See what others thought of Tony’s book, Pebble on The Beach

Congratulations on “Pebble on The Beach”. – a good read! I wish you lots of success.

Lorraine Kelly

Thank you very much for sending me a copy of Pebble on The Beach. My Goodness, you have been through the mill! Well done for all of it and for managing to turn it into a very inspirational read

Fiona Phillips

Dear Tony Thank you very much for your book which I enjoyed very much and I’ve passed it on to our forward planning department. Best Wishes

Penny Smith GMTV

Dear Tony I would just like to say that I found your story very moving and couldn’t put the book down and to think it all happened before you were sixteen I found it easy to read and will recommend to all my friends and family . Best regards Ann

Ann Hadley, WH Smith Direct

I did enjoy reading ‘Pebble on the Beach’ and must congratulate you what a gift you have for telling a story filled with such pathos. You have the ability to create vivid images and to take your readers with you on your emotional life journey,I enjoyed reading about the many escapades and adventures you had in your youth but more importantly I was moved by the way you write with such frankness about the abuse,challenges and adversities you met along the way, you have given the reader great insight into your world and of that person who not only survived but has gone on to achieve so much.

Mary (A full time researcher Melbourne, Australia)

Having read many, many letters and accounts written by children sent overseas, I consider this book to be an outstanding account of a triumph over adversity .

Dame Gillian Wagner – Chair, Barnados 1978-1984

Tony is a natural storyteller who has not allowed his struggle with dyslexia to prevent him writing this amazing book about his life.

Actress Susan Hampshire, former chairman of Dyslexia Action

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