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Re: Whisky from Small Glasses

Postby Govangirl » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:59 pm

WC1, if you have retired, could you not offer your services as a proof reader? Seriously, you have all the skills needed. I personally enjoyed the book but there were mistakes and with you on the author's payroll, it would make a winning team. And you could also throw in a few pats on the back to shut up the old fogies like me! Maybe Mr Meyrick needs to think about this . . . :D
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Re: Whisky from Small Glasses

Postby D.A.Meyrick » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:25 am

I thank WC for his opinions as to the merits of WHISKY FROM SMALL GLASSES.

The Kindle version is taken directly from the first impression of the book, which I admit contains certain errors, some of which are down to me, though many due to poor proofing and less than perfect editing, as WC suggests. I can only apologise; I was not happy with the first edit, though it doesn't appear to have spoiled the enjoyment of the majority of those who have read it, which includes some of UK's leading literary critics.

I welcome any constructive criticism. I read WC's alternative suggestions as to narrative; he may not like mine - I don't like his, especially his over simplistic 'summer breeze' effort. Ultimately, when one's head is above the parapet it is there to be shot at, and every opinion is his or her own, to which they are entitled. Perhaps I was unfortunate to miss the 'renaissance' of The Grammar School under his tutelage; then again, perhaps not - it's a matter of opinion.

The book has just been nominated for the Golden Dagger Award,the most prestigious prize in global crime fiction, which is, in itself a fine accolade. Also, look out for a review in The Times in the next few weeks.

I will look forward to reading WC's book, if he eventually gets time to write one. I am sure it will be every bit as interesting as he is himself.
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Re: Whisky from Small Glasses

Postby Govangirl » Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:24 pm

D.A.Meyrick wrote:
The book has just been nominated for the Golden Dagger Award,the most prestigious prize in global crime fiction, which is, in itself a fine accolade.


Well done and congratulations, a very fine accolade indeed!!! :D
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Re: Whisky from Small Glasses

Postby D.A.Meyrick » Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:27 pm

I must add a quick note about my last post; I have never read the Kindle version of my book, and note that WC is indeed correct about the spelling of Burgh in the The Royal Borough Bar. This has been changed - like much of the spelling and some punctuation - by the publisher, prior publication, and does not appear that way in my original manuscript.



I have alerted Ringwood Publishing- the ball is firmly in their court. I hope it will not detract from your enjoyment.

The great majority of reviews have been overwhelmingly positive - the old story: 'you can't please all of the people , all of the time' :wink:
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Re: Whisky from Small Glasses

Postby numberplease » Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:31 pm

[quote="Govangirl"][quote="D.A.Meyrick"]

The book has just been nominated for the Golden Dagger Award,the most prestigious prize in global crime fiction, which is, in itself a fine accolade.
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Well done and congratulations, a very fine accolade indeed!!! :D[/quote]


May I echo that Mr. Meyrick, well done! And I loved the book.
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Re: Whisky from Small Glasses

Postby bill » Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:47 am

To anyone who may be interested........Denzil Meyrick's latest in the D.C.I. Daley series ,"The Last Witness" which was published July of this year, is in Amazon's Kindle bargain bucket for 99p.
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Re: Whisky from Small Glasses

Postby petewick » Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:27 am

Aye...
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Re: Whisky from Small Glasses

Postby numberplease » Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:23 pm

I bought the book online from Amazon a few weeks ago, another enjoyable read.
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Re: Whisky from Small Glasses

Postby numberplease » Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:30 pm

PS, long time no see Bill!
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