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A sensitive and insightful new book on helping children cope with bereavement

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A Grief Unobserved By Maggie Kindred There is a wonderful book by C S Lewis in which he describes the process of coming to terms with his bereavement - the 'grief observed' which most adults will experience at some time in their lives… this book is about the grief not observed, that of very young children. It is for parents, carers, and professionals who work with them. Very often the remaining parent, close relatives and well-meaning friends, are understandably so involved with their own grief that they try to sweep the child's problem under the carpet. They can regard apparent lack of reaction in the child with relief, rather than as a danger signal. “This book is essentially practical - it is meant to make 'therapy' an everyday concept, so avoids jargon and theoretical language where possible.” says Author Maggie Kindred. Find out more “Insightful and sensitive” …publishedbestsellers.com Genre: Family & Relationships: Death, Grief,

A stirring true story of triumph and recovery from breast cancer

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Mammograms Save Lives By Avril Dalziel Saunders Avril was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2011. After a mammogram she was called back to receive the devastating news that she had breast cancer. She felt well, had no symptoms, had never smoked, ate a healthy diet and exercised regularly, so how could this be? There was no explanation, it can happen to anyone! Author Avril Dalziel Saunders says ‘…I want to inspire and encourage these women as well as women all over the world to have regular checks. …my profit from the book sales will go to Breast Cancer Care and Macmillan Nurses. I am shouting this out loud…‘MAMMOGRAMS SAVE LIVES!’… Find out more “Inspiring and triumphant” …publishedbestsellers.com Genre: Coping with illness and specific conditions ISBN: 978-1-907728-36-5 Publication Date: 23 February 2012 Edition/Format: 1st/Paperback Book Size: 203 x 127 mm 70pp

Exhilarating autobiography of 70 year old desert runner

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Me and My Shadow By Ray Matthews Exhilarating autobiography of 70 year old desert runner and his extraordinary 100 miles run round Rotherham. What kind of man runs 100 miles at the age of 70? What makes anyone want to run 100 miles? Who decides what the right age is to achieve your dreams? Throughout a lifetime, everyone has the opportunity to meet truly exceptional people. Ray Matthews is one of them. From being a cocky ginger haired, Yorkshire lad who just wanted to “have a go at boxing,” to his recent 100km Sahara Desert race, Ray’s life is truly inspiring and anyone seeking to take on the impossible should read this book. Ray writes with a passion that reflects his fervour for life. Feel the emotion as a young Ray takes steps that help him discover the most important mentors; who lead him to make the hardest choices; which made the biggest differences in his life. Find out more “Extraordinary and exhilarating” …publishedbestsellers.com Genre: A

An engaging and wonderfully entertaining mystery novel

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Another classic British detective fiction by Julius Falconer Fancy a twenty-first-century murder linked to an eighteenth-century parish register? - with a stroll through the byways of ancient Middle Eastern languages, a piece of eighteenth-century silver, a spot of genealogy and trips to France, Italy and Austria thrown in? Then this is the book for you! The discovery of the body of a petty criminal one winter’s night in 2011, in a quiet Yorkshire hamlet, sets in train a series of events which stretches Inspector Walter Moat’s capabilities to the utmost. His wily opponent, as he eventually discovers, is an elusive master-criminal called Lomax, who weaves a devious and ruthless path to achieve his goals. Moat and his sergeant find themselves attempting to nail a crook intent on thwarting the resolve of a friendless waif… Find out more “A triumph of literary wit” …publishedbestsellers.com Genre: Fiction: Crime Mystery ISBN: 978-1-907728-34-1 Publication Date:

'From Coconuts to Condors' - Candid reviews

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A unforgettable trip to Brazil, Peru and Bolivia Book Reviews "David and Valerie Astill clearly have a gift for making friends... and were privileged to attend a number of local ceremonies and events such as the candomble in Salvador de Bahia, an important religious ceremony in honour of the gods, which very few tourists have experienced…Valerie Astill’s descriptions of adventures, landscapes, costumes and local customs are detailed and picturesque. Her book also includes many photographs, sadly only in black and white." Joan Stephens, Leicester Mercury ---------- "A nice travelogue, honest and lightly written. It’s warts and all, “The entrance and archway dating back to the 16th century had obviously been used more recently as a public convenience. It smelt dreadful…” If you want an insight into travel through Brazil, Peru and Bolivia, this will give you what you’re after." Paul Bondsfield, Explore Worldwide Ltd ---------- "As a fellow traveller to the

Pre-release reviews

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'Me and my shadow' An incredible story of a desert runner. "It has been a real pleasure to read “Me and My Shadow”. It is an inspirational book where the author has bravely shared so much of himself and his journey. I am intrigued by extraordinary stories of determination, and achievement, whereby adversity is overcome and goals are reached. This book is a perfect example of this. The author takes you on a journey and leaves you wanting more, always the mark of a great book." Marina Tune Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist —————————— "I am so glad that I took the time to read “Me and My Shadow”. Once I began reading I did not want to put the book down, neither did I want it to end. The author Ray Matthews takes you on a journey throughout his life, and as a reader, you feel that you are part of that journey. I felt like I was the “shadow” referred to in the title. The descriptive writing and storytelling painted such an imaginative picture that I felt I was r