Merry Christmas Everybody!

Merry Christmas everybody 🙂

Algy wishes you all a joyful and peaceful Christmas and sends you all lots of very fluffy Christmas hugs xoxo

Don’t forget to download Algy’s Christmas present to you all – a FREE copy of the Kindle edition of his new book The Magical Midwinter Star. Full details with links to all the Amazon pages for the book are in Algy’s previous Christmas post.

Merry Christmas ~ Happy Holidays !

Algy sends all his lovely Tumblr friends around the world many wingfuls of fluffy Christmas hugs from the West Highlands of Scotland, and wishes you a very happy and peaceful holiday weekend xoxo

And Algy has a present for you all – the Kindle ebook edition of his new book The Magical Midwinter Star is FREE TO DOWNLOAD ALL WEEKEND, 24th and 25th December. Suitable for children of all ages from 5 to 95 🙂 Don’t miss it if you would like some joyful and unique midwinter holiday reading, direct from the wild west coast of the Scottish Highlands…

Please share with all your friends 🙂

Here are the direct links:

Amazon UK

Amazon USA

Amazon in Japan

Amazon in Germany

Amazon in France

Amazon in Spain

Amazon in Italy

Amazon in the Netherlands

Amazon in Canada

Amazon in Australia

Amazon in Brazil

Amazon in Mexico

Amazon in India

[The illustration by Jenny Chapman is from Chapter 8 of The Magical Midwinter Star.]

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Being a wise and prudent fluffy bird, Algy heeded his friends advice and moved away from the pond covered with a tempting but dangerously thin sheet of ice. Unfortunately, however, the sun also moved away, and the temperature on the moor dropped until it began to get rather more cold than was really quite comfortable…

Giving the matter careful thought, Algy decided to fly over to his assistant’s house for Christmas, where he could be protected from the worst excesses of the West Highland Christmas weather and maybe help pull a Christmas cracker or two 🙂

Algy and his assistant are expecting some exceedingly stormy weather over the next few days, which may lead to their being temporarily cut off from their Tumblr friends over Christmas. In case this happens, Algy and Jenny would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderfully Merry Christmas, and Algy sends you all a lot of especially fluffy Christmas hugs xoxo

And don’t forget – the Kindle edition of Algy’s new book, The Magical Midwinter Star, is FREE to download from any Amazon site on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Have a magical midwinter, everybody 🙂

Being a wise and prudent fluffy bird, Algy heeded his friends advice and moved away from the pond covered with a tempting but dangerously thin sheet of ice. Unfortunately, however, the sun also moved away, and the temperature on the moor dropped until it began to get rather more cold than was really quite comfortable…

Giving the matter careful thought, Algy decided to fly over to his assistant’s house for Christmas, where he could be protected from the worst excesses of the West Highland Christmas weather and maybe help pull a Christmas cracker or two 🙂

Algy and his assistant are expecting some exceedingly stormy weather over the next few days, which may lead to their being temporarily cut off from their Tumblr friends over Christmas. In case this happens, Algy and Jenny would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderfully Merry Christmas, and Algy sends you all a lot of especially fluffy Christmas hugs xoxo

And don’t forget – the Kindle edition of Algy’s new book, The Magical Midwinter Star, is FREE to download from any Amazon site on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Have a magical midwinter, everybody 🙂

“It was a dismally dark, gloomy kind of day, smothered in Scotch mist, and it was almost impossible to feel enthusiastic about doing anything at all…”

So it says at the start of the second chapter of Algy’s new book, The Magical Midwinter Star, and it was indeed exactly such a day in the West Highlands of Scotland, with very little light to be seen anywhere in the world, and certainly no sign of colour.

