Conversations with Wonka - part one

      Madeleine Masterson / Humor
Conversations with Wonka - part one

Wonka, or Willie Wonka to be formal, is a self professed adviser to humans and is a cat. His knowledge is spot on, current and of course very funny. His main sport is chasing the other cat and telling his owner what to do. His wisdom appears quite rightly in a series of short stories, and this is his first tale.Read and learn from Wonka, chief adviser to his owner often displaying advanced counselling techniques and talking down from panic attacks. it's all in his every day routine when not sleeping as cats are want to do, and when human owner is in need of sage and sensible instructions. Wonka has coping strategies that work, especially for women caught up with needy clients and bully boy employers.Read how his no nonsense approach enlightens and moves his Owner on......
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    Wonka Presents! 'The Story of Diva' - Part one

      Madeleine Masterson / History & Fiction
Wonka Presents! 'The Story of Diva'  - Part one

Bad fairy crouched in the chest. Able to squeeze and squash into places rather like a mouse, she nestled there now; her purpose fulfilled as it was to read the Spell locked in there, and cast by good fairy for a puppy called Diva. The Spell unfolds, and through Diva we encounter the mortal world of beings and the clash of good and bad immortalised in the ancient kingdom of Fairy. It’s magic! xWonka presents this story with a special forward and invites you to partake! It is from long ago, when you were just a speck of stardust in the vast night sky and there was still an ancient kingdom of Fairy; from here, good fairy is to cast the Spell for Diva, a puppy in need of a loving home, but in doing so attracts the likes of bad fairy, a trouble maker for all immortality! The battle to reign supreme and keep Diva on track is a tale of mischief and magic for us mortals, and is set in the City of Glasgow, where Diva is born, and will be loved by Em . Follow the fortunes of Diva, as the fairies good and bad battle over her spell, woven specially and kept in a locked chest. It’s magic!
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    Conversations with Wonka - Part five

      Madeleine Masterson / Humor
Conversations with Wonka - Part five

Hurrah! It is time for more Wonka, and the way of the Life Plan; even better now that Owner has found some new bedtime reading with a finger on the pulse of the universe - between this and Jung who is still hanging round the kitchen, can Wonka’s firm advice (dinner lady? You!) hold sway? Well do read the very latest to find out, stick the kettle on, feet up and enjoy. With our love of course.xWe proudly present the very latest in the lives of Owner and her forgiving life plan, with plenty of ready advice from Wonka who can discern sense from nonsense in seconds; but how to persuade Owner? She is busy sorting sheds, cooking up a storm and all with the blessing of her new find, a book to reveal the very secrets of the Universe. All the ancient wisdom, all of Jung’s deep thinking brought together in a small paperback by the bed. Will anyone survive Owner’s fighting spirit? Ah, but it is a happy spirit, and bound to make you smile. So read on, and like Wonka, find a warm place in the sun. With big love x
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    Wonka again and Baba too

      Madeleine Masterson / Humor
Wonka again and Baba too

Wonka is back! and so is his new pal Baba, now on the inside of the good back door. Owner continues her struggles with Wonka always ready to spur on. Not one to tolerate failure, he recommends squaring up to each new and ghastly situation with fortitude! yes a cat for all seasons, so read on and relax with Wonka.Wonka again and Baba too will bring you further along with the adventures of their Owner, soldiering on with a poor year of it. Only Wonka knows what's best and encouraged by him to face up to it all, surely she can cope? The philosophers as usual hover in the background with their sage advice, even Nietzsche finds a voice. But it is Wonka who heads up the support network, with Baba as a rather simple reserve.This is the fourth in the series and Wonka as ever, reigns supreme, scoffing at those who give in and give up. Just get on with it!
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    Wonka Presents! A Story for New Year's Eve

      Madeleine Masterson / Horror
Wonka Presents!  A Story for New Year's Eve

Wonka presents our very last surprise tale of the year, The Crossing Time, lying forgotten in a drawer. We must tell it, said Owner and who better to see in the New Year whilst the old one goes over, than Wonka telling this haunting tale. Meet Alice Snood and her cold ways, and the shadows that stay with her. Set in the old town of Hull, once again on this final eve, draw up a chair and enjoy!xWonka has one last surprise for the end of the year! He is to present a story for New Year’s Eve, a story that Owner had forgotten, lying in a drawer untold. It is a haunting tale for one night only, but is warmed up by what Wonka calls the soppy bits! All about Ms Alice Snood, a cold hearted woman alone in her smart town house, expecting no one on this eve. It is set in the city of Hull, where Owner once lived and like the Halloween story, sees us in the old town again. Dare to read it! And enjoy our last tale of the year, The Crossing Time.x
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    Wonka Presents! The Story of Joe's Christmas - Part Two

