• For each day, I focus on an Old Testament prophecy and its fulfilment in Jesus’ birth, life, death or resurrection. I deliberately included His death and resurrection because to know the significance of a life, you have to see it as a whole. It can only enhance our celebration of Christmas if we know who we’re celebrating and why.
  • The Rice Mice is a heartwarming story of a family of mice who secretly share a house with a family of humans. Only Bomber, the black cat, knows they exist … or so they think! Eventually, and quite by mistake, they come face to face with the household’s two children, with hilarious consequences! Beautifully illustrated, The Rice Mice and its adorably illustrated characters will delight children of primary school age. When 10-year-old author Taylor Louise Rose’s godfather, Kevin, was rushed into intensive care suffering from Coronavirus, nobody thought he would survive. So bad was he that he was encouraged to ring his wife to say goodbye. Taylor adores her ‘Uncle Moose’ as he’s affectionately known, and when the excellent care and dedication of University Hospital Coventry’s doctors and nurses saved his life, Taylor resolved to thank them. And so she wrote The Rice Mice for the children of key workers (and others) to enjoy and to raise funds for NHS Charities.
  • This is not a book to just look at. It’s a creative space for you to write, draw and doodle all over. Soon it will be your own little catalogue of everything to do with dance. A space where you can record your ideas, share your thoughts, work on yourself and fill with passion. Soon it’ll be a handmade map that can guide you back to your happiest self, back to your sweet spot in life. Something that you love... DANCE!
  • It is January 2017. E.G. Rawlings, a noted foreign correspondent forced into retirement after a serious injury in the field, arrives by boat at a vacant mooring on the Thames. To his surprise, he finds it is owned by an old friend from Afghanistan, Isobel Mallinson, the widow of a British diplomat. On learning that Rawlings is now writing an account of his war experiences, Isobel allows him to use her mooring for the year he needs to finish his memoir. During the months that follow, Rawlings, suffering from PTSD and in terrible emotional and physical pain, gains solace in the peaceful life of the river and the community he finds there. Although a loner by nature, he becomes particularly close to Marnie, a middle-aged art teacher with a fragile heart who lives near him in the boathouse. He begins to tell Marnie his story, explaining the unexpected events that have resulted in what he calls ‘turning points’ in his life, taking him in surprising and new directions. Little does the jaded reporter realise that another turning point is just around the corner that will not only profoundly affect his life, but also the lives of all those around him.
  • Andy Connolly is a businessman who is recovering from his divorce, coming to terms with the expense of running two houses, and simply going home after a day at work. However, a car crash on the drive home puts him in contact with a dangerous criminal and the meeting changes his life forever.
  • What would happen if you stepped through a door in time…? A simple woodsman finds himself in the midst of a daring, ambitious plot which could alter the course of history. Completely unaware of his part in the unfolding drama and the danger he is in; Amos has only one thing on his mind - to find a way back to his everyday existence four hundred years ago.   Stranded by some mysterious alchemy in the twenty-first century, Amos’s fate depends entirely on a motley band of companions with a simple and unique view of the world. These friends innocently set about helping Amos in their own inimitable way without realising their actions are about to disrupt carefully laid plans with disastrous consequences.   Folklore and legend invisibly entwine with the here and now to create a heart-warming tale of everyday magic and adventure. ‘The Woodsman’ unlocks hidden worlds around us through the lives of three unlikely heroes who discover that deep in the ancient woods, time can stand still.
  • Drawing on fables and yarns learned from the author’s youth to today and research of primary sources, the stories in Land, Lore, Legacies and Livelihoods weave a pathway through Axholme’s turbulent past. There are tales of war-time courage and survival; an in-depth history of The Epworth Bells and descriptions of famous and less well-known Islonians. There are accounts of events that went with a crash (and a bang); of the tribulations of staff and pupils alike in the Isle’s Victorian schools, and an acknowledgement of those who through resilience and toil bent the acres of Axholme to their will. Whether you come from a long-established Axholme family or have recently become an ‘Islonian’, this book reinforces what many know already – that the people, the landscape and its passage through time have made the Isle of Axholme one of Britain’s most unique places to live.
  • Drownings in the River Trent, accidental deaths, mysterious ‘little people,’ poisonings, murder, deranged and disturbed lives – all can be found in the enclosed pages. Folklore and fantasy or the manifestation of a terrible reality? You decide!
  • When Amy Fairchild’s abusive relationship comes crashing down she takes her chance and runs, fleeing to the idyllic Spanish island of Ibiza. Freedom, and a chance to escape the darkness of her past is all she wants. The last thing Amy expects is to find love. Yet she does, in the muscular arms and dark enchanting eyes of the half-Spanish, half-English, multi-millionaire property investor Roberto Mead. Roberto and Ibiza become her sanctuary. However, she has underestimated her ex-fiancé and soon finds out that he has no intention of letting her go. Can Amy escape her tormentor? As danger looms, can Roberto save her?
  • There was nothing special about Ed. He wasn’t sporty, wasn’t popular and only stood out from the crowd when the school bully spotted him in the corridor. Feeling alone and pretty lost, with a terrible ache in his stomach that made his hands sweat and his heart race, Ed had taken just about all he could and he wished for nothing more than to just disappear altogether. In the entirely extraordinary events that follow, Ed embarks on a life-altering, out of this world experience in which he finds out exactly how different the world could be if he wasn’t in it…
  • Definitely not an autobiography, this book is a series of anecdotes covering my working life, which as you can see from the title was almost entirely working for ‘boards’ - namely the National Coal Board, the Gas Board and the Construction Industry Training Board. I hope this will explain to my family, especially my grandson who is growing up in a world totally different to mine, what life used to be like. I also hope that other readers enjoy the book and realise how quickly the world is changing.
  • All her life Mae has been surrounded by incredible stories, but she’s never had one of her own. All of that is about to change. Join Mae on an adventure as she encounters a secret map, two intriguing brothers and a journey which takes her through the mysteries of the past! The first of the Mae Nugent series of books.
  • A Tangled Web is a work of crime fiction that will play with your mind long after you have finished reading it.
  • The Knot is a story that helps children identify and undo worry knots in their tummies. Beautifully illustrated, the book explains in light-hearted rhyme how worry knots can be dispelled, how even teachers get worry knots and how they cope with them. We can't imagine a single child that won't be able to relate to the theme of The Knot.
  • Ursu is the true and heart-warming story of one woman’s determination to save a dog from certain death. A dog she has never even met. Unwanted, broken, feral and unapproachable the dog has never known anything but years of terrible brutality and abuse at the hands of humans. It could all go very wrong, but somehow she knows that behind those sad and desperate eyes there is a good, kind and intelligent dog. Can he be saved? Can he ever trust a human? Heart-warming, poignant and touching; if you love dogs there is no doubt that you will love Ursu.
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