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Victor & Percy

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Book Launch Spring 2010: The Adventures of Victor and Percy

- 1 February 2010

Country & Town is to publish a collection of children’s books with the first title being launched in Spring 2010. The Altrincham based plumbing and electrical company is behind the project called “The Adventures of Victor and Percy”. The first book “Percy Pulls the Plug” will be published in April.

“The books are aimed at the young reader”, said Chris Tomlinson, “They will contain an insight into the world of electrical and mechanical services. I think many children will find them interesting, exciting and educational.”

The series is about an electrical apprentice and a plumbing apprentice learning to be tradesmen. The first book sees Percy Pipe start work and get into trouble on his first job by flooding a bathroom.

There are plans to produce up to ten books with a new book being published every six months over then next five years. The second book, ‘Victor Saves Christmas’ will be released in December 2010. The project will be managed by Country & Town Publishing Limited.

The books are aimed at children in the 11-14 year old age group and will typically contain 6000 words and 60 illustrations. The books will be available in two formats; paperback and electronic download. The illustrations will be monochrome in the paperback and full colour in the downloadable version.

“The initial reaction to the characters and the concept has been tremendous”, said Chris. “I believe the timing is right. So many young people are having a hard time finding work. These stories send a positive message to the next generation.”

Country & Town is keen to collaborate on this project with both commercial and educational organisations. They would like to discuss sponsorship and development opportunities.

Chris who created the concept and wrote Percy Pulls the Plug, said, “Publishing the first book will be a great achievement. It would not have been possible without the help of professional editors and artists and I would like to thank them for their contribution and commitment to the project.”

The launch will take place on the second week in April 2010.

For further information, contact Chris Tomlinson at Country & Town, tel 0161 941 5571, or contact

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About Country & Town Publishing Limited
Country and Town Publishing Limited has been established to publish “The Adventures of Victor and Percy” and to market the Victor and Percy concept.  Country & Town Publishing will operate the eCommerce site that sells the books and other Victor and Percy toys and merchandise.

About Country & Town:
Country and Town Maintenance provides plumbing, electrical and other building services to domestic and commercial clients in North Cheshire, Manchester and Manchester City Centre. Based in Altrincham CTM are members of the NICEIC Domestic Installers scheme for electrical work, are Water Industry Approved Plumbers and are members of the Government Trustmark Scheme and the Fire Industry Association.

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