      Madeleine Masterson / Humor
Wonka Presents! The Story of Joe's Christmas - Part Two

At last it's Part Two of Three! And more magic awaits in the continuing story of Joe's Christmas. In this second instalment we find out what happens next when the Christmas Wish List is seen by the Manager of the marvellous Returns Dept. From the snowstorm in our world to the magic of another, journey through the night with Neddy and little Joe and meet up with the Old Administrator once more...Wonka and Owner bring you this special Christmas gift, Part Two (of Three) ‘Joe's Christmas’ (fully illustrated). The tale continues as Joe’s Mum wonders how to make it a special Christmas, and with a little bit of magic and falling stars the Manager of the Returns Dept steps in. But even the best magic can run up against it. Is there time to process the wishes? Read on and have a little bit more of that special Christmas Sparkle, with lots of love from Wonka and Owner x
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    Wonka's Easter Story

      Madeleine Masterson / Humor
Wonka's Easter Story

Wonka is such a performer, here he is again to present your Easter Story, which is all about Duffel and Sam. Easter is such a time of breaking down and starting back up again, Owner wanted a story to put things right, full of fun, rescued animals and magic powers. Duffel to the rescue then! With Wonka's approval what more can we ask? He has even let Owner's illustrations stay in....At last it is Easter and time for another story from Wonka. Fresh from the success of his Christmas tale, Owner has thoughtfully given up one of her stories for him to tell. Taking an Easter break from all that life coaching and doing, Owner can sit back and relax whilst Wonka presents Duffel and Sam! Of course Wonka has given it the once over and said it is good to go. Duffel is a young man with magic powers and is sent to rescue Sam, a cross collie lab left behind here on earth and pining for home. Based on stories told by Owner's Dad when she was a child, Wonka thinks she is onto a winner. He has even let Owner illustrate it, and includes her work in progress! So with Wonka presenting how can it fail! So put down your Easter eggs and hot cross buns for a minute, sit back and listen with Wonka.
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    Just Wonka

      Madeleine Masterson / Humor
Just Wonka

Once more we join Wonka, the ninth in the series, and thanks to him Owner has pressed on with her goals, all set out in that Life Plan. Hurtling towards them with Wonka's fair but firm advice, surely all is going well? Even Shakespeare could have turned this tragedy into a comic turn, but what of Wonka, all alone now and without beloved Baba not to mention Golly? Join in the fun and find out!Just Wonka finds us in early Summer 2013 and Owner is making all those steps forward that the Life Plan envisaged! She is tackling the drama of her life with Wonka urging her on, and surely the Bard Shakespeare would have turned it all into a play, invented new words, plucking a story from her jumbled up hopes and dreams ..a tragedy or comedy perhaps, whittling it all down to the fates...but hang on, Wonka is now without beloved Baba not to mention Golly, and may need a companion. But will he? It is a full time job advising Owner and goodness knows who is lurking out back. What with checking on Owner's state of mind and the dreaded finances, Wonka is pretty busy and could a holiday be on the cards........ take some time out with the ninth Wonka, and you too could be heading for the funny side of it...
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    Conversations with Wonka - Part Seven

      Madeleine Masterson / Humor
Conversations with Wonka - Part Seven

The word up is that Owner has a new role to fulfil, and two new helpers talking her through it. Percy and George have their work cut out and Owner's summer reunion with the fab three proves tricky. Losing friends or making them, Wonka is keen to remain chief adviser. Follow her latest demise and spiralling fortunes! With love XIn time for the back end of the year, and the march towards that season of goodwill, we bring you part seven in the conversations series. Owner has reinvented herself as an invigilator and has two new advisors, Percy and George, with the imaginary Jung chipping away at his rocks elsewhere. Wonka is also chipping in, with his usual cutthroat straight from the hip advice. Just get on with it! A summer holiday with old friends is squashed into Owner's busy life - ah! What could go wrong?! Do enjoy the latest story, brought to you as ever with big love X
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    Wonka Presents! Another Story for the New Year

      Madeleine Masterson / Actions & Adventure / Thrillers & Crime
Wonka Presents! Another Story for the New Year

Specially for the New Year, another tale to follow on from the story for New Year’s Eve 2014, and begun in Spooky Tale. It is the third and final part of the story of Alice Snood, her sister Elizabeth and good friends Jean and Father Merry. Is it as spooky as spooky can be? Yes! So cuddle up to the nearest cushion and enjoy what happens when the wind gets up and the weather turns. Happy New Year XAha! Finally, in the grand tradition of story-telling, we bring you what happened next in the story of Alice Snood and her neighbourhood, including Father Merry and Jean; We last met them in Wonka’s story for New Year’s Eve and they are still hot on the trail of the mysterious town house and looking for explanations. As the wind gets up, blowing down the old cobbled streets, whipping up the dead leaves and causing a stir, snuggle down and treat yourselves to another of Wonka’s special stories for big children and small adults! And if you like this one, then do read Wonka’s Spooky Tale which is how it all began. Big Love and Happy New Year from me and Wonka X
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    Wonka's Christmas Story

