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My first book for youngsters, “A Frogs' Tale”, was done as a surprise for my Granddaughter Alicia, she and her Mum loved Frogs. She liked it, and so the first book expanded to two books, and now there are five. I called the series “Tales from Wingy Woods”.
Prior to the children’s books, I wrote a book to help interested people, to achieve their goal of obtaining a "Retirement Visa". To Thailand, Oddly enough – I called it -- “How to Retire to Thailand”
As a Part time resident in Thailand; I came across many people wanting to -- or dreaming of -- retiring there. They all faced many problems. Up-to-date and clear answers were difficult to find, and there were and still are, are plenty of 'rip-off' ‘Visa Companies’ in existence.
The charges that the Thai Immigration department makes for a visa are the same for everyone. I contend that no one needs to pay more than those charges. This book shows the way.
I started my working life as an engineering apprentice, and in my time worked on all kinds of Fabrications from Conveyor Systems to Bridges. I progressed into a company that fabricated whole Sugar Factories, and from that company I started out on a 20 year period when I worked overseas in many countries, firstly building Sugar Factories and then Petro-Chemical plants.
Other works that I have written include television scripts, poetry, and lots of songs, none of which have made me rich enough to stop writing.
Shirley de Silva
on July 20, 2011 :
At a family gathering recently my wife partly narrated and partly read this book to five children, ages four to seven. It is a story for little children but that did not detract from the vicarious enjoyment that the older folk experienced watching the total absorption of the little ones in the narration.
The introduction to so many animals was chatty and amusing. The escape from the Eel in particular caught the fancy of the younger kids and many questions were raised by them. They love new experiences and this story gave them all the thrills they needed and at the same time they seemed to realize that there are concerns as well - the Eel.
The author has truly reached a child's world. He should write many more books.
Shirley de Silva
A Frogs Tale (Tales from Wingy Wood)
(reviewed the day of purchase)