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RE: 99p from 16-18th But Can You Drink the Water? (droll, witty and utterly British)

Still time to grab a copy before the offer closes Smile
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RE: But Can You Drink the Water? (droll, witty and utterly British) KU

Thanks to everyone who bought a copy when it was on promotion Thanks
If you missed out on the promotion you can still read if for free with KU. Smile
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RE: But Can You Drink the Water? (droll, witty and utterly British) KU

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But Can You Drink The Water? (droll, witty and utterly British)

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Follow the hilarious lives of the naïve Turner family as they emigrate from Liverpool to sunny South Africa. Laugh out loud as they encounter 'crocodiles' on the wall, strange African customs and unintelligible Afrikaans accents. Cringe with them as their visiting in-laws embarrass them in front of their new SA friends.

If you enjoyed Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine, you will recognise Mavis Turner.

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With a droll, witty, utterly British voice, this manuscript tackles playfully and sincerely the age-old fish out of water tale. What sustains this book, however, is the narrative voice, the dry and self-deprecating humor, and the ability of this author to tell a story simply and well. 
Publisher's Weekly reviewer for the ABNA semi-finals

Set in the 1970s But Can You Drink The Water? uses subtle observational humour with an underlying pathos to portray the upsets, hurt and changing family dynamics that emigration brings. 
(The story is based on a 13 part sit-com) . 9

5.0 out of 5 starsA BRILLIANT BOOK FOR LAUGHTER AND MEMORIES
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One word describes this book BRILLIANT. Obvious that the Author Emigrated from UK to RSA. I and my family left Liverpool same as the Author for RSA also in the 70s.Every situation, Every Page related to EXACTLY what happened to ourselves as the Author experienced, even down to when we returned to the UK on Holiday. Both the Wife and I shed tears of Laughter. It brought back many memories. We also had the Wife's Parents out on Holiday and once again we relived the humour and wIt. Even down to the MELBA TOAST. EXCELLENT and once again BRILLIANT. A MUST FOR EVERY Ex Pat to South Africa to read
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RE: But Can You Drink the Water? (droll, witty and utterly British) KU

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RE: But Can You Drink the Water? (droll, witty and utterly British) KU

Jan,having 3000 downloads and ranking 15 in free best seller list is interesting.Can you tell us how you were able to accomplish that?
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(07 Sep 2018 11:12 PM)kayus4321 Wrote: Wrote:  Jan,having 3000 downloads and ranking 15 in free best seller list is interesting.Can you tell us how you were able to accomplish that?
Hi,
I'm afraid that was back in 2012 when there were far fewer books on Amazon and  a freebie garnered loads of downloads. Things have changed hugely and one has to do lots of advertising to find new readers. A freebie now gets me only a few hundred downloads, if that. Sad.
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RE: A fun look at emigration

Great book for people who have emigrated - or intend to.
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