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LITERARY • POETRY ANTHOLOGY
GLASTONBURY, UK - Publishing Direct is delighted to announce
the global launch of 'Vignettes of Childhood and Other Poems'
by award-winning poet and author, Michael Thurstan Bassett.
     Available in both trade paperback and digital formats under the
Harvest Road Books Imprint, 'Vignettes' is a compelling narrative in verse
on life’s Great Themes, distilling a lifetime’s poignant memories and
penetrating observations into one beautifully uplifting volume.
     This is a thought-provoking anthology by an exceptional poet whose
palpable love of life, music and the great Classical influences radiate from
every line of what, itself, deserves to become a modern-day classic of
English literature.
     The paperback edition of 'Vignettes of Childhood' will also shortly be
available through booksellers and online retailers worldwide in the lead up
to Christmas 2014.
'Vignettes of Childhood' launches on Amazon channels worldwide
J.K. Rowling did it. So did Stephen King.
     Now we can reveal that Charles Beaumont,
author of the Harvest Road autobiographical
novel 'A Place Called Charlie Tango' is the pen name
of none other than award-winning poet, Michael Thurstan
Bassett, whose beautiful anthology of verse, 'Vignettes of
Childhood', has just been launched by Publishing Direct!
     First published in 2008, 'A Place Called Charlie Tango', is now in
its 2nd Reprint and continues to sell well, regularly featuring in
the Top 10 Bestseller category lists on Amazon's Kindle store.
     We look forward to seeing 'Vignettes' in the Top 10 lists before 
too long as well!
   
'CHARLIE TANGO' AUTHOR A POET!
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TRUE GREATNESS
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© 2014 Michael Thurstan Bassett
LITERARY / POETRY ANTHOLOGY
Paperback Edition
ISBN 978-0-9941141-0-5
“A brave spirit struggling with adversity is a spectacle for
the Gods.” -
Seneca
Dreams are the seeds from
which have grown
All that we have and all that
is known;
From empires and cities to
quantum and fission,
All have been born from a
far-seeing vision.
'Dreams are Life'
- Michael Thurstan Bassett
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Digital Edition
ISBN 978-0-9941141-1-2
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It is not in the glare of glory
When the crowds are at your
feet,
Or the city’s bells are pealing
As you mount the victor’s seat.

All that is but a passing show;
A fleeting flash of light;
A rain-drop glistening in the sun,
A shooting-star at night.

True greatness lies in what’s not
seen,
And all that no one knows;
The long, dark years of ceaseless
toil
The pain that never shows;
The loneliness and misery,
The heartaches and the fears,
The waiting and the trait`rous
doubts,
The constant wearing cares:
The agony of hoping
For a dawn that never comes,
And the mocking face of failure,
And rejection’s down-turned
thumbs.

There reigns the greatest glory,
Though roses are not flung:
In valleys where the sun ne`er
shines,
And victories are not sung.
- Michael Thurstan Bassett
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