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A Barn in Normandy by Jennie Phillips

A Barn in Normandy

Principal category Biography
Word count (approximate pages) 44,500 (105)
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“The Good Life in France”

Jennie and her actor husband Conrad form part of a wave of enterprising Brits who, in the 1980’s and 1990’s, buy up property in France, restore it, and live the good life. In their case, it’s an old barn which they fall in love with. Although a beautiful and robust building, it presents them with enormous challenges as they struggle to make it into a home while at the same time retaining its unique character.

The couple are welcomed with open arms into both French and English communities, but cultural and linguistic differences give rise to many humorous happenings which Jennie’s sharp eye and delicious turn of phrase record in detail.

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The two expats are born survivors, rising above ill health and even escaping virtually unscathed from the Lothar Storm of December 1999. They take everything in their stride until one dark night a road accident undermines their confidence in their chosen country. Will they retire defeated or will they battle through to recreate their dream?

This is a book which makes you feel a part of the author’s life as she embraces her surroundings, including the primitive lifestyle which the building project necessitates in its early stages. The text is embellished by colour photographs.

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A Barn in Normandy by Jennie Phillips

Skeoch – Our New Life On A Scottish Hill Farm by Jennie Phillips

A Bolt For Freedom by Jennie Phillips

Doreen’s Dream by Jennie Phillips

Cover - smallTwenty-something Doreen has bad teeth, chronic sinusitis and a job she hates. Living in her estranged mother’s house on the bleak Tokio Road, she longs for real friends, a nicer home and a better future. Only the dream of winning the heart of Christopher Fullerton, her good-looking, sophisticated boss is enough to get her out of bed in the morning. And Doreen is determined to get her man; but how? After forcing herself into a much-feared visit to the dentist one afternoon, she decides to take her dreams into her own hands.

 Principal category Romance
 Word count (approximate pages) 70,000 (200)
 In Kindle, Epub or PDF formats $2.99

Meanwhile, Felix Electricals manager Christopher Fullerton is stuck. Tired of his mundane working life and plagued by loneliness since splitting with his boyfriend, the surprise inheritance of a boat from his deceased uncle leads him to a small Greek island. The exhilarating beaches, the eccentric locals and a friend he makes in a local poet are enough to make him quickly fall in love with the place; but Christopher has always played it safe. Can he muster up the courage to reject his flat, his job and his security to settle in this newfound world?

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Doreen’s Dream is a heart-warming and inspiring debut novel from Jennie Phillips portraying the interwoven lives, hopes and dreams of her characters with empathy, frankness and humour. It reminds us that our short lives can change in minutes; that those who do wrong will always get their comeuppance; and most importantly, to take any risk necessary to follow our dreams.

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Our husband and wife authors, Conrad and Jennie Phillips, are in the news!

Conrad and Jennie Phillips, authors of Aiming True and Skeoch/A Bolt For Freedom respectively, have been interviewed by their local newspaper, the Wiltshire Gazette and Herald. The conversation centred mainly around Conrad’s colourful experiences in his role as William Tell but also extended to their time restoring a Scottish Hill farm.

The couple now live in Chippenham, Wiltshire.

Read their interview on this link.

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Conrad Phillips Autographed Photos

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Conrad Phillips acted in 103 films and TV shows as well as making numerous theatre performances and even a cameo appearance on the second episode of The Golden Shot game show. His acting career spanned the 43-year period from 1948 to 1991 but was prematurely terminated by knee and hip injuries sustained while filming. Conrad’s most famous role was as the lead in William Tell which had 39 episodes and was re-screened well into the 1960’s.

Today, Conrad lives in Chippenham in the county of Wiltshire which is in the West of England and from where he’s written this autobiography and is currently working on a novel. He’s married to Jennie, whom he’s been with for nearly 50 years and who is also a writer.

Any Subject Books and Conrad Phillips invite you to download an autographed photo (in PDF format) which can be either in his famous William Tell pose or as himself at home in Chippenham.

But don’t just grab the photo, we can also strongly recommend his book, Aiming True.

Just click on either of the photos to download a free pdf signed photo of Conrad Phillips.

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About Us

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Jennie Phillips

Author of Skeoch – Our new life on a Scottish hill farm, A Bolt For Freedom, Doreen’s Dreams and (with her husband) Aiming True by Conrad Phillips

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Hitting The Target

Autographed photo - William Tell - thumbOn camera again today is Aiming True author, Conrad Phillips, describing his life and the events which took him from being a serviceman in World War II to playing the lead role in a prime-time television series. He tells of his many ups and downs, his disastrous first marriage, the William Tell filming injury that prematurely put paid to his acting career, and of the many fascinating characters whom he met along the way.

Conrad also speaks about the time with his second wife Jennie and, in particular, the period during which they bought, restored and ran a tumbledown Scottish hill farm – all on a shoestring. Despite great hardships, they overcome whatever life has to throw at them and come out the other side with an even stronger and closer relationship.

Conrad is being interviewed by Network On Air – click on the link to view this fascinating video.

Other relevant links

Aiming True

Conrad Phillips – autographed photos

A Bolt For Freedom by Jennie Phillips

Skeoch – Our New Life on a Scottish Hill Farm by Jennie Phillips

A Bolt For Freedom

A Bolt For Freedom

 Principal category Biography
 Word count (approximate pages) 14,000 (30)
 In Kindle, Epub or PDF formats $0.99

The heart-warming prequel to Skeoch

This is the account of the author’s eventful and entertaining life up until the momentous decision to move to Scotland recounted in ‘Skeoch’.

The sole survivor of twins, she is brought up in a house haunted by a large Alsatian dog, and works her way through various interesting and madcap jobs which are gradually more and more connected to the world of stage and films and lead her inevitably towards her first encounter with her future husband, Conrad Phillips, lead actor of the series ‘William Tell’.

Theirs is a whirlwind romance culminating in marriage after only 10 weeks. For part of the honeymoon, the groom asks the bride to choose between an extra night in a luxury hotel, or a night in his boat and a non-stick frying pan – she chooses the latter!

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This sets the tone for the couple’s married life, where they have to live in cramped accommodation – particularly a problem after the birth of their first daughter – and only get to increase their living space after surreptitious night-time dumping of vast quantities of rubbish hoarded by their landlord.

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A holiday travelling through France and thence to Menorca with their young baby gives them the thirst for space and freedom. Thus is born the yearning which leads to the ‘Skeoch’ adventure.

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Bannockburn Tartan cover image reproduced courtesy of Cameron Ross.