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Friday, March 30, 2012

Musical Impressions 3: Patsy Collins

I told you today's Musical Impression was a special celebration didn't I? That's because Patsy Collins today became a published novelist, and I'm so happy to be able to help her celebrate.

For those of you that don't know Patsy, (and even if you do), here is a brief introduction to her. I swear, this is my favourite video on youtube. Watch it if you're down, I defy you not to smile!



 Now, on to the story. Constructive criticism not needed on this one because it's OUT TODAY! (I may have mentioned this already). There are two songs again this week, one that was just made for this story, and one which, as Patsy herself says, pretty much sums up how Leah feels about both the men in her life at different times.

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Escape to the Country
Leah is accused of a crime she didn't commit. Dumped by Adam, the man she planned to marry, she escapes to Aunt Jayne's smallholding in the Kent village of Winkleigh Marsh. Heartbroken and homeless, she strives to clear her name and deal with her emotions.
Jayne treats Leah's unhappiness with herbal remedies, cowslip wine and common sense in equal measure. In return Leah works hard for the delicious home-cooked meals they share. She wrestles with sheep, breaks nails and gets stuck in the mud - learning as much about herself as she does about farming. Soon Leah is happy milking cows, mucking out pigs and falling halfway in love with Duncan, a dishy tractor driver.
Back in London, steps are being taken to investigate what's happened to the missing money. It looks as though the real embezzler must soon be unmasked and Leah will have to chose between resuming her old life or starting a new one.
That's when her problems really start.



Lyrics here


 Lyrics here

52 comments:

  1. I was half-expecting 'I've got a brand new combine harvester' lol!!

    Your choices are much better than my suggestion :-)

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    1. Heh, I'm a tiny bit disappointed I didn't think of it :-)

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  2. I loved the video of Patsy - gave me a great big smile. The book sounds fab - definitely an addition to my TBR - and I love the song choices - loving that you have 2 as well - works brilliantly!

    I haven't heard that fist song in YEARS!
    Laura x

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    1. Patsy's video is guaranteed to make me smile :-)

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  3. Her video is so funny. Like a little kid!

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  4. Enjoyed the video and the songs. Good luck with the book.

    Yvonne.

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  5. Yay! I loved Patsy's YouTube
    Hope the book does amazingly

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  6. Thank you for doing this, Sarah. Great song choice.

    Thanks everyone for your good wishes.

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  7. Wow, Sarah, you always come up with songs I've never heard of. Good choices here.

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    1. I have to give full credit to Patsy for the second one. She knows her characters :-)

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  8. Patsy is a really good skipper, isn't she? I love skipping - it's one of those things you don't forget how to do, like riding a bicycle. Congratulations to Patsy! I enjoyed the videos, too. The first one reminds me of the Beatles:)

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    1. I've got a confession to make. After I read your comment, I went and skipped in the back garden to make sure I could still do it!

      You're in the right era with The Beatles, it's actually a Cliff Richard cover :-)

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  9. I have this book on my TBR list. Thanks for reminding me it's out today.
    Congrats to Patsy!

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    1. Hope you enjoy it if you manage to grab it :-)

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  10. Loved the short pitch! Hadn't heard of this book... Thanks for sharing, Sarah! ;)

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  11. Good luck to Patsy, hope the book goes well! Enjoyed the videos, by the way Sarah, I would like you to accept a Versatile Blog Award!

    CarolynBrown-Books

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    1. Thank you kindly, it's appreciated :-)

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  12. Congrat Patsy and I loooooooove Eurythmics ;)

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  13. 'Patsy is a really good skipper' - can I keep that quote, Lady Gwen? I'm sure I'll be able to use it somewhere.

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  14. Congrats Patsy. Looks super.

    ........dhole

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  15. Hey Sarah, I know you've already been tagged and all, but one more tag couldn't hurt now, could it?

    michaelabayomi.blogspot.com/2012/03/versatile-blogger-award.html

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  16. Sarah - Wonderful choices of songs, as ever :-) :-). And congratulations to Patsy! That is wonderful news! It sounds like a terrific read and I wish you well, Patsy!

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    1. Thanks Margot, and it really does sound like a good read doesn't it?

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  17. Oh! I love book birthdays!!!! Congrats to Patsy!!

    And the songs were awesome :D

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  18. Cute video on having her first novel published. I guess that's how we all feel when our first book is published!

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  19. There is a little kid in all of us. She is still very young and a great acheivement at that.
    I did not realize that they had more records. I only new of sweet dreams. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I agree, she's done a great job.

      And you should check them out on youtube, they had quite a few hits.

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  20. Congratulations Patsy!

    And all three of those videos made me smile. :)

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  21. This is one of my favorite videos on YouTube, ever. Patsy is wonderful and funny. I've seen her around the blogosphere and I love her writing.

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    1. Oh mine too Melissa, it's a perfect mood lifter :-)

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  22. Thanks for all the comments - especially from the people who think I'm young!

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  23. Ha ha - that squee video was adorable! Congrats to Patsy!

    A-Z @ Elizabeth Twist

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  24. It's always exciting when someone gets published. It seems to me that the great thing about the writing community is we are excited for others success!

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  25. Thanks.

    Josh you're right - I've had nothing but good wishes from all the writers who've commented. The only hint of begrudging my success has come fom non writers - you know, those who'd write a much better book than mine if they only had the time.

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  26. Great choices patsy. I love how they fit the theme of your novel.

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  27. D'oh sorry Sarah, I got muddled for the last comment. I meant to say. It's great how the choices fit so well with the theme of Patsy's novel.

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