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07 Sep

Blade Runner producer backs Toby Wey

Michael Deeley, producer of The Italian Job, Blade Runner, and The Deer Hunter, among many other films, responded today to The Adventures of Toby Wey: "I have just finished Toby Wey which is thrilling, moving and wonderful in every way - I have had a such a good time reading it!" Thank you, Michael!     ...

31 Aug

McCartneys rave about Toby Wey!

Just had a fabulous interview with Paul McCartney's step-sister Ruth and his step-mother Angie about The Adventures of Toby Wey, which they love ​ If you want to check it out, here's the link. "" Enjoy! PS: And to get the book directly either as Kindle, paperback or Audiobook, from Amazon, here's the link to that too:  ...

28 Jul

Amazing review for The Adventures of Toby Wey from The Online Book Club

“The Adventures of Toby Wey, written by Gavin Scott, is a spellbinding historical adventure novel set in the early 19th century. It blends historical events with a tale that is nothing short of mesmerizing. From the very first page, the action simply doesn’t quit, and even the slower scenes simmer with intrigue. A magnificently crafted coming-of-age story and a gripping tale of adventure and triumph against long odds that I can definitely see myself rereading many times in the future.”  ...

20 Jul

Enthusiastic reviews for Toby Wey

More critic praise for The Adventures of Toby Wey, my romantic coming-of-age adventure set in pre-Victorian England, featuring Charles Dickens and the birth of the railways. “Loved it! The wonderfully told story of Toby Wey, who from humble origins has an adventurous, character-filled life, surviving by living on his wits. Always entertaining and full of adventure, this is just the sort of story that I would want my boy to read. Highly enjoyable.” Rachel Deeming, Reedsy Discovery * “Reminiscent of Huck Finn, The Adventures of Toby Wey is an exceptional read … a story...

11 Jul

Small Soldiers turn 24

Congratulating great director Joe Dante on the 24th anniversary of "Small Soldiers", in which he turned my first-produced movie into something wonderful. Thank you Joe! And thank you Steven Spielberg, for bringing a great cast and director together to make a newcomer's Hollywood dream come to life. ...

02 Jul

History of the World in Soundtrack Albums 69-30BC

Cleopatra was Queen of Egypt and its last active ruler from 51 to 30 BC. As Wikipedia reports, she was a descendant of its founder Ptolemy I Soter, a Macedonian Greek general and companion of Alexander the Great After her death, Egypt became a province of the Roman Empire. Her native language was Greek, bug she was the only Ptolemaic ruler to learn Egyptian. When her father died in 51 BC, Cleopatra reigned jointly with her brother Ptolemy XIII, but a falling-out between them led to open civil war .After...

30 Jun

History in Soundtrack Albums Part 7: 73BC

As Wikipedia reports, Spartacus was a Thracian gladiator who was one of the escaped slave leaders in a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic. He came from Thrace, present day south-western Bulgaria, and was trained at the gladiatorial school near Capua as a heavyweight gladiator called a murmillo. These fighters carried a large oblong shield and used a sword with a broad, straight blade. In 73 BC, Spartacus led 20 slaves in a daring escape, using kitchen utensils and seizing several wagons of gladiatorial weapons and armour. They defeated...