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Lyrics & Lines

Written under the pseudonym “Carolus”, Lyrics & Lines is a book of poems written circa 1890 – 1900, possibly as a gift to one he had loved and lost.

Love, humour, moralisation and the macabre all come together in a most readable and enjoyable manner.

Who he was, when and exactly where he lived and his age at the time he wrote this book are unknown. That he was a modest man can be gleaned from his description of himself as “a poetaster”. 

Beautifully written; these poems should not only appeal to lovers of poetry but to those who would never normally consider reading verse.

A few lines of verse from four of his poems to give you a flavour:

“Perhaps you will wonder what terrible trouble
Has ended my pleasure as bursteth a bubble;
It pains me to tell you, but briefly ’tis that
My darling canary’s been poached by my cat.”

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“Lift up thy voice my Love and sweetly warble,
Carol a song than nightingale more clear;
Soft let me kiss thy throat as white as marble
That shyly tells thy love into mine ear.”

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“By yonder bridge that spans the Avon 0’er,
Whose mighty arches stretch from shore to shore,
I chanced to wander once in careless wise,
Content alone to muse and moralize-“

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“God’s purpose is unknown, we all are blind.
The way he wishes never can we find;
So that unanswered is the question still,
Why do we live, what purpose great fulfill?”

 

“Lyrics & Lines” by ‘Carolus’ is available in paperback from Amazon at:

Press/Media Contact Details:

Grosvenor House Publishing
Tel. 020 8339 6060
E-mail: info@grosvenorhousepublishing.co.uk

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Ralph and Robort

Ralph is a child genius and loves learning. There’s just one tiny problem! Ralph is being bullied at school by a gang called ‘the crew’. The bullying starts out with some mischievous classroom pranks, but ends up with the crew chasing Ralph home and throwing acorns at him!  Even Ralph’s only real friend, Jim Bob, becomes a little distant because he doesn’t want to be targeted by the bullies.

All is not lost though, as Ralph has a brilliant idea! He plans to make a robot from all the junk that has been dumped at a nearby forest. Ralph wants to use the scrap to create the ultimate robot to teach those bullies a lesson they will never forget!

About the Author:

My name is Nicholas Kasparis and I am 40 years old. I grew up in Clayhall, Essex, and attended Gilbert Colvin Primary school and Caterham High School. After gaining ‘A’ Levels in English Literature, History and Media Studies, I completed a Film Studies degree at Southampton.

I have been a teacher for nearly 20 years. In that time, I’ve taught every age group at Primary and Secondary school, from 4-year olds to 18-year olds. I have also taught an adult creative writing course.

Currently, I’m living in Romford, Essex, and do supply teaching at various Primary schools in my local area. In my spare time, I write, and I’ve got many ideas for future books.

Excerpt from the book:

“Ralph walked along the forest path and there were no conkers being thrown. He breathed a sigh of relief. Maybe the bullies had got bored of following him home. This would be four days that Ralph hadn’t been followed, and three days the crew had bolted out the school gates before him. They could easily have waited for Ralph on the corner, but they hadn’t. Ralph felt safe. He casually walked out the forest and down a long road.

As Ralph walked across a side road, he heard the sound of pounding footsteps. He peered up the road and saw the crew charging towards him – led by Wesley. He was a neck ahead! Panicked, Ralph ran down the road towards his house. He felt the acorns and conkers ping and ricochet of his head, shoulders and the side of his face. Ralph could hear the insults – there was a chorus of “mop head” and “mustard boy” as he fumbled with the keys and slammed the door behind him.”

 

“Ralph and Robort” by Nicholas Kasparis is available in paperback from Amazon at:

Press/Media Contact Details:

Grosvenor House Publishing
Tel. 020 8339 6060
E-mail: info@grosvenorhousepublishing.co.uk

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