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The Course of History Ten Meals That Changed the World by Struan Stevenson, Tony Singh Read the opening extract of the brand new Struan Stevenson, Tony Singh book before its publication on 24/10/2017

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This Month's Featured Books

Miss Perfect by Bernard Hall
Miss Perfect
Bernard Hall
Set in the 80’s in the North-East of England, Miss Perfect is a reflective, sympathetic and engaging novel. The central character is earnest and concerned social worker Madge who is battling the change in culture and financial cuts while trying...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/03/2017
Letters to Strabo by David Smith
Letters to Strabo
David Smith
A fictional travelogue of Finn, a free-spirited American and budding travel writer, journeying around Europe and the Middle East in the 1970’s. Letters to Strabo is an evocative, candid and life-affirming coming of age story with a strong sense of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/01/2017
Beyond All Doubt by Paige Elizabeth Turner
Beyond All Doubt
Paige Elizabeth Turner
Beyond All Doubt by Paige Elizabeth Turner opens with a murder - but will the murderer be caught? An absorbing and realistic crime ‘will they catch' whodunit with a juicy twisty plot and well-drawn characters with lots of issues adding...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/11/2016
Blood Ties by Jenny Francis
Blood Ties
Jenny Francis
Following on from Silent Passage, Blood Ties is the second in a series of easy to read whodunits featuring the cases of rule-breaker DI Charlie Moon, set in Birmingham at the time of the millennium. The body of a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/11/2016
The Road East to India Diary of a Journey of a Lifetime by Devika A. Rosamund
The Road East to India Diary of a Journey of a Lifetime
Devika A. Rosamund
In 1975, decades before ‘The Gap Year’ was commonplace, 22-year-old student Devika A. Rosamund fulfilled a life long dream to take time away from her studies in England to travel by herself to India. And not by hopping on a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2017

Last Month's Featured Books

A Parcel of Pigs And Other Funny 'Tails' for Children by Andrea Prior

A Parcel of Pigs And Other Funny 'Tails' for Children
Andrea Prior
Intelligent, funny and engaging rhymes along with bright and bold illustrations bring these poems for younger children alive.Andréa Prior says of her writing ‘I love the musicality of...

The Polygamist by William Irvine

The Polygamist
William Irvine
The Polygamist by William Irvine is an interesting and thought-provoking, if one-sided, philosophical exploration of a polygamist’s life and male sexuality and desire style set in 1970’s Goa. When life...

The Milan Briefcase by Graham Fulbright

The Milan Briefcase
Graham Fulbright
The lives of five foreign nationals working in Luritania (in the north-western corner of Europe) who meet once a month at Lenfindi Airport passenger terminal to discuss ‘matters of levity...

Snake Ring at Risk & Other Stories by John Holroyd

Snake Ring at Risk & Other Stories
John Holroyd
Children love stories with elements of fantasy and magic and this heartwarming collection of short stories aimed at a 9+ reader is perfect for reading alone or with a parent....

The Arbitrator by Max Nowaz

The Arbitrator
Max Nowaz
Sci-fi, political intrigue and all-out action adventure combine in Max Nowaz’s novel The Arbitrator. Set more than 500 years in the future, when humankind has colonised multiple solar systems, Jim...

Get Rich or Get Lucky by Max Nowaz

Get Rich or Get Lucky
Max Nowaz
Get Rich or Get Lucky by Max Nowaz is a darkly comical fantasy thriller that will appeal to fans of Terry Pratchett. Adam has had plenty of plans to get...

The Month Before's Featured Books

The Silent Land by David Dunham

The Silent Land
David Dunham
Set in turbulent times before and during WW1, The Silent Land is an interesting exploration of loss, grief, love and hidden family secrets. The death of Rebecca’s mother in 1903...

The Water Babes by Norman Whitney

The Water Babes
Norman Whitney
Every week many of us go to regular activity groups, swimming, singing and the like and happily spend an hour or so in pleasant conversation. But what is really going...

The Road to Corbyn A Modern Day Pilgrim's Progress by Rob Donovan

The Road to Corbyn A Modern Day Pilgrim's Progress
Rob Donovan
As genre-mixing goes political fantasy is a new one for us but this is an interesting, modern-day reworking of the The Pilgrim's Progress. Looking at the tumultuous period from 2010...

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Self-publishing or Independent Publishing is getting more and more profile these days. But it’s wrong to think that anyone can make it if they have the wherewithal. Good independent novels only get off the ground if they’re worth it. Let us help you discover a small selection, published over the last year to suit a range of tastes.

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