Letter from Paula and Patrick
Some couples are so full of love that they illuminate the entire world and you can’t help but fall in love with them, too. From all the friends we share, I’m sure that the mentioning of Patrick and Paula brings a smile to each and everyone’s lips just because they are so…..humanly gloriously warm and affectionate. I am so pleased to be able to announce that Night Publishing has published Shakespeare’s Cuthbert.
Patrick’s style is humourous fantasy. He uses straightforward prose and short chapters to build up momentum. Looking for a good laugh and a relaxing afternoon? Then, definitely pick up this book and enjoy it.
Thank you so much for agreeing to feature Patrick on your website. Would you mind please just considering the following personal bio? We will understand if this isn’t
We have looked through your questions and unfortunately have found a lot of them
difficult to answer. Patrick had some strokes a couple of years ago, and I have been in a wheelchair for 11 years, so it is difficult to answer specifics. We have several children, Paula is the ringmaster, cook and bottle washer. Cooking is a mystery to Patrick – meals appear as if by magic, otherwise his attitude would be “if I can’t rip its lid off and microwave it, I’m not playing!”
Patrick Barrett was born in 1950 in Nottingham, England and was a coal miner for many years. He retired due to ill health in his early forties and has looked after
his wife, Paula who has been disabled in a wheelchair for the last 11 years.
Patrick began to write 3 years ago. His first book was Shakespeare’s Cuthbert and the characters came alive so successfully that it led him to write a series. At the age of around 60 years old, Patrick didn’t think that a publisher would take him on so he wrote the whole series of seven books before approaching anyone. Shakespeare’s Cuthbert was entered on Authonomy where it attained the Editor’s Desk. Unfortunately, as it reached the desk, Patrick had his first stroke and was hospitalised. Cuthbert reached the desk and stayed there thanks to the efforts of a group who referred to themselves as Cuthbert’s Cavalry.
After an attempt at e-publishing, we approached Tim Roux of Night Publishing and are now available on the major websites which we hoped for previously. Shakespeare’s Cuthbert is available to download to kindle on Amazon.com as well as
Amazon.co.uk. The paperback version will be on sale in branches of Barnes & Noble in the near future.
The books all have their own separate theme but involve the same larger than life
characters who evolve throughout the series. Each is based in a fictional valley where the residents are strangely protective of all rumours concerning the Bard leaving a lost manuscript there. An influx of strangers into the valley searching for this brings them into contact with the even stranger inhabitants, cue farcical situations and potentially murderous misunderstandings.
The books are suitable for all ages and there is no offensive material at all. This is
part of a project to prove that modern humour doesn’t have to be the way it is.
Please find following the photograph of us and the new book cover.
Paula & Patrick