Official. The best, most loyal readers in the world.

It was a tricky one, this book. Two Old Fools Down Under took me two years to write and is the sixth book in the Old Fools series. I laughed and cried all over my poor laptop as I worked. Parts of the book were painful to write, while other bits made me chuckle all over again.

Finally, Joe wrestled it off me. “For goodness sake,” he said, “the book is finished. Give it to me.”

He polished and scrubbed it, then passed it to my wonderful beta readers. At midnight, on December 1st, I held my breath because that’s when more than a thousand pre-ordered Down Unders flew onto readers’ Kindles.

I couldn’t sleep. Would my readers like it?

I needn’t have worried. Two Old Fools Down Under shot up the Amazon ranks to Number 1 position in a heap of different categories in the UK, US and Australia. It was in the top 1000 of ALL the millions of books on Amazon for a day or so.

Then the lovely messages, comments and emails started flooding in, and they haven’t stopped since the launch.

Then, to my absolute delight, the reviews began to appear. Reviews are absolute gold-dust to authors.

I am SO GRATEFUL! I seriously have the best, most loyal readers in the world.

When Vicky and Joe wave goodbye to their beloved Spanish village, they face their future in Australia with some trepidation. Now they must build a new life amongst strangers, snakes, and spiders the size of saucers. Accompanied by their enthusiastic new puppy, Lola, adventures abound, both heartwarming and terrifying.

Will the Two Old Fools embrace the Aussie way of life or is it time to stop gallivanting around the globe and return to Britain?

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14 Responses to Official. The best, most loyal readers in the world.

  • Loved all the books

  • It’s so easy to be loyal! I tell anyone who will listen how wonderful the Old Fool books are. Two Old Fools Down Under is as excellent as the rest, I couldn’t wait for it to be released. HAPPY CHRISTMAS to you, Joe and the rest of the family please stay safe with those awful fires. A special shout out to Joe (I have COPD too) to hang in there and stay healthy.

  • I loved, Chickens, Mules, and Two Old Fools. Looks like I have a lot of catch-up reading to do.

  • Dear victoria , I have just finished reading your latest book and it brought back so many memories of me and my husband’s trials and tribulations, we emigrated from England to Adelaide six years ago (he is now 75 and I’m 66 ) we are still only temporary residents . We love the life here with our daughter and our six grandchildren lots of babysitting. I have read all your old fool books and thoroughly enjoyed them, but this last one could have been about us. I wish you and your husband all the best for you future here , and look forward to the next instalment.

  • This was on our Christmas list, too. But now I’m concerned about you and your family with all the news stories about fires. We surely hope that you and yours are safe. Thanks for your stories.

  • As I read ” Down Under” my heart and prayers go out to you and all of Australia as the devastating fires continue.Your writing engaged me to be right there as you met all the challenges you and Joe faced. And I would love to get a greeting from Lola. Can’t wait for your next adventure.

    • Hello Donna, Thank you so much for your concern. The bushfire disaster continues and is so shocking. We are safe at the moment but we’ve seen the devastation and ruined houses and land at firsthand and were left speechless. Thank you for your kind words and Lola would give you a greeting but she’s far too busy chasing a fly.
      Victoria 🙂

  • Hi Vicky, have absolutely loved your books which I stumbled upon in Amazon! So chatty and light, really enjoyable reads and I was so sad to reach the end of Down Under. As long as I still had others to read I was safe but sadly I’ve reached the end (for now). Eagerly awaiting your next set of adventures.

    I have kept wondering how Joe is keeping, and how you have all been during this 2020 pandemic?

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