TEA AT THE OPALACO 

And other stories

Published by TSL Publications

http://tslbooks.uk/authors/jane-lockyer-willis/

'Twenty tales to delight and treasure'

Comprises 20 eclectic stories to move and amuse.


COMMENTS:

I bought your book 'Tea at the Opalaco'.  In fact, I have just finished it.  I really enjoyed the stories, especially as I rarely read fiction. I learnt a lot through reading your book. Thank you so much. 

Jill Goldman (Retired journalist)


A delightful collection of stories dissecting mostly middle-class mores which, on the one hand, offer them the respect they deserve and, on the other, hang them out to dry. The playing field is often Miss Marple country and the level of shock at the revelations modest by any standards . . . but the characters are beautifully drawn and the depth of impact on those involved can be devastating. And there are gems amongst them. The Visit - don't we all have an Isobel in our lives? Something Unspoken - where in fact there are all sorts of things that have gone unspoken; it took me two readings to unravel them all. Miss Henry - I am certain she taught me too. 5 Gresham Place - well, no modest revelations there, far from it! Amongst the herbaceous borders and cream teas there is something for everyone. (Odimoi)

A broad selection of short stories with varied themes that hold the interest of the reader. In short, a very enjoyable book. (Jon)

                                                                                                                                              

     I enjoyed reading Tea at The Opalaco which is the latest book written by Jane Lockyer Willis. I thought the stories most entertaining & varied with good descriptive writing. They certainly held one’s attention & were a good commentary on life!

I’d certainly recommend it as ‘a good read.’ (Mary Mumford)

Jane Lockyer Willis has delighted with an eclectic mix of short stories in Tea at the Opalaco and other stories.Tales full of real life characters, bruised by upbringing or hiding feelings behind a veneer of socially acceptable behavior then rebelling and throwing off the conventions. Ghostly happenings and much more. 

I particularly liked 'Tin Wedding' – though I, like Robert, swear to being able to tell marg from butter!

A thoroughly enjoyable read. – (Leslie Boulis)


Thoroughly enjoyed these delightful, satisfying stories, written with a humorous edge.

 (Ron Nicol  - playwright)



An eclectic collection of stories exploring human relations



Tearooms, picnics, weddings and romantic encounters abound

(Publisher)




HAVE THE NERVE!

The aim of this book is to offer help and support to those suffering from feelings of extreme nervousness while speaking in public either at business or social occasions. As a former speech training coach, I offer tried and tested self-instructional exercises to help reduce nervousness, develop confidence and self-esteem. I hope you enjoy reading and practicing the exercises,

Comprises: 46 pages. Published by FeedARead. Price: £4.99  Self-help section. See this link to page:  https://www.feedaread.com/books/self-help/?P=2
THE COMPLETE SPEECHMAKER - JANE WILLIS,
 PETER ELDIN, ANGELA LANSBURY

A complete guide to public speaking, this book covers dealing with nerves, and making wedding speeches and business presentations. There is a detailed section on voice training, including breathing, projection, gesticulation and relaxation.
See link for Amazon:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Complete-Speechmaker-Jane-Willis/dp/0706376471