The author, Carol Margaret Tetlow, launched her book « Too Close For Comfort » last Saturday

carol-margaret-tetlow-450-x-495The author, Carol Margaret Tetlow, launched her book « Too Close For Comfort » last Saturday at the Waterstones bookstore in England. Carol Margaret Tetlow retired from general practice two years ago and now spends her time writing and playing tennis. She lives in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales with nine donkeys, two ponies, four Labradors, two cats and one very long suffering husband. Here is a message received from the author:

“It was a great day! I sold 75 books in two hours. Waterstones were very hospitable and all the people who popped in to see me were simply delightful. With donations from the book sales and also general donations, Breast Cancer UK will be receiving £315 which is a fabulous amount. Please find attached some photos so you can share my day. Best wishes.”

Here is the summary of the book “Too Close For Comfort”:

too-close-comfort_frontNo matter how good a doctor you are, it is so hard to look after someone you are emotionally attached to. For a start, you don’t want them to be seriously ill and common sense flies out of the window.

Ellie is back in her home town, finishing her training to become a GP and delighted to be nearer to her parents. She has a new home, she’s reunited with an old friend from medical school days and there is the excitement of a passionate and illicit affair.

Life is good.

But both her parents are trying to protect her from an awful secret.  When Ellie finds out and the situation turns out to be far worse than anyone expected, she has to face the realisation that things are going to change forever.

This is the third of five books in the popular Teviotdale medical centre series. The first two, Out of Practice and Faith Hope and Clarity are available now.

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May 12, 6-8 pm – Canadian author Geza Tatrallyay will read from his memoir, The Expo Affair

Canadian author Geza Tatrallyay will read from his memoir, The Expo Affair, the second book in his Cold War Escape series, published by Guernica Editions under its MiroLand Imprint. This is a narrative memoir of international intrigue and romance that took place in the exotic setting of Expo ’70 in Osaka, Japan. As a host at the Ontario Pavilion, the author, Geza Tatrallyay, was approached by three Czechoslovak hostesses who wanted to defect to Canada. What follows are his efforts to make their wish come true. Notables such as former Prime Minister Trudeau, External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp and General George Kitching play a role, as do individuals who have since become prominent in Canada as businessmen, artists and ambassadors..

For the Children, the first book in the series is the story of his own escape from Hungary during the Revolution in 1956 and subsequent immigration to Canada. This was published last year, as was his collection of poetry, Cello’s Tears. Six months earlier, Twisted Reasons, the first book in a trilogy of thrillers was published by Aylmer-based Deux Voiliers Publishing. Geza has another thriller to be released later this year, as well as a second collection of poetry.

I_0411Geza was born in Hungary, and after immigrating to Canada, grew up in Toronto. He studied at Harvard University, taking a year off to work at Expo’70 in Japan. After Harvard, a Rhodes Scholarship took him to Oxford University and the London School of Economics and Politics. In 1976, Geza was a member of the Canadian Olympic as a fencer, where he helped a Romanian-Hungarian fencer defect to Canada, which forms the subject of the work-in-progress third memoir in the Cold War Escape series. His career has spanned government, international organizations, corporate and investment banking, venture capital and environmental finance.

Geza has lived in many different places, including Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, New York, London, Budapest, Vienna, Bordeaux and Montevideo and currently resides in Barnard, Vermont. Geza is married, has two children, and a grandson and another one on the way.

Book Launch: The Expo Affair, May 12, 6-8 pm
Bertrand Bookstore
430 Rue Saint Pierre
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

For more about Geza Tatrallyay, visit his website at

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The British author Carol Margaret Tetlow gave a talk about her books to the Women’s Institute

Yesterday evening Carol Margaret Tetlow gave a talk about her books to the Ainderby Steeple and District branch of the Women’s Institute. What a lovely group of ladies! There might only have been about 25 present but they were a warm and receptive audience. She sold several copies of her novels and from each sale will be donating 25% to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation ( Together with her fee for attending, she raised £40, which was brilliant.

Here’s a photo of Carol Margaret Tetlow and two ladies discussing one of her books!

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About the Breast Cancer Research Foundation:

c129_hdrThe Breast Cancer Research Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to achieving prevention and a cure for breast cancer. They provide critical funding for cancer research worldwide to fuel advances in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, metastasis and survivorship.

Since the founding in 1993 by Evelyn H. Lauder, BCRF has raised more than half a billion dollars for lifesaving research. Through a unique and streamlined grants program, they seek out the brightest minds in science and medicine and give them the necessary resources to pursue their best ideas. As a result, researchers are able to make discoveries and design new approaches to address all aspects of breast cancer—and do so in record time.

In 2015-2016, BCRF will award $48.5 million in annual grants to over 240 scientists from top universities and medical institutions around the globe. In addition, $5.4 million has been committed to the international Founder’s Fund project focused on metastasis. Every hour of research they fund improves outcomes and saves lives. But they still have more to do.

The thousands of women and men suffering from breast cancer today depend on the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. No institution can conquer this disease alone. Together, we can.


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