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"Where Words Grow On Trees"

Tahlia Newland runs a really interesting blog site for Indies Authors. Well! I would say that. She has given me a wonderful review for Orange Petals In A Storm. I will be featuring Tahlia soon on Plum Tree Books. The follow-up to Orange Petals In A Storm, Exaltation Of A Rose, will be available shortly. Many thanks Tahlia for the great review!

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About niamh clune

I love to write in childish rhyme I really do it all the time A Doctor and a Nana too 'Tis on the plum tree that I grew! Before we go any further, I must let you into one of my secrets. When I was little, fairies lived at the bottom of my garden. I used to talk or sing to them quietly (as fairies don't like shouting). And when dew covered the grass and made it glitter and sparkle, I knew the fairies were preparing for a shindig! Everyone knows that when dew is on the grass, fairies have their choice of the most beautiful sparkles imaginable. Fairies might wear peony or iris sparkle. They might wear rose or violet sparkle. Boy fairies wear shamrock and shiny breeches of bark be-dewed and made smooth and slithery ~ great for sliding down mole-hills! Fairies always throw parties in celebration of dew, as fairies love nothing more! They drink it, and it makes them giggle! They wear it, and it makes them shimmer. Dew really is the diamond in the fairy-queen crown. Apart from anything else, dew means it is a new day, and fairies love the time before dawn when they can flit and dart ~ flicker and start; hover and whiz ~ zip and fizz; float and flash ~ make-a-dash; tease and prance ~ skip and dance; hurry and scurry ~ all of a flurry; rush and rail ~ skim, speed and sail! The very best Leprechaun fiddlers play the most lively jigs. Elf harpists pluck at your heartstrings and weave magic in verse. Goblins are, by far, the best drummers, whilst meadow sprites have very high, reedy singing voices ~ almost inaudible to all but the very trained musical ear. Usually appearing on percussion are the cobbler gnomes ~ with a-clink and a-clank, whenever needed, and in perfect time. All in all, fairy gatherings are a sight to see ~ for those able to see them. I spent many an early morning dancing to the tunes of the little people. Very soon, they began to trust me, (Fairies seldom trust humans, as humans do very strange things to fairies and to fairyland), but I could dance a fine jig, pirouette often, sing a long song and recite a poem, all of which is of very great interest to fairies. They taught me some of their ancient secrets about bees and butterflies, worms and magic bears who know such an awful lot about everything. They also taught me secrets about science and the sky, and how to grow up into someone who is wise (wise enough to still believe in fairies). I like to share some of those mysteries with boys and girls (and grown-ups who still have magic in them) who are inquisitive but can also keep a secret. Sssssssssh! Promise you won't tell anyone... Are you ready? Now listen well, to the stories I will tell...

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  1. the secret keeper
    November 30, 2012

    her review was so detailed and insightful that I also reblogged to thesecretkeeper. it is inspiring and if I didn’t already own “Orange Petals in a Storm” I would have bought the book the moment after reading her quite descriptive and accurate review about metaphysical literature and magical realism. all of this and more Tahlia Newland wrote in her review about Dr. Niamh Clune’s book. Brava! Niamh. j.k. :-)

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  2. Roisin Penzer (@rozpenzer)
    December 2, 2012

    I love Niamh’s work, she is really talented and a fantastic story teller, I couldn’t put the book down until it was finished and I am waiting with baited breath for the next instalment. Publishers should do well and read her work, why she hasn’t been picked up by the major publishing houses is beyond me. Come on publishers, it’s about time you read her work and get her signed up, she is amazing!

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  3. thiskidreviewsbooks
    December 2, 2012

    What a nice review :) I have a question. What is metaphysical literature? Thank you :)

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  4. ontheplumtree
    December 3, 2012

    Erik! I have described it as, when the invisible world of spirit plays a natural part in our everyday world. If you want the longer version, I have described it more fully (and intellectually) in a previous post: A Definition of Metaphysical Literature in which I explain its origins (which were in poetry).

    Metaphysical Literature is based in philosophy, but is written as simple stories…they are a way of teaching people about different aspects of reality…making them think…and doing it simply. if you would like to read more, my definition is beside this one on this blog. I know how clever you are, so you might like to read it. Today, Metaphysical Literature has morphed into Magic Realism, which is categorised as Fantasy, although, I think this is misleading as it is really much more than that.

    I hope that helps.

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