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A children’s book about friendship, courage, ability, understanding and not judging others


This is a charming children’s tale aimed at two- to six-year-olds.

The main character is a fish that goes on a journey in search of his family. On the way he meets different types of fish, who he befriends and they form their own unique family.

Wensum has a few close encounters; one with a human who is fishing and Wensum is caught, and the other with one of his fears, a giant pike known for eating other fish. But together they stay strong and reach his family.

Excerpt from the book:

“Hello my name is Wensum. I’m a fish and I live in a river on the Norfolk Broads. I want to tell you about my big journey and how I found my family. You see it’s not easy being a fish. There are lots of scary and challenging things you must do. I remember being a small egg floating in the weeds at the side of the river bank and before you know it, I hatched. Wow, I felt so big, but small at the same time. You see, living in a river is a big lesson; learning what’s safe and what’s not. At first, I was with lots of other small roach the same age, but as you get bigger you find yourself exploring things you never knew were there.

That’s when it happened; I swam too far away from my family and friends. Before I knew it, I was too far downriver and was amongst bigger fish.  I met a chub called Harry. Harry was funny. He had a wide mouth and was scared of everything. Harry saw me and saw I was alone. He took me under his fin and showed me how to look after myself.”

Amazon review of the book:

peter evans

5.0 out of 5 stars Great read and pictures

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 November 2021

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“Great well-presented book aimed at the right age group. The illustrations are just right and not overdone.  My grandchildren loved the book and the pictures.  I look forward to a follow up.”

A Roach Called Wensum” by Tom Baird is available in paperback at:

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English Football and my (very small) part in it

For anyone who loves endless discussions about the beautiful game

“When reading this book one can feel the frustration, dedication and fervour the author has for football. That resonates from first page to last, continually pulling the reader along into the highs and lows of football across continents and most assuredly on his home soil.”

“The writing is done with a strong personality tone and passion that connects with the reader as if the author and reader were sharing a pint and ranting away happily on a rainy afternoon in the local pub.”

“Overall, it was a good read and will keep the reader turning pages to read more.”

Excerpt from the Book:

“The 1990 World Cup confirmed Gascoigne as an outstanding international player, another one that you could build a team around. But that team could not be built, due more to Gascoigne himself than the indifference of managers, as he spent much of the next four years injured and unavailable. Without his mercurial ability to make something out of nothing and raise those around him, England were poor again, being eliminated from the 1992 European Championships at the group stage and not even qualifying for the 1994 World Cup.

The combination of the 1996 European Championships being played at home (without need for qualification) and a return to the centre of things by Gascoigne led to a very good performance by England, who were knocked out on penalties in the semi-final by eternal adversaries Germany. Gascoigne’s two-touch goal against Scotland in that tournament was a worthy challenger to Hoddle’s and cemented his reputation as one of the greatest England players of all time.

But sadly, between 1974 and 1998, England failed to qualify for the finals of three out of six World Cups, seemingly unable to change the direction they had been travelling in for nearly a century. And there remained an appearance of there being no plans to improve the top to bottom coaching system that produced mostly mediocre players and teams at international level.

These two great players had made it to the top, despite the system, not because of it!

Another 24 wasted years.”

English Football and My (Very Small) Part In It” by Stephen Hawkins is available in paperback at:

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New Generation Publishing
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