Thursday, June 23, 2016

Sneak Peek: Champagne & Lemonade by John A.D. Hickling

A Collection of Short Stories of Mixed Genres for Young, Middle and Old
by John A.D. Hickling
Clink Street Publishing
204 pages

JULY 5th, 2016!!!

Champagne & Lemonade is a delightful collection of eclectic short stories, taking readers on a journey to different times and places, meeting a sparkling cast of well-drawn characters. 
Nibble the fish is desperate to escape his boring old pond.
A new breed of super hero has been born and his name is Bob Cheesecake.
Dumpton Hospital’s staff have a somewhat unconventional approach to looking after their patients.
Robert Hood is on a mission to save modern England.
And just who is the vampire terrorising the neighbourhood from his home at 113A Greenstone Street?
From the quixotic to the poignant, John A. D. Hickling’s wild and whimsical tales fizz with fun and are sure to entertain almost everyone!

One of the delightful tales for younger readers. . .


A family named the Broom's were so poor, they had to share the bath water every night, until their Son Bernie had an idea that just might save the day.
A little later, I was doing the pots after tea, which because we are tight for money was fish finger, chips and peas. And I say fish finger because we only had one each. Mum had gone in the bath and in twenty minutes it would be Dad’s turn, then ten minutes after that it would finally be mine. Now, I don’t like bath time because we can only afford to have one bath between us, and tonight it was my turn for the mucky bath water. 

And here he is. . .
John A.D. Hickling!!!

Proud father and grandfather, and jack of all trades John A.D. Hickling currently lives with his family in Nottingham. A lover of music, especially 60’s rock, John has previously recorded two independent albums, appeared in comedy band Space Cadets on Britain’s Got Talent and is an active member of Masque Productions amateur theatre group. His debut book, Champagne & Lemonade (published by Clink Street Publishing June 5th 2016 RRP £6.99 paperback, RRP £3.99 ebook) is available to purchase from online retailers including and to order from all good bookstores.

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1 comment:

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

The collection sounds unique, and I love the cover. Really intriguing.