• 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.
    It is 2018, and Rawlings is ready to make a fresh start – but his life rarely goes to plan. Lying in hospital after hopefully his final leg operation, Rawlings reflects that he is now without any responsibilities. His brief affair is over, and his grandson Felix is in Australia. As soon as Rawlings is discharged, he will move into his new London home, the garden flat of his friend Max’s Putney house, and make plans for his future. Although still suffering from acute PTSD, the year begins well. Rawlings meets Max’s sisters and, to his surprise, enjoys their company. He also makes a rewarding trip to see his long-neglected sister Stella in Scotland. But on his return, things start to go awry. From their Skype calls, it is obvious Felix is unsettled and unhappy, and Rawlings resolves to get the boy home and save him further distress. At the same time, he finds himself under pressure to write another book about the Sarajevo Siege. This means making a painful visit to the city, which reawakens traumatic memories and the ghost of his lost love Mia. What follows Sarajevo is a visit to Mia’s family in Vermont, which produces disturbing and shocking surprises. Will Rawlings manage to bring Felix home? Will he write the book? Will he be able to withstand the advances of two unstable and neurotic women? Will Isobel, the only person he relies on, finally lose patience with him? Rawlings remains the same taciturn, difficult but charming character, but as the year progresses, he changes, becoming far more reflective and soul-searching. He knows something is missing from his life…
  • Prompted by people’s renewed interest in our countryside thanks to Covid lockdowns, Bob and Mary Fish decided to spend 12 months photographing the changing seasons of The Isle of Axholme. September is traditionally the start of the farming year, so September 2020 seemed a good place to begin. Village, field, woodland and wildlife all feature, and Bob has added the narrative with, naturally, a little history thrown in for good measure! From the splendour of an Isle autumn, through heavy winter snowfalls, to the first hints of spring and then the abundance of summer, Mary has been out every month and captured it all in stunning full-colour photography. So journey through The Isle of Axholme’s seasons in this limited edition, full-colour hardbacked book. We hope you enjoy this slightly different take on the unique area in which we live.
  • Have you ever experienced strange and terrifying dreams? Those that scare you so much you are too afraid to go to sleep again? Well, that was exactly what happened to Carolann. They were so frightening, but not as frightening as what was to come … in real life. This is the true story of how a nightmare foretold of cancer - and predicted two ends. But would people listen? When a misdiagnosis gave the all-clear, Carolann, a nurse, was having none of it. And so began a roller coaster ride of huge highs and desperate lows with a twist at the end. A heart warming and touching story that will have you crying with laughter.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • A Tangled Web is a work of crime fiction that will play with your mind long after you have finished reading it.
  • BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE! The Strange Year of E.G. Rawlings and A Year of Trials for E.G. Rawlings, numbers 1 and 2 in Jane McCulloch's latest trilogy.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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…


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