My step-father Bert once took us to Mevagissey – ‘the ‘nicest, most tranquil, place in Cornwall.’
‘Oh, look, there’s a Herring Gull!’ said my mum on arrival. ‘They’re famous for their “mewing calls”.’
Bert grunted. ‘They’re a bloody pest, that’s what they are.’
The single gull must have heard him. A series of mewing calls issued from its beak. One minute later, our roof was crowded with gulls, all shrieking their hearts out.
‘How long can this go on for?’ raged Bert. ‘I want to go to bed!’
But sleep was denied him. The gulls went on for ten days non-stop.
Born and raised in the fog-shrouded streets of 1960s London, and with more than 30 years of travel writing experience under his belt, aspiring Buddhist and incorrigible cat-lover Frank Kusy is a SUNDAY TRIBUNE RECOMMENDED AUTHOR and a four-time Gold Medal Winner on the Harper Collins Authonomy site. He has been awarded the AIA Awesome Indies Seal of Excellence for his flagship book 'Rupee Millionaires', and has been a featured author on several promotional sites, including BookBub, Pixel of Ink, Indie Book Bargains and FreeBooksy. His books have received international press acclaim, and have made the Kindle Top 100 List several times, his first published book, 'Kevin and I in India', climbing as high as #5. In April 2015 his children's book 'Ginger the Gangster Cat' won a Gold medal on the prestigious Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards for 6 to 8 year olds, though this and the sequel 'Ginger the Buddha Cat' appeal as much to adults as to children.
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