New book from Felixstowe author

A FELIXSTOWE children's author is delighted with the early sales of his new book, which was launched at a signing session in the seaside town.Greg Weston's new novel for children - his second - is called The Man Upstairs and follows the adventures of eleven-year-old Monty who, through a very strange quirk of events, gets an opportunity to visit heaven and see a day in the life of God after receiving a surprise Christmas present beneath the tree.

By Richard Cornwell

A FELIXSTOWE children's author is delighted with the early sales of his new book, which was launched at a signing session in the seaside town.

Greg Weston's new novel for children - his second - is called The Man Upstairs and follows the adventures of eleven-year-old Monty who, through a very strange quirk of events, gets an opportunity to visit heaven and see a day in the life of God after receiving a surprise Christmas present beneath the tree.

Mr Weston, who lives with his wife Julie and daughter Emily, 11, and son Jack, seven, in Berners Road, Felixstowe, signed new copies of the book at Magpie Books in Hamilton Road.

“I have been writing three or four years now and I really enjoy it - I work as an accountant so it is very much my hobby,” he said.

“My first book was for slightly younger children and in this one I have aimed at older children and young people, though it could be read by anyone of any age.”

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On his journey Monty meets an odd looking alien with a fetish for flying, a rather nervous angel, and has dealings with more than one American President, finds himself in the middle of a bank raid, piloting a fighter jet and even fighting off a tribe of Zulu warriors, as well as exploring the bizarre world beyond the one we know, beyond time and space - heaven.

“People tend not to think about heaven much or talk about it, so I thought I would give it a shot in this book - it's interesting to ponder what it might be like,” he said.

The Man Upstairs is priced £6.99 and is available on Amazon, or direct from Lulu.com/gregweston, and bookshops.

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