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Press Release


New 3Rs for Schools - Reading, Writing and Wrenches

- 15 March 2010

To celebrate the launch of Percy Pulls the Plug, its innovative new book aimed at eleven plus children, Cheshire based property maintenance company, Country and Town Limited is inviting local schools to take part in an exciting competition that will offer one of their pupils not just the unique opportunity to become a published author but also the chance to win a Nintendo DS™ and one of the latest games!

Percy Pulls the Plug is the first in a series of vocationally themed children’s books created by the company and aims to introduce readers to the idea of modern apprenticeships at an age when they are considering options and future careers. Percy Pipe is a young lad starting on a plumbing apprenticeship and the book follows him in the first adventure packed weeks of his new job.

The second book of the series will introduce readers to Victor Voltage, a friend of Percy’s who is embarking on an electrical apprenticeship. It is the storyline of this book that forms the basis of the exciting competition and pupils from schools across Cheshire and Greater Manchester have been asked to provide a story outline from which the new book and illustrations will be developed.

In addition to seeing their work published and illustrated and collecting a Nintendo DS and game, the winner and their parents will also be invited to attend the North West launch of Percy Pulls the Plug to be held at Waterstone’s Altrincham at 11am on Saturday 24th April 2010, where they will be presented with their prize. The winner and other attendees at the launch will also be able to chat with a range of professionals involved in plumbing, electrical contracting and apprenticeships.

Readers of the original and the competition winning book can continue to learn more about apprenticeships and the pursuits of the characters online at Percy Pipe and Victor Voltage’s Facebook and Twitter pages and their Blogger blog

Percy Pulls the Plug isavailable from and from Waterstone’s Altrincham store. For more information on Country and Town Limited, please visit

Please feel free to call the Country and Town Limited Press Office (07799 333194) should you have any questions regarding the competition or the Percy Pulls the Plug book or launch.

For more information on Country and Town Limited, please contact:
Chris Tomlinson, Director, Country and Town Limited, Downs Court, 29 The Downs, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2QD Tel 0161 941 5577 Email: