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Looking for Beta readers, please

Hi everybody. I’m new, and delighted to be here. I hear that you are all keen readers; I’m Chris and I’m a keen writer. In fact I have just completed my fifth novel and have been editing it to death.

It’s awaiting a cover design and will then be ready to go to my publisher. But before it goes off it needs a few reader “test drives”, two or three. Um…maybe four?

With the kind permission of Admin, I would like to ask if any of you would like to be a “beta” reader. Someone who may be defined as a kind, tolerant, voracious reader who is prepared to – well, read it and give me an opinion as to how it can be improved. I’m afraid that all I can offer in exchange for that torture is to send you a copy of the manuscript with my compliments. And to give you my sincere thanks. I am proud to admit that all of my books have benefitted from reader input. I believe that nothing ever written was so good that it could not have been better. Except of course, the Bible. But considering who the Author is, it will always be the exception.

If you are interested, please let me know. The book is a work of fiction called GROWING APART. It is 77,000 words long and here is a very brief description: Growing Apart is about twin boys born in 1937 in India, of a clandestine relationship between an English civil servant and a vivacious Anglo-Indian woman. She dies in childbirth. One boy is adopted and raised in India. The other is taken by his natural father to England, where he enjoys a privileged middle-class English upbringing. The story builds to a climax when the twins finally meet again in a scene where the life of one is in imminent danger.

Thank you for reading this and allowing me to take up your time.

Created By on 04/09/2020

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11th Sep 2020 19:55:09 (Last activity: 11th Sep 2020 20:26:46)
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Hello there, your books sounds quite intriguing. I am an avid reader and also use audio books. I just love a story. I would be very pleased to be a "Beta Reader" and give you my honest review.
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made on 11th Sep 2020 20:26:46
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4th Sep 2020 19:10:54 (Last activity: 6th Sep 2020 11:08:01)
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Response from Calderwriter Original Poster made on 4th Sep 2020 23:17:10
Hi Yodama, At last! I have been trying to find your message but had a problem navigating the site. So I have to start with an apology, for not replying instantly. I have no idea where your message is, but happy to accept that its disappearance is probably my fault. Just off to click on the little arrow and hopefully, back soon.
Response from Calderwriter Original Poster made on 6th Sep 2020 11:08:01
Curious...I did see your message and I did answer. Swallowed up in the ether? The ether has a lot to answer for. Or more probably, just me having another 'senior moment.' Please get back to me. I'm [email protected].

Thank you.

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