review of Book 1


martinbowesI AM ENJOYING the wonderfully descriptive prose of Twill Folk. Indeed it is so beautifully written that I can see and feel the intensity of the colours, the character of the characters, the warmth of the sun etc.

It is hard to imagine that anyone could bring so much colour to words on paper…..wonderful book Amrita.

~ Martin Bowes

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November news

twillflag02Dear Friend of the Twill
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As we are approaching the end of this year, and Christmas will be looming ahead before we can say “Blessed Hollyberry!”, I want to update you on my progress.
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Alas, contrary to my previous expectations, and despite the fact that it is coming on beautifully, the second book of the trilogy will not be published this year, due to unexpected engagements of diverse kinds. In truth, I have to apologise for this slight misinformation and using the word ‘trilogy’.
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For, in fact, I have known, for some while, about the fourth book wanting to come out, in time. And, of late, whenever I get a free moment, it bombards me so ferociously, that I had to give it space on my desktop alongside its predecessors. 
Another one of these diversifications, is working on The Elemental, the script of which predates the birth of the Twill.
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Hand-written in the last days of March and first of April 2012, it rested while I embarked on the Twill journey. In July of the same year it was typed out in Celtx; and in August, accompanied by my sleep-deprived self (there was a street party, right outside the window, going on all night) it travelled to the capital and was registered with Raindance.
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Now I’ve decided to make it into a novel, as well. So I’ve been doing an illustration and the covers, both  to be published on the website soon. (You can have a sneak peak at the unfinished products on Amrita  – Playing with Colour Facebook page.)
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bookcover1500pxTalking about covers, many of you have remarked on the beauty of the first book’s cover, and if you visit the books page (or The Folk of the Twill Facebook page), you can see how it was done.
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And now, the piece de resistance: Until next year, The Folk of the Twill is reduced in price to its bare minimum (as low as Lulu will allow – remember it’s self-published), and the e-book is free. So take a load off your Christmas shopping, for either of them will make perfect gifts for those who want to discover and be immersed in the magic and beauty of the Twill.
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THIS BOOK IS AMAZING! – can’t wait for more! ~ Sarah Neighbour.
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Its language is so rich – it’s a feast – a Rich Golden Feast for Spirit! Really enjoying it! ❤ ~ R.Howard
Bright Blessings,
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~ Amrita
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a new book review


twillflag02I BOUGHT this book for a friend after reading extracts and hearing some of the spoken word. It certainly evokes feelings of a Middle Ages alternate reality where characters seem to appear with hidden messages with a feeling that there is more to be foretold. I like the way the author actually seems to be telling the story as if relating from the time and place itself. An unusual and interesting book especially with the addition of maps etc to help the reader visualise the setting to the fullest. I look forward to the future additions in this series.

~ Blendershender

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another book review


michaelhuntI AM a born and bred Devonshire boy. As I listened to the chapter ‘Of the Tales Told by the Fireside in the Pipers’ I was taken to that place – and it was wonderful! I was in that book, and such were the descriptions that I could hear the creaking door hinges and I could smell the fire.

I love the moors and creaky doors and olde worlde stuff; and I love this book. With its picturesque details and authentic Devonian characters and dialogues it took me right there – to an old pub somewhere on the edge of the moor.

Charming and atmospheric, but realistic and well researched: The author has certainly done the home-work on our folklore.

It is a wonderful book. Fantastic, amazing and wonderful!

~Michael Lewis Hunt

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first book review


twillflag02THE FOLK OF THE TWILL

There is nothing more magical and alluring than this Land of Twill, with its most extraordinary inhabitants. Written in a crystal bright language, you become absorbed into this sparkling world of its wonderful people and events. It’s a land we image, dwelling somewhere end of the rainbow that we’ve always, especially as children, wanted to visit, or even live. I myself have a passion to live there.

The author imagines it for us, the story beginning with Lord Oaken and his emergency meeting in the handsome council chamber hall of Hollyberry Hall with its walls ‘ornamented with bas-relief figures of animals and birds and flowers painted with vibrant colours.’ At this meeting sit, as well as keep entering, a fabulous array of characters, from elves to folk of all descriptions. The Vale of Twill, with it accompanying maps, holds many surprises, for there is a new world here to be discovered…

Mike Penney (published poet, author, singer / songwriter &photographer)

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