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Alex Mayberry

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BOOKS

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Kindle

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Paperback

Yes. No. Sorry. I love you.

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Letters to Madame

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REVIEWS
"Yes. No. Sorry. I love you."

Great First Novel

I really enjoyed this gentle but moving story. It's straightforward style draws you in quickly and you soon feel that you know the characters and can see them vividly. Humorous in a true to life way, it naturally leads you into the life and relationships between the central characters and gradually on to a new understanding between them. You are left feeling good after reading, and somewhat reflective on your own life and relationships. Well worth a read if you have a spare hour - and who doesn't during lockdown. Great first novel.

Highly Recommend

Such a beautiful story, not to mention, so well written. From the descriptives to the dialogue, it all flowed brilliantly. Although I’m not a family man, that didn’t stop me getting roped into these peoples lives that practically jumped off the page. A story that can get deep but knows when to be funny and certainly wouldn’t be out of place on stage or on the screen. Highly recommend.

UK AMAZON REVIEWER

(5 STARS)

UK AMAZON REVIEWER

(5 STARS)

More. Yes. Please. Thank You.

A rather greedy knee-jerk observation perhaps, however, although this first novel provides, acute, relatable observations, tender screenshots and moments of self reflection, it is perhaps a tad short (I know it’s a short story) on content for the huge topics it dips it’s toe into. The author has a great eye for observational detail and character development, allowing his unknowns to rise from the pages and quickly become relatable, familiar friends to the reader. The swift conversational written style, aids this familiarity, however, as it reels you into and makes you care about the tricky relationships between Father/Son, Husband/Wife and Man/Life, it leaves you (well it did me) somewhat hungry for more; a beautifully presented, tasty serving, however, I had hoped for a larger portion. A very good start from the talented Mr Mayberry, that in a mere 140 pages, provides clear evidence of his potential, albeit here we appear to have only scratched the surface. Highly recommended and I look forward to the next offering from this author. More. Yes. Please. Thank You. 

A Charming (and Wise) Story That Will Make You Smile

I do not read a lot of fiction these days. I read this particular book because I had the pleasure of interacting with the author in a Facebook writing group. He was kind enough to read my first book. I wanted to repay the same favor. I didn't realize what a treat his book would be. This book if perfect for fathers and sons. This book is perfect for husbands and wives. It is a book that will warm your heart and remind you about what's really important in life. Love is and always will be--- a checkmate.

US AMAZON REVIEWER

(5 STARS)

Beautifully written

This book made me laugh and cry. A poignant story of love and relationships, written beautifully. I highly recommend this book. It makes you appreciate the power of love and family.

UK AMAZON REVIEWER

(5 STARS)

Heart Warming Book

Would highly recommend this lovely book... Really easy to read and gives you a nice warm feeling.

UK AMAZON REVIEWER

(5 STARS)

Great Read

This book had my emotions all over the place from laughing to sadness. Brilliantly written and plenty of relatable scenes.

UK AMAZON REVIEWER

(4 STARS)

Normal Life Conversations

A MUST READ! This is not my typical genre to read, but this is the type of story that anyone can read. Whether you're in to romance, comedy, etc, this book is for you. It's an easy read and flows very nicely. The chapters that impacted me most was 7 & 11.

 

I laughed, I cried, I learned, and I kept reading. I felt I could relate to a lot in this story. It's everything that we all think about. Such a GREAT read for the everyday type person.

US AMAZON REVIEWER

(5 STARS)

A Slice of Life Affirming Magic

What a wonderful read this was. It's got a quirky and original style, with creative formatting and consisting almost exclusively of dialogue. It was full of wisdom and thoughtful insights through the voice of Adam's father, Tony, as he explores complex themes through the medium of Adam's struggles. The characters are vivid, and the story is written beautifully, drawing the reader in from the outset. Overall, this is a slice of magic. For a debut novel, it's a wonderfully distinctive and life affirming read, with a poignant and meaningful end. Can't wait to read more by this exciting new author!

UK AMAZON REVIEWER
(5 STARS)

UK AMAZON REVIEWER

(5 STARS)

A Wonderful Read by a Talented Writer

This was a great, short read. It engaged me quickly and the story felt really natural and relatable. I warmed to the characters immediately and the dialogue made me laugh, smile and I felt moved at times of gentle emotion.
The book is a really simple concept, written in a perceptive, intelligent way that made me feel immersed in the scenarios. I love this style of writing, it’s poignant, natural and real. I would enjoy seeing this book as a theatre production and visualised the scenes as I read. Highly recommended!

UK AMAZON REVIEWER
(5 STARS)

 
 

BIO

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Hi, I'm Alex.

I live and work in County Durham, in the UK.

In November 2020, I was very proud to not only have publish my first story, 'Yes. No. Sorry. I love you.' but the fact that people loved the story and characters. Wonderfully, readers wanted more, so I've been working on that in the months since, along with getting to grips with social media and self promotion. Happily, I've met many kind and generous people, other new authors, as well as people who simply love to read, which has been both eye opening, and encouraging.

Writing has not only lead me to create more, with a soon to be published second novel 'Connecting the Doubts', and my first poetry book, 'Letters to Madame', but also read more. There are so many talented people out there, and it is truly a joy to count myself as part of that creative community.

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