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Peter Barns
Cautionary Tales By Peter Barns
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A dark and humorous look at poetry, including what might happen if you pick your nose or don't cut your nails.
Hole By Peter Barns
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Collected poems 1970 to 2004
Love Is By Peter Barns
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Collected love poems 2010
Burnt Toast By Peter Barns
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Comic verse 2013. A selection of poetry written by Peter Barns
Tears By Peter Barns
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Tears is a collection of fourteen micropoems that have been paired with images taken from the Internet. The more recent popularity of “micropoetry” to describe poems of 140 characters in... More > length or shorter appears to stem from a separate coinage, as a portmanteau of “microblogging” and “poetry” in a notice on Identica on January 23, 2009, announcing the formation of a group for fans of poetry on that microblogging service.< Less
Peter's Twittclass By Peter Barns
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After reading a few quotes from famous people posted on Twitter, I decided to create and post some of my own. Unlike the other quotes, which were mainly serious or witty, my quotes tended to be... More > silly and humorous, and were posted as #Twittclass items. Reading through these posts sparked some ideas for nonsense verse and so this book was born. As the poems are short, Twittclass makes the ideal companion for those moments on the toilet when you have little else to do but stare at the wall opposite and dream what you'll do when you win the lottery. Good reading Peter Barns.< Less
Hobart at Home By Peter Barns
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Hobart is a pugnacious, yet lovable rogue, who manipulates his long suffering nephew into numerous tricky situations; including, hunting an ostrich with a smelly sock, visiting France in a home made... More > balloon, exploding the farm's best cow, and shooting the world's only homing pig. Hobart is the kind of man that you like to meet, but can't wait to walk away from. His home made philosophy is: “Everything's okay, so long as there's plenty 'o beer ter be drunk.” Recently, widowed, Hobart is on the look out for someone to cook, clean and tidy up for him, a point his nephew misses until it's far too late. Hobart is a forceful character with strong views, and woe betide anyone who disagrees with him. If you like a chuckle at people's misfortunes - you'll love Hobart at Home.< Less
Tales From The Cottage By Peter Barns
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Tales From The Cottage is a collection of Flash Fiction written by the author in 2012. The eighteen stories range in style from the macabre to the heart-rending. You'll never look at a robin, or a... More > bat, in quiet the same light again, and for certain, you'll check your facts before jumping from your office window. This collection is the perfect companion with which to curl up in front of a log fire.< Less
7 Days In May By Peter Barns
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How far would you go to save your family? Marine biologist, Alex Winters, is about to find out. When a secret experiment goes terribly wrong Dawn Winters is trapped, her life is in danger and Alex is... More > the only one who can rescue her. While Alex battles to reach her, Dawn and virologist Sheena McKenzie make their own voyage of discovery. Until Gonzalez, an American mercenary arrives to clean things up for his paymaster. And the bodies begin to mount.< Less
Payback By Peter Barns
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Ex con, Frank Collins, had a new life and a new love. Until the day his daughter's suicide brings his whole world tumbling down. Determined to find out why his daughter had done such a terrible... More > thing, he returns to a life he thought long behind him. Desperately trying to deal with emotions that threatened his new found stability, he follows his daughter's lonely downward journey into drugs and prostitution. Finally discovering that a London gang had used and abused her, he has a choice to make. Will he seek justice from the courts, or evoke his own deadly payback? His decision will turn his whole future on its head.< Less