’t give any spoilers, but suffice to say that Emily learns a great deal about herself, horticulture, and the outcomes of replying to ‘too good to be true’ advertisements. The book is a lovely twist on the Shirley Valentine quest for the ideal soul-mate that we all experience at some point in our lives. Readers will connect with the book not only on a humorous level, but in the way it raises questions about whether it is better to try to mould our partner into the person we think we want, or rely on chance to connect us with that unique, special one. All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed the book, and will be returning for more of Barnaby Wilde’s witty and thought-provoking stories.
‘Grow Your Own Man’ reviewed on Smashwords (March 2020) by KrystalandDavid
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, beyond the mountains  and across the sea ............... Ten humorous tales about the folk who live in this fairy tale world with a King who is only five foot one and a half inches tall and his daughter, Princess Talksalot, who is six foot ten. For Adults with a childish sense of humour, to make you smile or maybe even laugh out loud.