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PresentStories & StoryGems

Ben Fairlight has written a whole series (40 - and counting!) of special gifts: a small gift with its very own story or poem to complement it.

Most PresentStories are suitable for ages 14 years and above. Certainly, most adults (of all ages) have really enjoyed the stories and gifts. With parental guidance, younger children may well enjoy the stories. As a guide, age ranges are suggested alongside each story (e.g. 6+, 14+), with those suitable only for adults marked with an A.
The portion of each story displayed (in focus) generally gives a good idea of the style of the piece. These are displayed only partially complete - you can only read the beginning - you'll have to get the real thing to find out what happens!

Prices range from 10 - 20, incl p&p. If price not stated, please enquire.
Have fun!

Serving suggestion
For a special party treat (children & adults) order as many Present Stories and/or StoryGems as you have guests; gift wrap each Present and put them all in one pile, then roll each Story into a scroll (see photo) and put all those in another pile. Invite guests to choose either a Story or a Present. The Story can be read out loud, the Present unwrapped - but can each guest find the right Present to go with the right Story? The game is done when all Presents have found their right Story. But if not everyone is happy with the outcome, guests may like to do an exchange. If not, they'll have to hold their own PresentStory Party - and see what surprises there are, next time!

For other party ideas, see Ben's fabulous EcPc funshops

Click on each thumbnail below to get a detailed description of each Present and Story. All Stories are printed on one A4 sheet of quality 100gsm paper (cream coloured). Please enquire before purchase, as some items may vary in colouring & shape. A current photograph of the item will be sent to you.

PresentStories  
The Tsar's Jelly Bowl 376 words, text
Ghecko Golden Toes 307 words, rhyme, 5 verses
Grubby, The Mud Nymph 401 words, text
How Snail got its Spiral Shell 817 words, text
Treasure Trunk 135 words, rhyme, 2 verses
Mad Money Cow 160 words, rhyme, 10 verses
Crab Safe Box 387 words, mock instructions
Fairlight Fairy 142 words, rhyme, 9 verses
Yogi Cat 246 words, rhyme, 6 verses
Image coming soon!... The Star Basket  
Image coming soon!... Perseus & Alistair 583 words, text
Image coming soon!... Yellow Red Ted  
Image coming soon!... The Singing Lizard  
Image coming soon!... Lotus 95 words, 5 verses
Image coming soon!... Sea Inside 103 words, 6 verses
Image coming soon!... Sea Horses  
Image coming soon!... The Moon Pool 465 words, text
Image coming soon!... The Butterfly Bag 251 words, rhyme, 5 verses
Image coming soon!... Puffer Pig 404 words, text
Image coming soon!... Limooooosine 211 words, rhyme, 2 verses
Image coming soon!... The Song of Balls 110 words, rhyme, 6 verses
Image coming soon!... Red Yatton, Yellow Ratton 204 words, rhyme, 1 verse
Image coming soon!... Bear Tennis * 189 words, 6 verses *
Image coming soon!... Quack Pen Quack 126 words, rhyme, 4 verses
Image coming soon!... Elephant Big Jig 223 words, rhyme, 6 verses
Image coming soon!... The Magpie's Purse 539 words, text + rhyme

StoryGems (crystallised prose!)  
Image coming soon!... Tiger's Eye 74 words, poem, free verse
Lapis Lazuli 92 words, poem, 4 verses
Image coming soon!... Rose Quartz 86 words, poem, free verse
Image coming soon!... Malachite 47 words, poem, 2 verses
Image coming soon!... Ametrine 45 words, poem, free verse
Image coming soon!... Moonstone 62 words, poem, 4 verses
Image coming soon!... Banded Agate  
     
PresentStories not yet available - but coming soon!
Image coming soon!... Sunrise Candle  
Image coming soon!... Three Hearts  
Image coming soon!... The Mirror  
Image coming soon!... Whale  
Image coming soon!... The Singing Well  
Image coming soon!... Leg Perfume  
Image coming soon!... Treasure Island Washbasin  
     

CDs

Songs & Poems "Waiting for the Song to Burst"

To buy this CD today for just 9.99 contact ben@songstory.co.uk
You can hear some soundbites here.

Ben's second CD of songs and poems "You don't have to Sing Along" is due out in early 2008.

Ben's first Story Box CD "The King, the Tinker & the Lamp" will be released for Christmas 2007 (with traditional tales and some of his own stories and songs).

PHOTEMS - original artwork

Ben Fairlight writes poems and combines them with his own photographs to create Photems.
Most of this first collection is taken from a work-in-progress series called Downs Muse, inspired by the South Downs, which has already been exhibited in the South East.

These are available in limited edition, signed prints on quality paper or canvas, in various sizes. To keep down postage costs, framing is best done by your local dealer. If, however, you specifically require framing at source, please enquire.

Prices are as listed. To buy, please make initial contact (email / telephone), and purchasing details will be sent to you.

  Title Prices (incl. postage) Limited Edition (signed)
    Paper Prints (A4/A3) Canvas (A4/A3)  
Image coming soon!... When Winter Comes £35/£65 £50/£80 (200)
Image coming soon!... A Single Poppy £35/£65 £50/£80 (200)
Forest Fashion £35/£65 £50/£80 (200)
When £35/£65 £50/£80 (200)
Birling Gap £35/£65 £50/£80 (200)
Up The Downs £35/£65 £50/£80 (100)
Harting £35/£65 £50/£80 (100)
Image coming soon!... At The Scarp £35/£65 £50/£80 (200)
White Horse £35/£65 £50/£80 (100)
Image coming soon!... Moving On £35/£65 £50/£80 (200)
Patitiri £35/£65 £50/£80 (200)
Flower £35/£65 £50/£80 (100)