Grimaldi’s Jolly Journey
Philip Alesander Sugg

Published: Sept 2020
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Hardback 64 pages
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ISBN: 9-781934-425234


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The fun-loving Prince Regent, now George IV, is bored!
Can Joseph Grimaldi, Britain’s funniest clown, rise to the challenge to make him laugh? And can Henry, the Marquess of Worcester, known to be the speediest of amateur coach drivers, get him from London to Brighton in record time, despite the perils of highwaymen, ghosts, and other misfortunes along the way?

Philip Alexander Sugg is an artist and historian now living in Rottingdean, Brighton.
He spends much of his time creating miniature puppet theatres.

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Amanda Rosenstein Davidson

‘This hilarious story is made even funnier by Philip’s quirky and lively drawings.
A must for all adults who retain a child-like enthusiasm for the bizarre!’

Lillias
Joanne McShane

Lillias
Joanne McShane

Lillias Hepburn’s life spanned ninety-six years from 1817 until 1913. It was a full life with more than its fair share of ups and downs. But there is more to Lillias’s story than simply the details of her own life, for her very existence was due to a strange combination of events. The only clue to these events was contained in a preamble which her father, Robert Hepburn, wrote to his will.

The Preamble to the will of Captain Robert Hepburn RN (1782-1866)
This is the last Will and Testament of me Robert Hepburn of Roy’s Hill in the District of Fingal in Tasmania Esquire (Lineal descendant by my father Captain Hepburn of the family of Hepburn of Keith East Lothian Scotland, and by my mother Mary Ann Roy, great grandson of Rob Roy McGregor, and by my grandmother Isabella Princess of Diabenti, daughter of the King of the Koromantic Nation of the Gold Coast of Africa. I am Prince of Diabenti Lineal descendant of the King of that nation in Africa.)

Published: Sept 2020
Paperback: 240 pages
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ISBN: 9-781913-425456

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For the historical details of Lillias’s life and the lives of the other people featured in the story I have used information available online and in historical documents. The rest is conjecture. It is a story, not a historical document.

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Buddy’s Lonely Day
M. C. Reuben

Published: August 2020>
Price: £8.99
Paperback 32 pages
Illustrations: Full colour
ISBN: 9-81913-425289


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Buddy is a sad and lonely dog and nobody wants to be his friend.

'I am a nice dog ... why can't I make friends'? he thinks.

One day he decides to go on an adventure far from his garden to find some friends. But Buddy has a secret friend who wants to bring a very special gift to Buddy...

Children may feel lonely but there is always a chance they can make some friends. This book shows them that there is always hope and you never know who you will meet along the way.

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Grandpa’s War, Volume 1
George West

By Patience and Perseverance and
a Bottle of Sweet Oil
Grandpa’s War, Volume 1
Edited by Effie Cadwallader

By Patience and Perseverance and a Bottle of Sweet Oil is the first volume of an account of an ordinary soldier`s experiences during World War 2, one man`s course through seven years of activity not of his own choosing, recounting episodes, individuals and activities in extraordinary detail.
We follow George West from the shock of being transformed from a teenage accounts clerk into a soldier before war broke out in 1939, through the confusion of the Phoney War to the horror of Dunkirk and its aftermath.
George`s story isn`t really about fighting or regimental business; it is a chronological account of the incidents and elements of his daily life, described in interesting detail, with a few adventures and some odd characters thrown in.
Published: Sept 2020
Paperback: 206 pages
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There are simmering feuds, romantic dalliances, humanitarian rescues and comic moments, as well as the inevitable fear and danger.
George matures from an innocent nineteen-year-old driver into a highly competent, resourceful and inventive Sergeant Mechanic, Royal Engineers. Volume 2, “The Snail, at Length, Reached Jerusalem” covers the second part of George`s war, from North Africa, through Sicily, D Day, “A Bridge Too Far” and Belsen, to demob in 1946. George West was brought up in South Shields. His mother died in childbirth and his father disappeared to Australia, so he was adopted by his mother`s elder sister and her husband who were late middle-aged when they took the baby. His upbringing was strictly Methodist and difficult, but he spent a great deal of his childhood with his close friend Bill Sharp whose family was open, loving and lively. After the war George married Bill`s younger sister, Kathleen.

