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What's New

on Tom East's BENYBONT Site as at June 2024?

What's New on the Benybont Site?

BENYBOOKS launched with the publication of CHECKPOINT. This is a way to get a FREE eBook from KOBO or elsewhere.  The second and third volumes, THE LAKE and PINKO POLEMICS,  are also available FREE or at bargain basement prices, dependent on whether you get it from KOBO or somewhere else. A fouth volume, this one focusing on speculative fiction, will appear in July.

Meanwhile, there will be a
FREE eBook available on 21st June and for a few days afterwards. This will be The Charge of the Light Verse Brigade, Click HERE for details.

The third  BENYBOOK , PINKO POLEMICS includes some of the former content of  PINKO PROSE. A third new piece was added last month, a 'straight' update  on the currently hot issue of  John Major Balls-ups Railway Set 

Our 'Government' pretends not to notice that is a hot issue, but YOU will if you're a rail user. Don't get too hot under the collar if you read it on a train journey. The newest piece on this section is a review of James O'Brian's topical How They Broke Britain
 . Good pre-election reading? The third addition will be on the subject of political history. I think it unlikely that all will agree with what it says. 

This page, which was new in February, 2024, gives the true story of the impact of the early Industrial Revolution on the life of one woman and her family.

THE KA OF STEPHEN CHARLES is Tom East's ELDRITCH novel, the third volume in the ELDRITCH SERIES. This was available in July 2023. There were two earlier volumes in the ELDRITCH COLLECTIONS. These are both available as paperbacks and eBooks.

This is an unsparinging first-person account of my endeavours to rebuild a life over a period of 23 years (and counting, I hope). The only promise I can make is that it's not a 'poor me' piece of writing, but I hope there is something in the book that will be useful to those who have suffered any kind of stroke themselves and those close to them.

LP Hartley, in The Go Between said ‘The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.’ The key word here is differently. In the nineteen-fifties, the time when most of the events in A Fifties' Childhood took place, things were certainly different. Not worse and not better, simply different. We should not to look back through rose-coloured glasses, nor yet though darkly tinted shades.

Like a bit of controversy? Judas Iscariot is hardly mentioned in the Bible. There are even two versions of his death. Essentially, he is a cipher for all things bad rather than a person.

But what if his real role was altogether more significant? What if he was nothing less than the writer of the earliest gospel? And what if fragments of the manuscript were found in what is now Iraq, on the eve of the Western invasion in 2003?

Tommy's War: July, 1914, has many strands. Some may see it as primarily a speculative fiction story, others as a romance across the rigid social divisions of the early Twentieth Century. Still others will see it as a family story crossing the generations or as a historical novel (characters include real people as diverse as Queen Victoria and Charlie Chaplin). It can be read as an adventure story. In fact, it is all of those things. Like The Greenland Party, this has a separate part of the website devoted to a few facts about historic and factual matters. This is extensive and includes a number of features not directly connected with the novel, like an eclectic selection of war poetry.  There are some new additions to that part of website for this book, especially for those who are interested in the real people in the book, and for those who know  Greenford.

Tom East Benybont Site: What's New at September, 2023
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