Friday, 18 January 2019

Vegan Tales Vol.1

Vegan Tales is a collection of short stories, published by Squaw Pies Limited, written by authors from across the globe, with a foreword by Pam Warhurst CBE.  Squaw Pies's aim is to encourage and evolve adult vegan literature and so what better idea than to publish Vegan Tales.

I was intrigued as to how the name Squaw Pies originated, all clearly explained on their website.

SQUAW is to honour the indigenous blood of our First Nations's grandmothers and granddaughters: Cherokee, Cheyenne and Quechua.   PIES, on the one hand, to grandly propose the Physical, Intellectual, Emotional and Spiritual nature of humankind or PIES on the other hand to simply celebrate the bare pleasures of cooking, perhaps the last great oral tradition of the West.

I must admit my book reading leaves much to be desired, I have a busy life, especially on social media which takes up much of my time, so a book has to grab my attention or I nod off, as bedtime is my reading time.   It is a testament to Vegan Tales, that I struggled to put the book down and there was no nodding off either, I was wide awake completely enveloped in the narrative.

The stories common theme is obviously veganism, from completely different perspectives, so I will not go into detail and spoil it for potential readers, but expect amusement, mischievous and thought provoking tales. 

The book is a perfect gift for everyone, especially people toying with veganism, it might just give them their light bulb moment as in my favourite tale 'Empty Seat At The Table' by Mark Towse.

You can buy the book direct from Squaw Pies or from your local bookshop using ISBN Number 978-1-9993568-0-4.

Disclaimer:   I received a free copy of this book and have not been paid for this review and all opinions are my own.