Eavesdropper – Dawlish Tales from Long Ago


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All profits from this book will go to two charities. AIMS and Snooky Trust.

A.I.M.S. exists to provide support to those families who have children with different needs. It meets every Saturday from 11am to 2pm to provide a safe and fun place for children to play and for their parents to meet, chat and share experiences. If they come once a week, once a month, or just to the outings, it is essential that the families do not lose sight of the fact that it is their group.  Their opinions and enthusiasm mould the group and its direction is guided by their input.

Chris Snook “Snooky” Passed away at the tender age of 27 from a physical illness. His death encouraged his sister to set up The Snooky Trust Charity to be able to help others. If you are Poorly, and aged 18-40 and reside in Dawlish & Devon and suffer from a physical illness please do not be afraid to get in touch with us to see if we can help you.

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Having recently written a fairly comprehensive history of Dawlish from the time of its earliest inhabitants through to the present day, I had plenty of time to think about the lives of the people who lived in the town in days gone by. I have always enjoyed ‘telling tales’ and loved essay writing at school, so I let my imagination run riot to write a series of short stories set in Dawlish in the dim and distant past. Some of them are based on actual events that took place in the town, but I have also created little adventures as well. These may – or may not – have actually happened.

The question was: how could I link the tales so that they became a book in their own right? After much thought, I devised a way that I could travel back in time and become an eavesdropper on various people’s lives. I wanted to give you, the reader, an insight into how Dawlish might have looked over the centuries and how the townsfolk might have lived their lives. It will help you immerse yourself in the stories if you imagine the characters speaking in a broad Devon brogue. Each story is a snapshot in time and I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I have enjoyed writing them.

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Weight0.6 kg
Dimensions25 × 15 × 2 cm


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