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Manners maketh man

Friday, 24 August 2018

“More,” said Rex, pointing at the bowl of cherries on the kitchen table.

“More, please,” said his Dad, Tom.

“More, please,” said Rex.

“Good boy, Rex,” said Tom.

“Good boy, Rex,” said Rex.

 30 seconds later.

“More,” said Rex, again.

“More, please,” said his Dad, Tom.

“More, please,” said Rex.

“Good boy, Rex,” said Tom.

“Good boy, Rex,” said Rex.

And so it went on, until…

TAKE PRIDE into 2018

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

When I gave up my day job in October 2015, to write a book, I didn’t know what I was letting myself in for. I got to Christmas 2016, and I really had given it my heart, and soul, and everything I had. 2017 was going to be all about finding a publisher. And so in March of this year, I fell upon Unbound, submitted my first draft and a few weeks later was taken into the fold. What a rollercoaster it…

A celebration of banned books

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

I was in Hannover, Germany, last weekend but now I wish I had been in Kassel instead. Then I would have been able to get my hands on one of the 100,000 books from this stunning installation, the Parthenon of Books. The installation was part of documenta14 and intended to spark debate about censorship in literature.

As book-lovers and book-supporters, I thought you'd like to hear the story of the…

Pride in practice

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

One of the messages in my book is that people (e.g. bosses) who are trying to motivate other people (e.g. their employees) need to take the time to get to know them as people first. That means working out what matters to them, what might give them a sense of purpose, what will energise them, and what it might take to make them feel proud.

This week has been a real living lesson for me of what…

57 and counting

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Dear Unbounders and Pride Supporters

It's just a month since I started my crowd-funding for TAKE PRIDE and I want to thank the first 57 people who have been so quick to show their support. Did you know that Henry Heinz got the idea for his "57 Varieties" slogan from a poster for 21 varieties of shoes that he saw on the streets of New York in 1896? 

I love American pop art, and last week…

Crowd funding begins

Friday, 19 May 2017

I am very excited to have joined the Unbound community of authors and to be starting my crowd funding. Thanks so much for your early support and please drop back here for future updates.

Sheila Parry

Publication date: September 2018
108% funded
154 backers