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Special Offer for Toby Wey

As a special promotion, The Adventures of Toby Wey is now available free for a short time via Kindle Unlimited. And if you're thinking about Christmas presents, you can now order it in hardback!...

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!     ...

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. "https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?height=314&href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fdrangiemccartney%2Fvideos%2F1046923372601573%2F&show_text=true&width=560&t=0" Enjoy! PS: And to get the book directly either as Kindle, paperback or Audiobook, from Amazon, here's the link to that too: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B6XPSQJV?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860  ...

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.”  ...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

The New Party Night

According to The Times, WFH has made Wednesday evenings the new party night. "Wednesday is the new Thursday, and Thursday the new Friday, say bar owners." But my question is - What about Monday? Can it become the new Sunday? This is going to get difficult. #WFH ...

Absolutely Anything streams on Amazon Prime

  Absolutely Anything, the movie I wrote with Terry Jones of Monty Python, is now available free on Amazon Prime. Check it out if you like Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Eddie Izzard, Joanna Lumley, Rob Riggle, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Pythons in alien suits. Oh, yes, and Robin Williams as the cute dog. #montypythons #simonpegg #katebeckinsale #robriggle @Sanjeev Bhaksar #eddie izzard #joannalumley #robinwilliams...

Word Art at the Bergamot Center

Just We went to an excellent open day at the Bergamot Centre, a bunch of galleries in an old Santa Monica freight station, where we discovered James Griffith, who combines words and images that delight the eye and brain simultaneously. Hats off, Mr Griffith.#jamesgriffith #modernart...

Toy Sculptures as NFTs

I've decided to experiment with selling iterations of my toy sculptures as NFTs. If you'd lie to check out the first one, go to https://opensea.io/assets/0x495f947276749ce646f68ac8c248420045cb7b5e/72751523873704979039662702287308917473372878656024583218538352489972749041665 [caption id="attachment_2140" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Magic[/caption]...

Roman Reactors

Boris Johnson is planning to “solve” the climate crisis by filling the UK with new nuclear power stations. But if the Romans had built reactors in Britain 2,000 years ago we would still be trying to figure out how to deal with the radioactive waste, because it lasts, effectively, forever. And if the Russians ever attacked British reactors as they did in those in the Ukraine, this small island would be facing an irreversible national disaster. Without the technology to safeguard nuclear waste and protect reactors from attack, building new atomic power...