"Nonny James is an excellent all-round entertainer, raconteur, singer and musician"
Redditch Group of WI's
"Your voice is more mellowing than Gin and Tonic and I never thought I'd find anything better than that!
Wailing Banshee Creative - wailingbanshee.co.uk
"Hi Nonny, Fantastic! What a great 'erformance you gave yesterday. We thought having seen you before that you would be good but we didn't appreciate just how good! Your combination of mirth, music and mischief was great. Your skilful involvement of the audience worked so well and the way in which you communicated with them on an individual basis was great. Many, many thanks for providing an excellent after lunch entertainment."
"She made me wet my knickers."
Lady in toilets at a gig in Cheshire
"Hi Nonny, I don't normally do this but felt I should thank you so much for your entertainment. I had loads of people saying how much they enjoyed your time with us and nice comments about how friendly you are ... even off stage! Many thanks again."
"Nonny works across a broad spectrum of music along spiritual, jazz, folk and gospel lines, and has the reputation of leaving her audiences spellbound."
Write up ... Stourport Jazz and Gospel gig.
"Dear Nonny, just wanted to say thank you for such an excellent 'show' you put on for us. There was something for everyone ... always nice to see a professional at work ... got the audience eating out of your hand! Thank you again. You did us proud. God Bless You."
Rev'd Nick Wright, Inkberrow.
"We were highly entertained by the very popular Nonny James who did not disappoint with her repertoire of songs, jokes and anecdotes. Nonny can always be relied upon to give 110% and had us all in stitches."
North Claines W.I.
"James is a versatile singer capable of moving between genres. Her voice was powerful and soulful and she put her own stamp on standards such as 'Summertime' and 'God Bless The Child'. She tackled soul with Carole King's 'Natural Woman' in gospel style, even eliciting an audience singalong. James' set was well received and she returned for an encore of 'Wonderful World'. It had been an enjoyable and good humoured set with an interesting mix of familiar and less well known material."
Ian Mann ... thejazzman.com
"Just to pass on very many positive comments from our VIP's at our event last night. Our Vice-Chancellor has asked that I pass on that she enjoyed the music greatly."
University of Wolverhampton
"You are certainly one of our most interesting customers!"
Aspect Design, Malvern. Book Publishers, Printers & Designers
"I felt I had to write to tell you how much I am enjoying your book. I keep it nearby so that I can dip into it at any time in the knowledge that reading about the activities of you and your eccentric chums will bring a smile to my lips. Being of a similar, if slightly older vintage, I so easily identify with you all. And such a professional job, with delightful cover illustration ... the patio table and two chairs drew me in so invitingly and once inside, I just felt I wanted to stay"
Valerie Ball, Services for writers - email Val
"A talent to watch! Tales From The Patio is brilliantly funny! Humour is bathed in what I can only describe as intrinsic compassion and kindness. Some people have, some don't, but you're loaded lady!"
Elizabeth Jackson, Author elizabethjacksonauthor.blogspot.com
"Just the first page made me laugh. So funny and so true"
Marika Cobbold, Author Marikacobbold.com
"Thank you so much for your book. Even though I am twenty-one 14, I do appreciate a 'random thought' ... even more so after a bottle of wine! PS. I love Sue d'Nimm's thought process"
"Connie Fuschias looks at the ordinary, the mundane, the everyday, and infuses it with her own special take on life. Her wry sense of humour is sometimes whimsical, sometimes full-on, but never vulgar but with the occasional nip which shows she can bite. This little book is essential bedtime reading. Pick it up when you've had a frustrating day and the news is all doom and gloom ... open it at random and I guarantee that it'll make you laugh out loud"
"It's hugely entertaining. The tales are just so natural, and your renowned eye and ear for the amusing aspects of life takes the reader on a gently whimsical journey"
Chris Barltrop - chrisbarltrop.co.uk