George qualified as a primary school teacher soon after demob and had a successful career back in South Shields, specialising in teaching literacy and numeracy and, of course, drawing and painting, before retiring to live with Kathleen in Shropshire.
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Pebbles of Inspiration
Daniela Svampa Cowie

Pebbles of Inspiration
Daniela Svampa Cowie

I have had ample opportunity throughout my unsettled life-journey to ponder on the reflective passages and to focus on the positive quotes and reminders that I share in this rich collection. With their aid I hope to bring light and hope into your life. We all need a little extra inner sunshine and encouragement on those days when we walk in troubled waters - and on those days when we are flying high, may this book be an accompanying and reassuring guide. Read from the beginning or let your heart guide you to a page by chance. Either way, may it serve you, inspire and enrich your journey as you unveil your life.
Published: August 2020
Paperback: 200 pages
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Daniela began her journey in rural Italy, surrounded by scrutiny and judgement, searching for love, acceptance and purpose. Her determination and hopes led her on a tumultuous journey that has seen her deal with the dramatic realities of her life. Using the strength and knowledge gained she has sought and found a balance and tranquillity she now channels into guiding and supporting others. Through her counselling and public speaking, she is now dedicated to helping others face and overcome their difficulties and demons in life and continues to deliver her message of love, hope and peace.
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Bimble in Crinklewood
James S M Parker

Bimble in Crinklewood
a jaunt through lavender teardrops with dEATH


dEATH: the action of dying or being killed; the end of the life of a person or organism.
hell: a place regarded in various religions as a spiritual realm of evil and suffering, often traditionally depicted as a place of perpetual fire beneath the earth where the wicked are punished after dEATH.
Bimble In Crinklewood: James S M Parker’s 5th book and conclusion to his own inferno brought on by the desertion of his father, the dEATH of his mother, battles with his own alcoholism, and, fight with depression and self-harm.
Published: May 2018
Paperback: 212 pages
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ISBN: 9-781912-419272


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Who Are We But The Forgotten
James S M Parker

Who Are We But The Forgotten

Just an ordinary day full of ordinary people living ordinary lives. Lost in their existence, lost in their technology, lost in their selfish thoughts. And then suddenly, there was a change, a something and then a nothing. And then came the cruelty. The amnesia swept across the planet and affected all in different ways turning those ordinary people into extraordinary creatures unaware of themselves, unaware of their family, unaware of their past. Seen through the eyes, and recorded by the hand, of Stewart MaCaulay, this tale of horror and terror, of loss and love and of fear and death is translated by James S M Parker and released as his 13th book. A modern classic made up of verse with hints of scripture and poetry that takes us on a disturbing journey and asks the question; what are we without memory…no, who are we without memory? And the answer; who are we…but the forgotten.
Published: May 2020
Paperback: 124 pages
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ISBN: 9-781913-425302


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The Mortimer Affair – Joan de Joinville’s Story
Alice Mitchell

Joan de Joinville is favoured by fortune when she inherits her grandfather’s lands instead of being sent to a nunnery. But then her marriage is arranged to Roger Mortimer, the young son of a powerful Marcher family. Her marriage turns into a love match nevertheless and she will bear him twelve children.
Roger becomes experienced in warfare and is valuable to the young King Edward II and his notorious favourite Piers Gaveston. But when Piers is unexpectedly murdered, the King adopts a new favourite - Hugh Despenser the Younger - and he is Roger’s sworn enemy. Roger leads an unsuccessful rebellion against the King and is imprisoned in the Tower. This means Joan is also imprisoned and suffers great hardships. So begins her journal.
When she learns of Roger’s escape from the Tower, and his subsequent return to England at the head of a conquering Army, she believes her troubles will be over. Yet they are only just beginning as she watches her husband’s descent into avarice and cruelty.
Published: Aug 2020
Extent: 364 pages
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He belongs to Queen Isabella now and rules for her, through her underage son. Joan must find the strength to endure dreadful humiliation for the sake of her family. Finally, history will condemn her husband for regicide - Only Joan knows the truth.

Alice Mitchell won a Betty Trask award in 1985 with her first novel, Instead of Eden, which was published by WH Allen in 1986.
For most of her working life, she has been a medical practitioner but is now retired and has returned to writing. After many years living in Merseyside and North Wales, she has moved back to Keighley in West Yorkshire where she was born.
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