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The Adventures of Victor and Percy book launch Saturday 24th April at Waterstones

- 16 April 2010

Percy Pulls the Plug, the first book in The Adventures of Victor and Percy series will be launched at Waterstone’s book store George Street, Altrincham between 11am and 4pm on Saturday 24th April.

The Adventures of Victor and Percy is a collection of children’s books 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.

The author Chris Tomlinson from Country & Town Maintenance will be signing copies of the book. Readings will be held at 12 noon and 2pm.

“The books are both fun to read and educational”, said Chris Tomlinson, “They introduce children to the concept of life after school and highlight the importance of key skills such as numeracy and literacy.”

The books are aimed at children starting secondary school and will typically contain 70 pages and 60 full colour hand drawn illustrations. The books will be available in two formats; paperback and electronic download.

“We are aiming to publish ten books in the series. There will be five featuring Percy Pipe and five featuring Victor Voltage,” said Chris. “Once we have completed the first series we are planning to launch a TV series.”

At the book launch children will also be given the opportunity to meet a plumber and an electrician and to ask questions about a career as a tradesperson. This initiative is the first step in the development of the Victor and Percy Careers Roadshow.

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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