Friday, 19 September 2014

Love has no need of reasons. If there were reasons, it wouldn't be love. The same applies to Blues.

"'Blues has been important to me since I was 8.  When asked why - I have no answer.  That's not to say that I can't provide a welter of evocative statements. 'I could give reasons - but they'd be as meaningless as explanations as to the why of 'why I love my wife'.  Love has no need of reasons.  I have the feeling that if there were reasons, it wouldn't be love.  The same applies to Blues.'."

p227-228, an odd boy - volume one, Doc Togden, Aro Books worldwide, 2011, ISBN 978-1-898185-20-8

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Forthcoming publication - an odd boy - volume three

We have reached the final stages of the production of Volume Three of an odd boy by Doc Togden. It should be available for sale within a few weeks.

Volume Three of an odd boy tells of the foundation course at Farnham Art School from ’70 to ’72. At Hatch Mill—the warren of wonders—the author steps out of time into a world of creative camaraderie where every meeting is a scene from a surrealist play. ’72 marked the end of the ’60s gestalt. 

 Before the final curtain call however, a tumult of bizarre scenes tumble across the panchromatic stage: strange liaisons with transient heroes and heroines of the lost time; the Farnham Blues Festival; and, ‘the religion of Art’ entwined with burlesque love stories. He meets with Liverpool Poets – Adrian Henry and Roger McGough. Poetry and oil painting co-mingle with loves won and lost. He finds himself—for a bare month—as a rising star on the British Blues scene – but with the death of Jimi Hendrix, it’s the end of an era. He steps off the stage, takes to the road – and arrives, ironically, at the ever-familiar crossroads. 

See also Volume One and Volume Two

Friday, 12 September 2014

Lulu and Zazzle Promotions

We sell our books via Lulu and our artworks via Zazzle. From time to time, both of these organisations have promotions where you can receive a significant discount. Usually the offers are in the form of coupons which can be used when you check out of the store.

A friend recently told us of the method that they use to find these promotions. If you search for 'lulu promo code' or 'zazzle promo code' you can discover what is currently on offer.

Click on the links below to find out the current offers before visiting the shops. You may need to play with the details of the search to find offers in your country e.g. by using a local search engine.