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Dreams - by Natalie Mason, taken from her book: 'Poems and Rhymes for all Times'

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Poems and Rhymes for all Times | Poetry by Natalie Mason

Tell Me - What's in the dark crevices of the mind? | A poem by Carmel McCarthy

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Trophy Girl and other Poems | Poetry by Carmel McCarthy

Book Savvy Spotlight on Ray Matthews

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Bringing you exclusive interviews with authors featured in the Book Savvy Newsletter. Our Guest is  Ray Matthews * Enjoy the interview. Q1. Can you tell us a little about yourself and your book 'Me and my Shadow? I am now living my dream life - doing almost all the things I ever wanted and fulfilling ambitions that were not possible before retirement whilst fully occupied earning a living. 'Youth is wasted on the young' is an understated comment made by my father, oh how true. Writing 'Me and My Shadow' has opened up new avenues I never thought possible. 'Me and My Shadow' is about a dedication to achieving goals in extreme sports.  The book is about endurance running events and how it all began with boxing as a young boy brought up in a South Yorkshire steelmaking town.   Q2. Why did you write this book? To start with, I wrote this book mainly as a record of some of my challenges and then later for my own satisfaction.   Q3. What provided the

The Longdon Murders - Free Review Copies Giveway

We have 5 review copies of The Longdon Murders* in eBook to giveaway on Apple iBookstore. If you would like to review a copy, send a request via facebook or email bookreviews@pneumasprings.co.uk When you send your request please tell us a bit about yourself e.g. profession/vocation, blog, website etc. * http://www.pneumasprings.co.uk/TheLongdonMurders.htm  Read Excerpt:   http://www.readandsoar.com/2013/01/the-longdon-murders-chapter-1.html  FB Page:   http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pneuma-Springs-Publishing/135001099857077 

Book Video - Expect the unexpected with dramatic twists and turns

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Bible John - Closure | Fiction: Crime / suspense by Andrew Malloy  

Listen to Neal James' interview on a book talk radio show, The Reading Circle with Marc Medley

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Author Neal James was interviewed on Saturday 12 January 2013, WP88.7 FM Brave New Radio. Click to listen to the feature audio clip . (OR listen via the player below). Neal James is the author of four books: 'A Ticket to Tewkesbury' , 'Short Stories - Volume One' , 'Two Little Dicky Birds' and Threads of Deceit . Neal's latest book titled Full Marks , is due out in Springs 2013. Blurbs for Neal's published books are provided below.

Where was I when my friend really needed me?

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A FRIEND in need is a blasted nuisance," so goes the corrupted version of the saying. What the phrase in its original form does is to turn this colloquialism around. "A friend in need is a friend indeed," is a statement that the ones who stand by you in times of trouble are those whom you can truly regard as friends. With this in mind I failed a good friend completely through self-interest when I was needed, and the real shame of the matter was that a quiet word from me in the appropriate ears would probably have stopped the whole thing before it really had the chance to get going. By that time the bullying, for that is what it had become, had spread throughout the school and I could well have stopped it from even germinating – I didn't.