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Love of maths turns to words
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Last edited: Monday, December 15, 2008
Posted: Monday, December 15, 2008

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Article from the Thanet Gazette, Nov 2008

A FORMER teacher from Chatham House has published the first of four fantasy adventure novels.

 Martyn Croft, who taught maths for 25 years at the Ramsgate school, only took up writing in December.

 After just 44 days he had written his first of four adventure stories set in a seaside town in 1962.

 The book, titled The Fantastic Journey, tells the story of two 12-year-old boys who buy a mysterious object with magical powers.

Mr Croft said: "The idea came from one of those stories that we used to make up at university. I took up writing after moving to Sutton-on-Sea , in Lincolnshire.

Mr Croft explained that his family and friends have all read the book and thoroughly enjoyed it.

 The former teacher, who retired last year, hopes his work may inspire other people who have finished work to discover the joys of writing.

The Fantastic Journey was published in August. It is available online from www.arimapublishing.com at £9.50


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Reviewed by Terry Robertson 1/14/2009
That is amazing writing a book in a little more than a month, particularly a first book. I look forward to reading your work. I have perused your site, read excerpts from your 4 part fantasy series. Fascinating read (what little teaser you gave us). I to am a member of this fine circle of people and am enjoying success on the site. My book went to #3 for a short period, and as the author states, "I don't know if that spells success" to paraphrase him. I'd like to know myself! Excellent introduction in what I hope will be a very successful series of books. I think the world is about "Harry Pottered Out" at this point. We need new blood in the fantasy genre and Mr. Croft could just be the candidate.

Blessing
Terry D. Robertson
author of FILL MY EYES
and the upcoming THE BACKSIDE OF YESTERDAY
upcoming poetry book BROKEN WINDOWS, EMPTY SPACES



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