      Madeleine Masterson / Humor
Wonka's Christmas Story

Wonka is proud to present his very own tale, a Christmas Caterol for all to enjoy at this special time of year. It does of course feature his Owner, who is slowly warming up to the season of goodwill, and it will also wave a paw in the direction of that most famous of Christmas tales, by Mr Dickens. So it's a Merry Christmas from Wonka, with Owner not far behind..The sixth Wonka story is of course a Christmas story as told by Wonka, with Owner for once listening along.. underlined as ever by the voice of reason, this gentle Caterol introduces us to a cat called Sheba, a ghostly shadow by the poor back door and other Christmas Eve happenings! As a special treat there is a small paw waved at Owner's hero Mr Dickens, who brought us the best Christmas story of all. Wonka can only do his poor best, and hopes you will as ever, keep up with Wonka! Thanks to Wonka, Owner can sit back, enjoy the story and forget her troubles. Do join in! Merry Christmas one and all.
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    More Wonka - Tales from the back door

      Madeleine Masterson / Humor
More Wonka - Tales from the back door

sensible advice and observations from Wonka as his owner continues to face life bravely and alone. aside from beloved Golly and Wonka, a needy cat may yet enter the story, by the back door.Wonka has fought long and hard to be heard and here is his second tale, as he battles to make his Owner listen and take on the right advice. Although tiring and an uphill struggle, he has found time to entertain us with his thoughts and even the arrival of someone new. As yet outside.So, have a cup of tea put your feet up, and let Wonka tell you how to cope and be alright.
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    Conversations with Wonka - Part two

      Madeleine Masterson / Humor
Conversations with Wonka - Part two

Wonka is back once more and brings with him, reluctantly, his simple friend Baba. Advising and talking it up you can't keep a good cat down and Wonka can advise on just about anything. It will soon be the jolly season but Owner is so far avoiding it. Can Wonka bring her round? Do read on and find out if merry Christmas is on the agenda....The fifth of the Wonka stories invites us to join Owner on the awful run up to Christmas. Can she stand it, all the loving and giving and the relentless goodwill. With Wonka to spur her on, maybe she will get a grip.There is Baba to clean up after and the basic daily grind but nothing a little life coaching or tablet or two cannot put right. Whether it's a vision brought on by the ancients or a more modern life coaching one, Owner is poised on the brink of coping with Christmas. Do join us and escape into the hard punching philosophy of Wonka.
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    Conversations with Wonka - Part Four

      Madeleine Masterson / Humor
Conversations with Wonka - Part Four

Wonka is back to ease us out of the Summer and towards the next set of tricksy decisions. As per he is like an arrow to Owner's brain keeping her on target with the beloved Life Plan. Even Jung gets a look in, leafing through his vast library of ancient wisdom to provide Owner with answers. Hers of course. Find out the latest with Wonka, as he quite rightly tells it how it is.Wonka is proud to present Conversations part four, which apart from some small input from the great Carl Jung, centres on his brave attempts to keep Owner going. Going with the Life Plan and therefore able to tackle all those impossible decisions. Whether dealing with the beloved Skylark car or crushed into a corner with Ruggles, Owner finds the strength to cope, always bolstered up by Wonka if not guardian angels and anyone else at hand. As we move from late Summer to the fresh demands of Autumn, do read the very latest in our series, and have some pleasant time out courtesy of Wonka!
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    Even More Wonka - Golly goes to Heaven

      Madeleine Masterson / Humor
Even More Wonka - Golly goes to Heaven

Wonka has more to say to guide his Owner through an awful time of it, pondering on his good friend Golly and wondering on why Baba is now on the inside. Witty as ever, he shoots straight from the hip and won't tolerate Humans who give up at the first post. Keep going and keep reading...Even More Wonka will keep you puzzling on life's little situations and the bigger picture too, as the ever stressed Owner struggles to keep going, there is always a few words from Wonka to keep us all on track. Once more you are invited to put your feet up, relax with your favourite tipple and enjoy....from the Greeks to the present day, Wonka knows best. And Baba, unfortunately knows little.
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    Wonka Presents! The Story of Joe's Christmas - Part One

      Madeleine Masterson / Humor
Wonka Presents! The Story of Joe's Christmas - Part One

