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Black9780955941580 News from you Front CoverIF ONLY I COULD HAVE NEWS FROM YOU by Irene Black

Two refugees of the Nazi era share their extraordinary lives through letters and documents.

Hans Behrendt and Klara Noack married in 1935 Berlin, weeks before the Nazi ban on mixed marriages. They fled to Britain three days before the outbreak of World War II, bringing with them 100 Jewish boys.

 

 

 

M Seacole front cover framedCAN HER GLORY EVER FADE by Jay Margrave

A life of Mary Seacole

The novel takes the bare bones of Mary Seacole's story and fleshes it out as it is told through the eyes of a wayward young servant girl, Ratia

 

 

 THE SECRET OF THE GOLDEN DRAGON by Anjali MittalGD cover - front

A year after their Boat Race adventure, Zack and Kante are summoned once more by King Kra of the Banana People, whose pouch of love and kindness has been stolen. The Evil Explorers and the Six Snakes intend to use it to create a powerful serum to take over the world.

 

This is a story about the power of good over evil. It is entwined with the culture and magic of Hong Kong.

 

Final Final cover FRONT FINAL FINAL by John Palliser

 The sky can be a dangerous environment for pilots and for their passengers. Most of the time, weather conditions are benign and flights are uneventful but when conditions become nasty pilots may not be able to keep on   top of the situation. Added to weather hazards are mechanical failures, errors of judgement and the like. For military pilots there are, of course, the added risks of flying in a war environment and for research pilots there are the risks of flying into the unknown.

 In this collection of flying stories, half of which are fiction and half of which are factual, John Palliser describes situations in which pilots lose the battle for survival. They will never again land off a final approach.The author is a private pilot and researcher into aircraft and all aspects of flying. He has almost 50 years of experience in the field.

 

Cover Tony Margrave - front BIOGRAPHICAL PROFILES OF THE RECIPIENTS OF THE CONNECTICUT VOLUNTEERS SERVICE MEDAL 1861 by Tony Margrave

 A reference book for people with an interest in the American Civil War. Tony Margrave has written extensively on matters military for journals published in Britain, France and the United States and as a result has been elected  a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. 

He has been four awarded literary awards (the Canon William M Lummis trophy) by the Crimean War Research Society and two Literary Medals by the Orders and Medals Society of America.

 

 

Boat race FRONT cover  THE BOAT RACE by Anjali Mittal

 When 11 year old Zack returns home to a sleepy African town, he does not expect an exciting summer holiday, but then he meets  Kante, his new ‘rafiki’.  One stormy day they have a paper boat race, which leads them into a most extraordinary adventure in an  enchanted kingdom, where their mission is to save the Banana People.  A story of  friendship, mystical people and magic, and above all a story of Africa.

 

 

 

L scan of cover framed LOVE AND LOYALTY Jay Margrave

 Jay Margrave proposes the idea that the young Jane Austen had a controversial love affair which may have coloured her life and  writing. During the Napoleonic wars Jane nurses a captured French officer and love blossoms.  But is it to be love or loyalty? That is her dilemma.

 

 

 

Noontide Owls Front CoverNOONTIDE OWLS by Irene Black

The conquering forces of Shoog the Awesome have left the City after a hundred years.
Its inhabitants - Anvil People, Scribes, Timekeepers and Mariner Folk - are free again.
Will they join together to rebuild their devastated City?
Or will their liberty cause darker forces to leach out?

  

 

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A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE WHOLE WORLD by George Abbot

 George Abbot, later Archbishop of Canterbury wrote 'The Brief Description' in 1599. It gives us a revealing glimpse of how a leading churchman of this time regarded his world. This edition is designed to be accessible to readers of today while still keeping the flavour of George Abbot’s work. It has been edited by Anthony Richmond, Master of Abbot’s Hospital, Guildford.

 

 

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THE NINE LIVES OF KIT MARLOWE by Jay Margrave
 
This book takes the reader through a sixteenth century tour of Europe wllh Kit Marlowe and his friend but with an ingenious aim - anyone who Loves the Shakespeare and Marlowe conspiracy will love the turn of events in this novel, which is the third of a trilogy featuring Tom Priedeux.  

 

   

taintedtreecoverTAINTED TREE by Jacquelynn Luben

 A surprise bequest from an unknown benefactor leads American adoptee, Addie Russell, to Surrey on a journey to discover more about her mysterious English family. She does not know that her search will uncover secrets that will both shock and thrill her. Nor can she imagine the emotions and events which await her.

 

 

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DARSHAN by Irene Black

A young woman struggles through a morass of unsuitable relationships, involving betrayal, danger and heartbreak, in order to find her cultural identity. Her journey takes her from India to Britain to American and back to India. Is she destined to live her life on the fringes of the communities where she grew up? Or will she finally come to terms with who she is?

 

 

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LUTHER'S AMBASSADORS by Jay Margrave

In this, the second of the Priedeux mysteries, we rediscover Tom Priedeux, now serving the young Anne Boleyn. However, Tom is more than just a servant; at different times, he is her mentor, her confidante and sometimes her critic. Anne has one overriding ambition: to reform the Catholic Church. The only way she can achieve her aim is to marry a powerful man and use her wiles to influence him. This man, of course, is Henry VIII. Priedeux helps her in this aim and when her schemes are going awry he is there to fight her battles; when her life is threatened, he saves her; when she needs a ally, he is  at her side. But for how long can he survive the political battles of the Court without himself becoming a target for powerful men?

 

Gawain1THE GAWAIN QUEST by Jay Margrave

Priedeux is a medieval hitman. He is sent to kill the writer of the poem, Gawain and the Green Knight, to stop further seditious texts against the King, Richard II. As he follows the clues in the poem, Priedeux finds himself questioning the very purpose of his vocation. Can he discover the identity of the mysterious author in time to stop rebellion and save his own life? And what will he report to his master, John of Gaunt?

 

 

 
bottleA BOTTLE OF PLONK by Jacquelynn Luben

It's 1989 - a time when Liebfraumilch, Black Forest gateau and avocado bathrooms are all the rage, and nobody uses mobile phones. When Julie Stanton moves in with Richard Webb one Saturday night in May, everything is looking rosy. She certainly doesn't expect their romantic evening together to end with her walking out of the flat clutching the bottle of wine with which they were to toast their new relationship. But then Julie and the wine part company, and the bottle takes the reader on a journey through a series of events revealing love, laughter and conflict.

 

 

MoonnewcoverTHE MOON'S COMPLEXION by Irene Black

Bangalore, India 1991. Ashok Rao, a young doctor, has returned home from England to choose a bride. But who is the intriguing Englishwoman who seeks him out? Why is she afraid and what is the secret that binds them together? The lives of two strangers are turned upside down when they meet and the past comes to haunt them. The Moon's Complexion is a tale of love across cultural boundaries. It is also a breath-taking adventure tale played out in the mystical lands of Southern India and Sri Lanka and in the icy countryside of winter England.

 

 

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ON THE EDGE by Esme Ashford

Tramps with bad feet, a sheep rustler, a busker invited to dinner; a weird monster who devours a nasty husband, and a child who learns from a visit to the fun fair; stories, limericks and blank verse: it is all here in this magical collection of short stories and poems!