Fortunately, however, Algy had just published the Kindle version of his book, so he persuaded his assistant to download it to her iPad, and tucked himself up enthusiastically on an old armchair with some of his friends, to read it to them from the very beginning to the magically happy ending 🙂

Have you got your FREE copy of the Kindle book yet? It’s free to download from any Amazon site until midnight tonight, and then again over the Christmas and New Year weekends. Here are the direct links again:

Amazon UK

Amazon USA

Amazon in Japan

Amazon in Germany

Amazon in France

Amazon in Spain

Amazon in Italy

Amazon in the Netherlands

Amazon in Canada

Amazon in Australia

Amazon in Brazil

Amazon in Mexico

Amazon in India

FREE KINDLE DOWNLOAD ALL DAY TODAY, SUNDAY 18TH DECEMBER

The Kindle edition of Algy’s new book, The Magical Midwinter Star, is FREE to download for everyone today – don’t miss it! Kindle books can be read on almost any device or computer.

And if you think a beautiful printed copy of the book would just fit into someone’s Christmas stocking, you can buy signed copies direct from Algy’s own web shop. Gift wrapping service with special gift card now available 🙂 Delivery to UK addresses is FREE until Christmas, by 1st class post.

Algy regrets that he has to charge overseas delivery costs for purchases from his web shop, and sadly the book is not likely to reach overseas friends before Christmas. If you live in the USA, you can order the paperback and hardback editions from Amazon in time for Christmas.

Any questions? Just ask 🙂

Here are the direct links to download the Kindle version:

Amazon UK

Amazon USA

Amazon in Japan

Amazon in Germany

Amazon in France

Amazon in Spain

Amazon in Italy

Amazon in the Netherlands

Amazon in Canada

Amazon in Australia

Amazon in Brazil

Amazon in Mexico

Amazon in India

FREE KINDLE EBOOK DOWNLOAD ALL DAY SUNDAY 18TH DECEMBER

Algy is delighted to announce that the Kindle ebook version of his new book, The Magical Midwinter Star, has just been published and will be FREE to download all day tomorrow, Sunday 18th December – just in time for you to check it out to see whether you want to include a printed copy of the book in someone’s Christmas stocking 🙂 The offer applies to all Amazon sites around the world.

Full details about buying the paperback and hardback editions are available in Algy’s previous post, and friends in the UK are reminded that if they buy from Algy’s own web shop they will get FREE DELIVERY by 1st class post to UK addresses. This applies to ALL Algy’s books purchased before Christmas, not just the new one.

Because the Kindle book is brand new, Amazon have not yet linked it to the print versions, so please go to your local Amazon site on Sunday and search for The Magical Midwinter Star. Algy will post some direct links tomorrow.

As this story is about a midwinter celebration and is suitable for all winter holidays, Algy wants to share it with you over the holiday season. So the Kindle ebook will also be FREE to download over the Christmas and New Year weekends – on Saturday and Sunday 24th and 25th December, and on Saturday 31st December and Sunday 1st January 🙂 

Signed copies of all Algy’s books, complete with personal dedications in your own words, are available from Algy’s own web shop.

[This illustration by Jenny Chapman appears at the head of Chapter 5 of The Magical Midwinter Star.]

Algy’s New Children’s Book

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*** BUYING ALGY’S NEW BOOK FOR CHRISTMAS ***

Algy’s new book has just been published and is an ideal Christmas stocking filler 🙂

You can read all about it, and also read a preview, on Algy’s own web site.

So if you would like to buy a copy to give someone for Christmas, please read the notes for your geographical area carefully. Thank you 🙂

Kindle version coming soon…

UNITED KINGDOM

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS OFFER:
FREE UK POSTAGE FOR ALL ORDERS AT ALGY’S OWN WEB SHOP

Signed paperbacks – Algy is expecting to be able to send signed paperback copies out early next week by 1st class post, and they should reach you in time for Christmas, but this cannot be absolutely guaranteed. Please buy from Algy’s own web shop before 20th December. Postage is FREE.

Unsigned paperbacks – Algy can also send you unsigned paperbacks, to the same delivery schedule, and this is likely to be the fastest option – please buy from Algy’s web shop before 20th December (postage is FREE). You can also order from Amazon UK, although they do not yet hold stock. It is likely, but not certain, that they will supply the book before Christmas.