At last it's Christmas and a magic tale awaits, Joe's Christmas, approved by Wonka and fully illustrated by Owner. In this Twelfth book in the series we meet Joe and his Mum again, but from Christmas past. There is Neddy rocking horse to take you through this magical tale and the mystery of the Returns Dept! Our Christmas gift from Us to You for wishes really do come true! Part one of three. xWonka and Owner bring you this special Christmas gift, the Twelfth in the #wonka series, the Story of Joe's Christmas (fully illustrated) in three parts. Wonka has given this story the once over and declared it fit for Christmas! and even approved all the illustrations too!! We meet Joe and his Mum from last year's tale, but now Joe is little and his Mum is struggling to bring him a fairy tale Christmas. This is our longest story yet, and we hope the magic of the Returns Dept , Neddy rocking horse, and the star in the little glass snowstorm bring you all the Christmas sparkle you deserve! With a sprinkle of stardust to make all those dreams come true, enjoy our special seasonal gift from Us to You! Let us begin.........
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    Wonka's Halloween Story

      Madeleine Masterson / Humor
Wonka's Halloween Story

Wonka is back with a special tale for Halloween, as written by his beloved Owner. The dust has been shaken off, the pages spread beneath his paw and Wonka is poised to take us back in time to a ghostly sighting! Get comfy, draw the curtains against this spooky night and listen up!Wonka returns! Here he is with a Halloween special, a long forgotten story that Owner has let him read (in the hope it will find favour) – and is in tune with the spooky season. All the philosophers and dear Jung are standing down for this one! Let the night be still, let the veil move aside to let those pesky spirits through for their One Night Only! Do enjoy this scary tale especially for you.
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    Wonka Presents! The Story of Joe's Christmas - Part Three

      Madeleine Masterson / Humor
Wonka Presents! The Story of Joe's Christmas - Part Three

Hurrah! The final instalment of our Christmas Story and the race is on to make the wishes come true. Neddy has travelled home with little Joe from the magic of the Returns Dept and watches from his bedroom window as there is a new and exciting arrival into the empty flat below! Could this be the magical answer to those wishes? Do enjoy our story and tonight make your wish on that special star!xWonka presents the final instalment in time for Christmas! Whilst Neddy returns to earth with little Joe, the Administrator is busy doing the right thing and wonder of wonders, who is this moving into the flat below number 11? Meet some more magical characters and more fun in the last part of the adventure, where for little Joe and his Mum, Christmas wishes are processed. From stars in snowstorms to the secrets of the mysterious Returns Dept, enjoy this gift from us to you. And tonight, look for that special star and make your wish! Merry Christmas everyone. x
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    Wonka Presents - Duffel Again

      Madeleine Masterson / History & Fiction
Wonka Presents - Duffel Again

Ah, Easter with all the whiff of magic, and smell of the seaside, what better time than this to bring back Duffel! Wonka is once more proud to present our story for Easter, Duffel Again . Sent on a new quest to rescue a beloved cat, Duffel is transported from Level Two down to the seaside, and meets the strange Madame Fortuna, and then has a happy reunion! Do enjoy our new story, big Easter love xEaster time again, and Wonka has allowed another Duffel story! With my illustrations too.... This time round Duffel is to be transported from that magical level two down to the seaside, where he has yet again another easy peasy quest (according to that Mr Watkins) and of course has the magical powers thanks to his coat to assist. The quest is now to rescue a beloved cat living rough at the famous Palace Theatre; will Duffel have enough magic to resist his encounter with the strange Madame Fortuna, and the ever present CPO? and is there to be a happy reunion with Sam, the dog he rescued on his last successful mission? Do read this new story and find out! Happy Easter to you with lots of love from me and Wonka x
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    Conversations with Wonka - Part Three

      Madeleine Masterson / Humor
Conversations with Wonka - Part Three

Here we go again into a brand new Year, and only Wonka to help Owner press on. What with Life Planners and Financial sections, surely she can make it all happen? There is the usual casting back to the ancients, those Greeks and then we come across Wonka's favourite Edward De Bono. Plan as if you have the money! But will Owner listen? And what about Baba too......read on and find outThis is the seventh Wonka story, and the third Conversations with - once more Wonka is busy advising, often from under the duvet while Owner slaves away at Life Plans and CVs and such like. She is on the verge of achieving and surely this New Year will ring in the changes! The Philosophers as usual range from the sunny disposition of the Greeks to the harder thrust of Mr Edward De Bono, a particular favourite of Wonka's. Decisions to be made, GPs to sort out and even talk of holidays. Is Owner ready for the wicked world of work? And what about Baba? Do read this account and see if you can keep up with Wonka!
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