Losing My Religion - The Radical Message of the Kingdom

A bold and fundamental message about the Kingdom of God–skilfully tackled and powerfully delivered.   This book arises from twenty five years of study and a passion to see people grasp the extent and significance of the Kingdom of God and to apply it in their own lives. This message is not an addendum to the gospel but is in fact the gospel. “…From the provocative title through to the last page I challenge and inform the reader's understanding of the Kingdom of God and its implications in the here and now. This is not just a theological diatribe, but a reasoned and gritty analysis of what the kingdom of God actually is and how it affects our lifestyle, values and hopes” says Richard Bradbury. Find out more A pertinent topic for all Christians. "A central and pertinent topic, skilfully tackled with insight" …

Wild Strawberries - Exhilarating true-life story of a war-time evacuee

War-time evacuee Derek Smith recounts his wild and exhilarating evacuee stories in a new book. This is the true story of a nine year old boy who, at the height of the Birmingham blitz, is transported from his ‘all mod cons’ big city home to the safety of a house in a remote south Staffordshire hamlet, a mile and a half from nowhere, where he finds himself living in domestic and sanitary conditions that have remained unaltered for over a thousand years – the culture shock to end all culture shocks. “…Writing this book was at times a strange experience, so intense were the memories that I often felt that I was that nine year old boy again. It was while in the country I was turned from city fool–into a country boy at heart” says author Derek Smith. Find out more. A poignant story of a young Brummie evacuated to the wild country-side during the Birmingham blitz “Exhilarating true-life story of a war-time evacuee” ...

A candid review of OTOLI. Have you been there?

A review of by Lubna Sengul* 20 May 2011 Alice Turner a social outcast finds solace from the bullying in a cafe called OTOLI and befriends the mysterious waitress Jenny, only to find that she has her own agenda. OTOLI takes the reader on a very rapid and quick journey of bullying and potential consequences for the bully and the victim. I was able to get into Alice Turner's world of being a victim of bully and understand how she felt. OTOLI is an excellent brief insight into how much hurt a victimised child feels and that name calling can unfortunately in some instance have devastating results. This book should be bought by all schools and provided to pupils in the hope that this will reach a bully and allow them to asses their behaviour towards the bullied and the 'less social' students and allow them to change the way they behave. I do however feel the ending was perhaps rushed and feel disappointed with how things turned out for Alice and Jenny. Apart from this, a good r

Book Savvy Spotlight on Bryony Allen

Bringing you exclusive interviews with authors featured in the Book Savvy Newsletter. Our Guest, Bryony Allen writes Adult and Young Adult fiction. She is the author of 'Mystery, Deceit and a School Inspector' and 'OTOLI', her latest book. Bryony is a teacher and currently lives in the beautiful wilds of the Suffolk countryside with her husband, four children, and the family pets of cats and dogs. Enjoy the interview. Q1. Can you tell us a little about yourself and your book 'OTOLI'? I am a primary school teacher and mother of four. I live in a village in the Suffolk countryside and I absolutely love it here. Writing has always been a passion of mine although motherhood, dog walking and work pushes it to the back burner, except in the dark hours of the morning. I am also an avid reader, especially of crime fiction. 'OTOLI' is a book aimed at the teen / young adult audience. It is a tale of how three teenagers coped against bullies and socia

'Bible John - Closure' by Andrew Malloy

Andrew Malloy releases a gripping thriller set in Glasgow in the late 1960s based on the true-story of the serial killer prophetically dubbed ‘Bible John’. The illegitimate birth of twin boys in 1945: the infamous Bible John slayings: two present day murders. What is the terrifying link that connects all three? During the late 1960’s, the actions of a vicious serial killer prophetically dubbed ‘Bible John’ caused mass hysteria among the young women of Glasgow, holding them in a chilling, vice-like grip of terror. Then, inexplicably, in late 1969, almost as quickly as they had begun, the killings stopped. …Find out more… Author Andrew Malloy says: “The scene is set for a nightmarish journey for Mason Blackwell and his team as the crime count threatens to spiral out of control. Expect the unexpected as the story dramatically twists and turns, sending all concerned towards a violent and terrifying conclusion...” A fictionalised account of the story of 1960s Glasgow serial killer - ‘

Book Savvy Spotlight on Grahame Howard

Bringing you exclusive interviews with authors featured in the Book Savvy Newsletter. Our Guest is Grahame Howard, the author of four books: 'All Bagged Up', 'The Wishing Book', 'The Wishing Book 2 - Return to Mars' and 'The Wishing Book 3 - Extermination'. Enjoy the interview. Q1. Can you tell us a little about yourself and your book 'Wishing Book 2'? I live with my wife and family in Dorset. We have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. I suffered for 10 years with the disease, Ulcerative Colitis until I had surgery for a permanent ileostomy. I felt quite desperate and if not for my Christian faith I don't know how I would have managed. I wrote about this in my first book, All Bagged Up, to help other people in similar situations. Being a child at heart, I started writing children's fantasy stories. My story is about some children who find a book with magical powers that grants wishes. This has now turned into a series. The W

To Boldly Go - Where so many have gone before.

Amazing voyages of a nautical nature A daring adventure of one man’s attempt to sail solo round the world. After a working life at sea of some thirty-five years one might think it would be time to swallow the anchor, as the saying goes, and retire to a peaceful existence on shore. However, in the case of this writer such an existence by nature was not to be. To misquote a saying; you can take a sailor away from the sea, but you can't take the sea from a sailor, and the pull to return to the water is forever strong. 'I want to go down to the sea again to the lonely sea and the sky,' as John Masefield wrote in his poem Sea Fever. This book relates the further experiences of a nautical nature for the author after retiring as a captain of VLCCs (Very Large Crude Carriers). …Find out more… A daring and immersing true-life sea adventure … .