Thursday, May 19, 2011

Learn More about Children's Author Peter Davies

A film that brings tears to your eyes – This has got to be the squirrel in the animation film “Ice Age” his antics as he tries to save his acorn had me laughing so much it brought tears to my eyes. Brilliant!

Describe your first kiss – In a romantic context I don’t remember much about it as I had my eyes closed at the time.

Your favorite children’s book and why – “Mr. Ben” by David McKee I read these stories to my son Richard when he was young and then made up adventures along the same theme that we called “The Magic Cupboard” where Richard was the main character which he thoroughly enjoyed.

A cause that is closest to your heart and why – The prevention of cruelty to animals the reasons why are obvious.

If you could be a character in any novel, who would you be? – Agatha Christie’s “Poirot”, I would have loved to experience the genteel life of the 1920’s traveling on the Orient Express, visiting Europe and Africa when the pace of life was slower and you took time to enjoy the pleasures of exploring places before mass tourism was possible and beautiful remote locations were spoilt by the development of ‘resorts’. Add to that the challenge of solving the many mysteries of murder and you have (for me) the sublime lifestyle.

Explain the worst job that you’ve held – Being a “cold call” salesman. You have to have a particularly resilient personality to be able to walk in unannounced and try to sell someone something they don’t really want when your earnings are dependent on commission from sales. I don’t have that sort of personality and so I wasn’t successful.

A quote that motivates you – “Do or do not, there is no try!” (Yoda)

The title of the one song you could take with you to that deserted island – Anything by Roy Orbison but probably “Pretty Woman”

Three wishes – Health, wealth and happiness takes a lot of beating.

Favorite game played as a child – Hide and Seek I loved the suspense and the challenge of trying to out think the other kids.


Peter Davies

1 comment:

  1. Love how Yoda never fails to beat around the bush . . .

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