Pewter Rose Press


Talking to Owls

by
Brindley Hallam Dennis

Matty Lonnin & Joan Wainright, His Lordship and Mr Franks, Gidley Jones, His Excellency, The Three Billy Groughs, Logan Carr and Willie Nobbutt, Cullen McKee and the Piper, Charlie Foley, Geoffrey and Peters, Bladon and the Science Desk editor, Marcie, Jimmy Mack and Chillworth, and two men in badly fitting suits are all, along with Maurice, amongst the characters in Talking to Owls, the short stories, flash fictions and monologues, of Brindley Hallam Dennis

What people think of Talking to Owls

"A work of great versatility, Talking to Owls showcases a writer unafraid to tackle the short story in its many and varied forms. Shot through with wry humour and underscored with moments of genuine pathos, bar stool yarns and traditional fables sit comfortably alongside startling experiments in form and style. Brindley Hallam Dennis opens up the imaginative possibilities of narrative, lifts the lid and takes a peek below the surface of the lives we might live and the worlds that might be."

Owain Lewis

"The Sweetest Sound – a highly crafted work with richly crafted characters and evocative setting and dry Highland humour"

Mollie Baxter, Lancaster Short Story Forum

"Talking to Maurice - The simplicity of this story is captivating. Gentle irony and pathos are combined beautifully in its unexpected ending"

Judge’s comment, Bank Street Writers Short Story competition, 2009.

"The Ballad of Matty Lonnin - Is there an English version? hee-hee"

Subtropic on EditRed

"Talking to Owls showcases a writer unafraid to tackle the short story in its many and varied forms. Shot through with wry humour and underscored with moments of genuine pathos, BHD opens up the imaginative possibilities of narrative, lifts the lid and takes a peek below the surface of the lives we might live and the worlds that might be."

Owain Lewis

"It's an absolutely wonderful book and there are stories in it that could easily stand shoulder to shoulder with anybody you care to name."

Kurt Tidmore