My first introduction to Doris Stokes' books was on a visit to the family home back in Ireland, when both of my parents were still alive. My mother passed away in 1986, so it would have been some time before then.
Whenever visiting back home, I would always try to bring over something that they couldn't get over in Ireland, and the same when any of the family came over here for a visit, they would bring something that wasn't available to us in England. Before heading over on this occasion, I had asked my mother if she had any particular preference of what to bring, and she said it would be great if I could get a book called 'More Voices in My Ear'
by Doris Stokes, as she had read her first book 'Voices in My Ear'
and these books were not available in the Republic of Ireland, (banned by the Catholic Church at the time!)
I got the book for her, and on the plane over started to read it. I had it finished by the time I arrived, and just couldn't wait to read the first one.
I'm guessing this new one may not have quite the same impact, as what made these books so special was because they were the words of Doris herself, telling her own story, but I'm still interested to see what it's all about.
| ||JUST weeks away from the centenary of the birth of famous medium Doris Stokes, a new book is being released this month about her life and achievements.|
It has been written by Linda Dearsley, who wrote several of Doris’ best-selling books.
| ||DORIS STOKES “would much sooner |
have had a Swiss roll than a Swiss
bank account any day!”
Because she was clairaudient, all featured the word “voices” in the title. The latest book, Voices Everywhere, is subtitled The Mysterious Doris Stokes Effect.
Born on January 6, 1920, Doris passed on May 8, 1987, following surgery at a NW London hospital for a brain tumour. It is thought that she did not regain consciousness after the operation.
“Doris suffered health problems for many years,” said Linda. “Apart from having a breast removed due to cancer, her thyroid was also removed.
“She was good-natured throughout and would sometimes joke, ‘They’re taking me over to the Other Side bit by bit!’
“On more than one occasion, Doris had to cancel one of her sold-out meetings, and felt awful about having to do so. However, she always wanted to give of her very best and not to disappoint people with a poor demonstration of mediumship.”
Asked how the latest book came about, Linda told Psychic News: “Last year, having written a couple of unrelated books for him, my editor at the publishers asked me to give him some ideas for another title.
“I jotted down about six possibilities. The morning I was going to e-mail them to him, I woke up thinking about the ‘voices books’ and how clever Doris’ publishers had been to think of so many permutations – Voices in My Ear, Joyful Voices, Whispering Voices, Voices of Love, etc.
“If Doris hadn’t passed when she did, I thought, ‘I wonder what other titles they would have been able to think of using voices?’ Suddenly, into my head jumped the title Voices Everywhere...
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