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Painted Ghosts - Three Colourful Nifty Tales

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  T hree women head from England to modern day India; each on a personal quest. Daphne revisits the Ajanta caves to re-find the artist in her that she had to abandon as a teenager. Has she the strength to face the painted ghosts of her past? Stella wanders the sands of Goa with her estranged sister in the hope of reconciliation. Can the celebration of an ancient myth at the Garden of Izzat Baig heal the rift? Ria is drawn to the snowy heights of the Himalayas to find a long lost twin, but becomes embroiled in a family dispute in a home with a view of glass mountains. And will she ever find her twin? …Find out more…visit book web page www.pneumasprings.co.uk/product/painted-ghosts/   “Colourful shades of Indian life in three nifty tales” …publishedbestsellers.com

Peter Hodgson's detective mystery novel - 'Critical Murder'

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A dirty bomb explodes amidst an anti-war protest in North London. Severe injuries, caused by toxic fumes from a uranic compound used in the bomb; put Britain's security services on high alert. Tara Drake is an attractive highly trained agent. She is promoted into a special unit of MI5's anti-terrorist branch. When suspicion falls on an extremist group called The Amama, Drake is assigned the job of helping her colleagues track down the mastermind behind the attack. Over 200 miles away in Cumbria, DI Dave Perry finally escapes his lethargy when a call takes him to a grisly crime scene in Glenmar Forest. The bizarre, brutal murder of a nuclear plant worker has no obvious motive. The only clue - writing on the soles of the victim's feet - steers Perry's investigation in two directions. Criticised by his superior, Perry follows his intuition in a desperate search for answers. As more tragic events unfold, Perry is forced into a confrontation against a formidable foe an

A tale of forbidden passions - To Know the Road

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Annie Coyle Martin's story of forbidden passions set in the war years and played against a background of sectarianism and religious conservatism in Ireland. An inspiring tale of love, hate and the indomitable human spirit. It is 1937, Victoria is the youngest daughter of well to do Irish Protestant parents. A chance meeting with a handsome stranger sets Victoria on a heartbreaking path of conflict involving family, tradition and religion. Caught between the Catholic and Protestant hostilities in Ireland, will Victoria and Donny ever find happiness? This is a story of forbidden passions set primarily in the Thirties and the war years, and plays against a background of sectarianism and extreme social and religious conservatism in an Ireland neutral in the war, isolated at the edge of Europe and yet impacted in every filament of daily life by the conflict. Find out more… To Know the Road “A sweeping heart-tugging wartime love story brought to life by deftly crafted character

A captivating thriller - 'Sins of the Father'

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Ruthlessly manipulated for most of his adult life by a cunning enemy posing as his friend, half drowned and enslaved in the Congo and hoodwinked in New York, Doctor James Parker slides into a deep pit of depression. Utterly consumed by misery and grief with his best friend and his fiancé missing, his family decimated by the death of his father and his beloved sister, he is past listening to reason and believes he has every reason to kill his generous benefactor, the man he blames for all his misfortunes. But the gallows await! After a cruel start in life, abandoned outside an orphanage as a baby, Billy Turpin grows up to become big, strong and handsome, a natural and highly successful entrepreneur running several companies. Greedy councillors, gullible men and women are willingly hypnotized by his wealth, his easy confidence and charismatic charm. But one person suspects he is also a psychopathic killer with a very personal and mysterious grudge against him, his family and friends.

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

Earning a Crust - Logic doesn’t come into it

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Fascinating and engaging autobiography of career after Royal Air Force service. By Derek Rosser The author’s literary efforts covering his experiences as a National Serviceman in the RAF in the 1950s (A Reluctant Recruit) generated such a favourable reception, so much so that he embarked on a second, more or less true, account of his life as a typical boy growing up in the thirties and forties (Call Me Valentine). This is his third book, completing the trilogy. It is the account of what happened to him after leaving the Royal Air Force; it is the story of a long, and mainly happy, interesting working career. The author Derek Rosser says: “For the best part of forty years I was engaged in trying to earn enough money to keep body and soul together. Some of it was enjoyable, some of it was frustrating and some of it was downright misery….” …Find out more… ‘Earning a Crust’, an entertaining read! “A fascinating autobiography” …publishedbestsellers.com

Read and Soar - "Very readable, it makes an ideal handbook for parents"

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‘Read & Soar’ is about the many benefits and joys of reading for adults and kids and how to get children to enjoy reading from an early age so they can achieve more at school. Research shows that a love of reading is more important for a child’s educational success than their family’s wealth or class. Between the covers of a book exists a sort of paradise, reading is able catapult you from your daily existence to a different world in the twinkling of an eye… Where will your reading adventure take you? A Review by Delyth Humphreys, National Year of Reading 2008 Wales Coordinator ‘A truly inspirational book, full of very quotable quotes about books and reading. Very readable, it makes an ideal handbook for parents, with hints and tips on how to motivate children to read. It also considers ways in which reading empowers the individual and the benefits of reading to health and wellbeing. A treasure chest of ideas for those working with children and young people, it will ring many be