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writing by Gail Aldwin and other authors

Unusual connection

on September 25, 2020

I received a direct message on Twitter this week from Rob Casey, a stand up poet, writer and performer who lives in Bridport. He teaches creative writing at Exeter College and is the Bard of Exeter City Football Club. While he was watching the first match of the season for Manchester City (against Wolverhampton Wanderers, Man City won 3-1), he noticed something about the kit that was relevant to me.

Training kit
Away kit

What do you notice? Love a bit of paisley, I do. Indeed I think the tear drop pattern is so great I named my first published book Paisley Shirt. It is a collection of short fiction and the title story is about a Polish man returning to visit a neighbour in the UK who helped to look after him as a child. With twenty-six other stories in this smart, square book there’s a lot of fiction to enjoy. Novelist and short story writer, Maria Donovan kindly endorsed the collection and says the stories are ‘sensitive, surprising, unnerving, tender and crucial.’ It’s easy to get a kindle copy or a paperback by popping over to Amazon. And, if you’re interested, you can read more about the history of the paisley pattern here.

Would you believe it? Just as I post the purchase link to this blog, I was thrilled to discover there’s a new

Rating: 5 out of 5.

review on Amazon for Paisley Shirt:

Some make you smile. Some make you worry. Some make you think. All beautifully written.

It’s gratifying to know that over two years after publication, readers continue to enjoy Paisley Shirt.

One response to “Unusual connection

  1. jim bates says:

    Hi Gail. It’s nice to see you book again. I have a copy and loved every one of these unique and well crafted stories. I highly recommend it to anyone who hasn’t purchased it yet 🙂

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