If you are lucky enough to live in Cornwall or be visiting that area, Gallery Anthony in Mullion will be the first retailer to hold stock of the book. They should have it for sale from this weekend.

Hardbacks – Algy is not yet sure which day he will receive stock of the hardback edition (cloth bound with dust jacket). It is just possible that the hardbacks will reach him in time to send to UK addresses for Christmas. He will keep you posted 🙂 The hardback should be available to order from Amazon by the weekend. You can order a hardback from Algy’s own web shop now, with FREE postage, but he does not yet know when he will be able to despatch it.

 

USA

Unsigned paperbacks and hardbacks – are now available to order from Amazon in the USA and should reach you in time for Christmas if you buy quickly and select a fast shipping option.

Signed paperbacks and hardbacks – may be ordered from Algy’s own web shop but will NOT reach you in time for Christmas. Sorry!

 

WESTERN EUROPE

Unsigned paperbacks and hardbacksare now available to order from Amazon’s European web sites, but Algy guesses that the books may NOT arrive in time for Christmas. You can also order from The Book Depository in the UK and get FREE international postage.

Signed paperbacks and hardbacks – may be ordered from Algy’s own web shop but will NOT reach you in time for Christmas. Sorry!

 

REST OF THE WORLD

Unsigned paperbacks and hardbacksare now available to order from Amazon’s European web sites, but the books will NOT arrive in time for Christmas. You can also order from The Book Depository in the UK and get FREE international postage.

Signed paperbacks and hardbacks – may be ordered from Algy’s own web shop but will NOT reach you in time for Christmas. Sorry!

*** EXCITING NEWS ***

Algy is delighted to announce that “The Magical Midwinter Star”, his third illustrated chapter book for children and adults still young at heart, will be published during the coming week. Please read the notes below about delivery times during the holiday season.

This book is especially suitable for Christmas and other midwinter holidays, and Algy will be posting details of how to order signed copies of the book in the next couple of days, as well as a preview of the book on his web site. Watch this space for further information 🙂

Readers of Algy’s previous books may be interested to know that this new book is similar to his first book “A Surprisingly Fluffy Bird” in length, style and reading age, but with a quite different story, of course, and it introduces some fun new characters as well as including his old friends. And it has a very happy ending 🙂

*** Algy’s MIDWINTER STAR TUMBLR PARTY will be held over the Hogmanay/New Year weekend*** – more details soon! But if you want the book for Christmas, please read on…

Algy does not yet know exactly which day he will receive printed copies of the book to sign, but he is hoping it will be the end of the week, Friday 16th, which is the official publication date.

Delivery to addresses in the UK: Algy is hoping to get SIGNED copies to you in time for Christmas 🙂 He will post further details about this very soon.

Delivery to western Europe: Algy should be able to send you UNSIGNED copies in time for Christmas. SIGNED copies will probably reach you between Christmas and the New Year but might possibly arrive in time for Christmas.

Delivery to addresses in the USA: Algy should be able to send you UNSIGNED copies in time for Christmas but this is not guaranteed. SIGNED copies cannot reach you in time for Christmas and are likely to arrive around the New Year.

Delivery to addresses outside the UK, western Europe and the USA: Algy will be happy to send you SIGNED copies, but sadly he cannot deliver them in time for Christmas. They are likely to reach you early in the New Year.

Reviewers of Algy’s second book “The Tree with a Golden Heart” will automatically receive copies of his new book 🙂

Please send Algy a message if you think you would like to get a copy of his new book in time for Christmas, or have any questions at all 🙂

In Britain, December 26th is the traditional holiday of Boxing Day, when folk get together after the excitement of Christmas Day to rest and enjoy themselves playing games, going to the pantomime, and so on. So Algy joined his indoor friends for some fun and games under the Christmas tree, but he found the game of spillikins a wee bit more challenging for a fluffy bird than he had expected…

Happy Holidays everyone! Algy hopes you will all have a good rest and enjoy yourselves with your friends and family xoxo