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Reply CharlesGlisk
12:23 AM on August 22, 2017 
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Reply takingsky
4:21 AM on September 18, 2014 
Thanks Tim for this lovely comment. I'm glad you liked YDHTS. I know Charlie and will pass the comment on to him. There are other Tindal St writers you might be interested in: http://tindalstreetfictiongroup.com/about/tsfg-members/
I also have an earlier book you might like (although it's available on kindle only now):
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Taking-Doreen-Out-Alan-Beard-ebook/dp/B00
BEYZ47A/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1411028102&sr=1-4&keywords
=alan+beard
Best wishes, Alan
PS Sandy's left now!


Tim Wright says...
I was looking at books on Amazon recently when I came across 'You don't have to say.' Having made the purchase I was in for a couple of surprises. First surprise: I have very probably met Alan. I attended Birmingham City University from 2005 to 2008, practically lived in the library, and took a particular shine to a pretty Canadian librarian called Sandy. The second surprise was just how similar Alan's writing is to that of Charlie Hill, another tremendous 'Tindall Street writer.' Alan, you're a great writer. YDHTS stood out from all the other books I peeked inside on Amazon. It was the originality of your voice that appealed to me. Everything else seemed a little pale and spiritless.
Reply Tim Wright
10:56 AM on September 10, 2014 
I was looking at books on Amazon recently when I came across 'You don't have to say.' Having made the purchase I was in for a couple of surprises. First surprise: I have very probably met Alan. I attended Birmingham City University from 2005 to 2008, practically lived in the library, and took a particular shine to a pretty Canadian librarian called Sandy. The second surprise was just how similar Alan's writing is to that of Charlie Hill, another tremendous 'Tindall Street writer.' Alan, you're a great writer. YDHTS stood out from all the other books I peeked inside on Amazon. It was the originality of your voice that appealed to me. Everything else seemed a little pale and spiritless.
Reply takingsky
4:00 AM on February 19, 2014 
Hi Dan,
I am interested - I'll chase this up via the website..
thanks, Alan


Hi Alan,

I'm Dan Peacock, an intern working for MMU's Department of Contemporary Arts - Robert Graham pointed me in your direction. The University is launching a new literary prize this year, the MMU Novella Award (more details @ http://www.cheshire.mmu.ac.uk/novella/). We're hosting a 'Featured Novella' series of articles by established writers, short pieces that focus on the writer's favourite novella and why it's their favourite, its importance, why others should read it, etc. We already have several writers on board, notably Alison Moore and Jenn Ashworth:
http://mmunovellaaward.wordpress.com/category/featured-novella/

Would you be interested in writing one of these for us? We'd be happy to link back to any social media pages, websites or books of your choosing at the bottom of the article. If you'd be interested in this, please let me know and I can provide more details.

Regards,
Dan
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Reply Dan Peacock
9:19 AM on February 18, 2014 
Hi Alan,

I'm Dan Peacock, an intern working for MMU's Department of Contemporary Arts - Robert Graham pointed me in your direction. The University is launching a new literary prize this year, the MMU Novella Award (more details @ http://www.cheshire.mmu.ac.uk/novella/). We're hosting a 'Featured Novella' series of articles by established writers, short pieces that focus on the writer's favourite novella and why it's their favourite, its importance, why others should read it, etc. We already have several writers on board, notably Alison Moore and Jenn Ashworth:
http://mmunovellaaward.wordpress.com/category/featured-novella/

Would you be interested in writing one of these for us? We'd be happy to link back to any social media pages, websites or books of your choosing at the bottom of the article. If you'd be interested in this, please let me know and I can provide more details.

Regards,
Dan
Reply Alan Beard
11:01 AM on January 24, 2014 
Hi Martin C, thanks for the comment! Yes my first book is available on kindle: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Taking-Doreen-Out-Alan-Beard-ebook/dp/B00
BEYZ47A/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1390579157&sr=1-4&keywords
=alan+beard

My second (which includes 'Background Noise') is available in print format from amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/You-Dont-Have-Alan-Beard/dp/1906994129/re
f=la_B0034OHGFQ_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1390579219&sr=1-1

I'd love to know what you think.
Alan
Reply Martin C
4:49 PM on January 20, 2014 
Just finished reading "Background Noise". Love it!
I´m not a "reader" kind of guy, but sometimes I find stuff like yours and become utterly obsessed.
Was wondering if you sell on amazon/kindle? Would love to read more of your stories.

Cheers from Lima, Peru.
Reply takingsky
11:02 AM on March 2, 2012 
John Saul says...
Hello Alan

I just came across a kind mention by you in 'GoodReads', being positive about my work. Thanks! I'm still writing, though the book publisher route is getting harder than ever (and unfortunately there isn't the network like the Tindal Street group down this way (Suffolk)). I'm now getting 'You don't have to say' from the library and looking forward to reading it.

Best wishes to you
John

John Saul, Woodbridge


Hi John nice to hear from you. I like your stuff and wish you well. You've got stuff coming out from SALT I see. Hope you like 'You don't have to say'.
Best, Alan
Reply John Saul
6:42 AM on March 2, 2012 
Hello Alan

I just came across a kind mention by you in 'GoodReads', being positive about my work. Thanks! I'm still writing, though the book publisher route is getting harder than ever (and unfortunately there isn't the network like the Tindal Street group down this way (Suffolk)). I'm now getting 'You don't have to say' from the library and looking forward to reading it.

Best wishes to you
John

John Saul, Woodbridge
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