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THE CRADLE SNATCHER: READ ALL ABOUT IT

An ENIGMATIC antihero from Neverland in Shadow is now celebrated in a FANCY new PDF...



Into the final third of the Neverland in Shadow story enters the Cradle Snatcher.


This mysterious character rails against authority:


  • Across London, revered statues are rendered ridiculous

  • The gates of Buckingham Palace are breached

  • And thanks to a series of thefts - of prams and nursery items - the tabloids provide a sensational name for the culprit whilst whipping up outrage and suspicion


The London Trumpeter breaks the story...


TABLOID TITTLE-TATTLE


The new PDF version of Neverland in Shadow, unhampered by the largely text-only limitations of e-reader files, now includes thirteen designed-up newspaper front pages. These cover the Cradle Snatcher’s brief but memorable reign. They were fun to put together and are really impactful.


...then more and more titles run with it


Added to these are nicer-looking chapter headings...



...and - all-new - a fastidious addendum


This lists places, people and points of interest connected one way or another with the story. For example:


GRAB A FREE PREVIEW PDF...


You can buy the PDF right now at Etsy. Or you can download a free preview PDF offering the first six chapters and a good few addendum entries. Here it is:


Neverland in Shadow - PDF preview
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Download PDF • 740KB


...AND ENJOY SOME TOP POP TOO


As is this blog’s way, we simply have to find a route to somehow include a song on most posts.


So in honour of the Cradle Snatcher, here’s a list, in no order whatsoever, of ten fine baby-titles songs.




“Because I’m Really Not There”


Not My Baby is found on Antisocialites - Alvvays’ ace second LP, which hit the racks in 2017. A standout on an album of corkers.it’s a haunting shrug-response from the perspective of a dumped partner.



Now that you're not my baby

I'll go do whatever I want

No need to turn around to see what's behind me

I don't care

And it's true, I've been checking out lately

I go do whatever I want

No need to turn around to see what's behind me

I don't care

Because I'm really not there

I'm really not there


And now that you're not my baby

I'll go do whatever I want

No need to sit at home with the dial tone

'Cause I don't care

And it's true, I've been going out lately

And I go do whatever I want

You can write it down with a fountain pen

Close your eyes and then count to ten

You can tell your friends that I don't make sense

And I don't care

Because I'm really not there

I'm really not there


The night is like a fading radio

The lake was frozen over long ago


Now that you're not my baby (Now you're not)

Now that you're not my baby (Now you're not)


You sought an eye

So did I for an island

You sought an eye

So did I for an eye

Traded my rose-coloured shades for a wide lens

Used to make noise, now, I much prefer silence


Now that you're not my baby (Now you're not)

Now that you're not my baby (Now you're not)

Now that you're not my baby (Now you're not)

Now that you're not my baby (Now you're not)


I feel alive for the first time

Since I don't know how long

I see a light for the first time

Since I don't know how long

 

Finally, for all things Alvvays, find the Toronto-based band at alvvays.com



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