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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
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
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
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 rich but none are working and if anything are making...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/01/2017
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 and enterprises of great pith and moment’ are derailed by...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/01/2017
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 rhyme and my ideas come from anywhere and everywhere; people...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/12/2016
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. Each story in Snake Ring at Risk and Other Stories...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/11/2016
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
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
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 as a playboy leaves the rich Saudi-born but Western-educated Omar...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/10/2016
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 to Summer 2015 and the election of Jeremy Corbyn as...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2016
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 on in the lives of the people in the group?...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/07/2016
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 triggers a total change of lifestyle from Fens village to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/07/2016
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 Brown is an ex-con who has been given one last...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2016
Night Train to Berlin by Margaret de Rohan
Night Train to Berlin
Margaret de Rohan
A chance encounter, a case of mistaken identity and a seemingly innocent train journey all come together to place the lives of international leaders and family members of the central characters at risk. Night Train to Berlin by Margaret de...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/06/2016
Children of the Mists by Lexa Dudley
Children of the Mists
Lexa Dudley
Winner of the Book Excellence Award 2016 for Romance. An emotional historical romance set in Sardinia in the 1800’s. Two families, united over the years and truly at one with the Sardinian landscape and traditions, find themselves in the midst...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/06/2016
Love in Lindfield by David Smith
Love in Lindfield
David Smith
Much more than just a romance, this tale runs alongside enticing snippets from the life of stained glass master Charles Eamer Kempe who was born in 1837. Kempe lived in Lindfield and associated with some of the most noteworthy people...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/06/2016
Paralian Not Just Transgender by Liam Klenk
Paralian Not Just Transgender
Liam Klenk
This is a fascinating and inspiring memoir from a man who has faced life head on and lived it to the full. Liam Klenk was adopted, had an unconventional childhood and as he became an adult, his differences made him...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/05/2016
Where's Sailor Jack? by John Uttley
Where's Sailor Jack?
John Uttley
An interesting, touching family drama focusing on two men in their sixties, their loves, their lives and their friendships. The first few pages provide a snapshot of Bob and Richard, of the twists and turns of fate as it walks...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/04/2016
Rebel Without A Clue A Memoir by Janet Green
Rebel Without A Clue A Memoir
Janet Green
A rather poignant, provocative and heart-warming memoir by a lady who could have hit rock bottom and stayed there, yet she fought her way back with attitude. The introduction announces the contents with gusto. From secretary to stripper, topless model...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/04/2016
A Sister's Crusade by Ann Turner
A Sister's Crusade
Ann Turner
An epic relationship tale, spanning one of the most interesting periods in our history. Aubrette grows up as her half-sister Rowena’s companion, her life changes dramatically when Rowena marries. Rowena’s new husband is an illegitimate son of Henry II, Aubrette...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/04/2016
Dognapped! by David J. Robertson
David J. Robertson
A charming friendly little tale about a group of dogs who unwittingly find themselves on an adventure. Misty the border collie and assorted friends attempt to do a good deed, but are in danger of being accused of dognapping an...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/04/2016
The Plane Now Standing at Platform 3 by E. James Chapman
The Plane Now Standing at Platform 3
E. James Chapman
There is a saying that goes 'When life gives you lemons make lemonade' but in E. James Chapman's hilarious book, The Plane Now Standing at Platform 3, this keep positive in all situations attitude is stretched to beyond breaking point...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/03/2016
A Game That Must be Lost by Alan Hunt
A Game That Must be Lost
Alan Hunt
A thriller with so many twists and turns, you may just bump into yourself as you do a rapid about turn. This is the second novel featuring Adam White, set in the intriguing world of the British High Commission. This...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/03/2016
Cold Calling by Russell Mardell
Cold Calling
Russell Mardell
A pointed, wryly amusing look at relationships in the modern world. Ray is a cold caller, he lives in London with his best friend Danny, and is still mourning the break up of his relationship five years on. Anya owns...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/03/2016
The Gessami Residence by Jane L. Gibson
The Gessami Residence
Jane L. Gibson
A gentle, warm story of friendship, love and making the most out of life. This is a slightly different offering by Jane L. Gibson to her previous fantasy romance ‘A Different Reflection’. ‘The Gessami Residence’ is a pleasant, occasionally cheeky...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2016
Missing Dad Wanted by J Ryan
Missing Dad Wanted
J Ryan
An action-packed adventure where a young man gets dragged into the dangerous world of drug running. 16 year old Joe St Aubin has little regard for authority, he can be selfish and naive, but also loving and determined. His dad,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/12/2015
Enchanted Realms by Valan Peters
Enchanted Realms
Valan Peters
'Enchanted Realms' is a simply told tale, describing events following 1066, as the Normans bulldozed their way over England. I must confess to not being quite sure how to categorise this book because it feels like a historical fantasy novel,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/11/2015
The Stealers by Charles Hall
The Stealers
Charles Hall
A full on, action packed, easy reading novel about 46 year old (retired SAS) Jack Crane’s run in with a gang of car stealing crooks. This is the third Jack Crane novel, I happily read ‘The Stealers’ as a standalone...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/10/2015
Sea Music by Briege Brannigan
Sea Music
Briege Brannigan
A family mystery lies dormant, awaiting discovery in this sorrowful family drama. 29 year old Jess journeys to Northumberland after suffering a tragedy in her life, when she visits a house called Sea Music, past secrets and lies begin to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2015
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