Growing and Caring for Tomatoes, An Essential Tomato Growing Book

February 14, 2012 in Books, Gardening, Non Fiction

Tomato Growing BookThis new concise guide to growing tomatoes provides all the essential information you need to get you started growing your own tomatoes. It has information on the different types of tomatoes, how to start them from seed, care for them throughout the growing season and produce lots of lovely fresh ripe tomatoes.

The information and tips have been passed down from one generation to another. And the techniques described originate from a time when organic gardening was not a growing trend but a way of life. Putting your own produce on the plate was at one time an absolute necessity and much more than an interesting hobby. For many people that is becoming the reality once more, and growing your own food is a way to ease the burden on the increasing costs of living.

In addition to the essential information on growing tomatoes, you will also find many points of interest describing the origins, history and benefits of tomatoes. A lovely little guide to tomatoes that you will find yourself referring to time and time again.

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Printed Version in Paperback

Smashwords Distributor Listing and Goodreads

Growing and Caring for Tomatoes is also available on Smashwords in multiple formats or if you have a Nook and prefer to purchase from Barnes and Noble then you can purchase and download it using this link: Caring for Tomatoes

Book Extracts

Below are a few short paragraphs from various chapters of the book:

“Vine or cordon tomatoes grow to an indeterminate size, that can be controlled by pruning, and develop trusses as they grow from the bottom to the top of the plant. A truss is an individual cluster of blossom with its own stalk.”

“In its native habitat, the tomato plant was a perennial: one that lasted from one year to the next, and fruited regularly. But this habitat needed to be tropical not temperate. Nowadays the tomato is routinely treated and cultivated as an annual – because most of the world’s population live in non-tropical climes.”

Book Reviews

“This is such a helpful guide to growing tomatoes. As a new gardener I can now see what simple steps I missed last season. I can’t wait to put into practice this year all the tips in this book. And I loved the background information. Great for quiz nights”. Written by Waldo on Amazon

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You can see the author’s profile using this link Brian Stephens – Author

The Happy Hooker: Expat Intrigue – Living with the Enemy in Deepest France

February 3, 2012 in Books, Fiction, Humour

Expat Living France - Jonathan VealeDrink, debauchery and mischief. Yes, a heady mix for the young, but an even more dangerous cocktail for the hundreds of thousands of ‘mature’ Brits who have chosen to make a foreign country their retreat . . . on a permanent basis. In this first of a series of revelations, Jonathan Veale portrays the lives of, we suspect, his friends and acquaintances with a friendly eye and, thank goodness, keeps his own ego and nose out of the equation. As a birdwatcher studies the habitat of the common sparrow, so Jonathan observes the nesting habits of a group of characters who get up to all sorts of mischief. This is a book that should be kept away from mother-in-laws; if they get hold of it, the secrets of an away from it all life will be exposed and the consequences long lasting. What is life really like as an expat? This book reveals all, and teases, amuses and informs with the lightest of touches.

Printed Version

This book is the printed version of Jonathan’s two Kindle books of ex-pat living in France combined. So it is the perfect solution for anyone without an eReader who wants to get hold of his humorous tales of France.

Kindle Versions Volume1 and Volume 2

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The Happy Hooker: Expat Intrigue – Living with the Enemy in Deepest France USA $14.23

The Happy Hooker: Expat Intrigue – Living with the Enemy in Deepest FranceUK £8.99

If you prefer you can purchase the book directly from Jonathan using the link below:

The Happy Hooker – Living with the Enemy in Deepest France – the price of £7.25 includes postage and packing worldwide.

Book Reviews

How welcome to find a book that makes one laugh so much. This is a most entertaining series of intrigues undertaken by members of a local expat community here in France. The characters are quite believable and instantly recognisable as if in our own village. There is a sharp wit that is found throughout each story and a lovely twist by the end. This is not just a run-of-the-mill expat book but a real gem. An ideal Xmas present for unsuspecting francophile friends. I cannot wait for the sequel. Written by Tommo on Amazon

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You can see the author’s profile using this link Jonathan Veale – Author

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