Hello folks! I wanted to do a little round-up of the book tour for my book Lucky Jack (1894-2000), which took place last week from 17th – 21st of January.
The tour was run by R n R Book Tours and the following fantastic posts were made by people who signed up as hosts:
Liliyana Shadowlyn posted a Spotlight with a lovely graphic she made: https://lshadowlynauthor.com/2022/01/17/tour-lucky-jack
Dan Fitzgerald wrote an amazingly complimentary review:
“You may have read about the 20th century, and you have most likely lived through some of it, but I promise you, Lucky Jack will open your eyes to history in a way they never have been before.”
Reads and Reels book tours posted a Spotlight:
2manybooks2littletime posted a Spotlight accompanied by a great photo:
Carrie from the I_can_has_books blog wrote a lovely review: http://icanhasbooks.blogspot.com/2022/01/lucky-jack-memoirs-of-world-war-1-pow.html
“… it seems that Jack was quite the hilarious fellow, oh how I laughed aloud multiple times whilst reading. And Jack I agree with you Queen Elizabeth had a crush on you, I mean she did write you 3 times.”
Fantasybooknerd stepped outside his usual genre and wrote a fabulous review: https://www.fantasybooknerd.com/2022/01/lucky-jack-by-sue-bavey-r-book-tours.html?m=1
“Lucky Jack was a wonderful little read that you cannot help but love. When you read it, you can feel Jack and his wonderfully optimistic view on life shine through the pages, even through the darkest of times. I think the other thing that made this such a good read was the fact that when you read it , you feel that Jack is telling these stories to you personally and you are the one laughing and smiling along with him at some of the things that happened throughout his life.”
Stine Writing posted a lovely Spotlight: https://christinebialczak.com/2022/01/21/new-book-lucky-jack-wwi-biographies-history/
B for Book review also posted a very nice Spotlight: https://bforbookreview.wordpress.com/2022/01/21/lucky-jack-by-s-bavey-spotlightpost-booktour-rrbooktours1/
During the week there were also some other lovely posts published, which highlighted Lucky Jack
Smorgasbord Bookshelf posted a Spotlight: https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2022/01/17/smorgasbord-bookshelf-new-book-on-the-shelves-biography-wwi-queen-victoria-adventureslucky-jack-by-s-bavey/
Terry Tyler wrote a review: https://terrytylerbookreviews.blogspot.com/2022/01/lucky-jack-by-s-bavey-suebavey.html?m=1
“It’s a charming book, starting with London life in the late Victorian times – Jack was one of those rare people who have actually lived in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. At one time he was officially Britain’s oldest man, and at the age of 103 co-wrote a column for the Lincolnshire Echo for a while.”
Following Terry Tyler’s review of the book an amazing coincidence came to light. Terry’s mother had lived in the area where Jack’s cobblers shop was located when she was a child. Terry spoke to her sister and her sister remembered their late mother, Barbara Gibbs, mentioning a cobbler’s shop in some memoir notes she wrote in the 1980s. When Terry went looking for the notes she discovered that not only did her mother know Jack, but she used to get her shoes fixed by him and had written about him in the notes! She wrote a post on her website about it here:
I am still amazed by the coincidence that someone in England whose book I read and reviewed a year ago in the USA managed to figure out that their grandfather used to go for a drink with my grandfather over a century ago!! The world can sometimes feel like a very small place!
“One of the perils of being a sniper during the First World War was the likelihood of a grenade going off right next to you and burying you alive”.
Meet Jack Rogers. Born in 1894, he once locked eyes with Queen Victoria and was one of the first travellers on London’s ‘Tube’. An early car owner, he had many escapades on his days out to Brighton, including a time when his brakes failed and he had to drive through central London without them!
His skills as an entertainer earned him popularity throughout his life, and kept him out of the deadly mines while a prisoner during the First World War. At the tender age of 103 Jack earned the title of ‘The World’s Oldest Columnist’ as he began dictating his life’s exploits to a reporter from the local newspaper.