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Secrets of a School Teacher

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The Life that Jack Built By  John Butler A fascinating and heart-warming tale that is personal, historical and humorous with moments of passion and fear. It is the early 1940s; Jack is a young man leaving university at odds with himself. He tries to make a career in banking but finding himself a square peg in a round hole, so he decides to enter the teaching profession which takes him to urban and rural schools in post war Britain. This is the story of his many escapades. It is the tale of how he handles work, romantic attachments and manages to wriggle out of the tightest of situations.  Then suddenly opportunity knocks for him–it is an opportunity you’d have to be mad to take–he takes the plunge, but at the end he is in for a surprise. .. .. Find out more  

The King’s Ransom: Brilliantly written with twist, turns and excitement. Highly recommended!

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Set in medieval England, The King’s Ransom is crammed with complex but brilliant characters who will keep you engrossed and reading till the end. Each of the characters has their unique perspectives on the events that occur and in a fascinating way the author gives an insight into what they're thinking. The writing is lucid and description so deft it puts you in touch with the characters–you can feel the emotions–you really feel you are at Penbroke Castle! The author doesn’t beat around the bush as the reader is thrust straight into the action from the onset. This is then followed up flawlessly with a mystery and a quest for the young boys. The boys receive fortunes which help them with their quest, and it all culminates in an exciting grand finale. Overall, a brilliantly written book with twist, turns and excitement. Highly recommended! Reviewed by Joshua A. (13 years old)
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"I enjoyed reading this novel so much because of the author's talent to create the perfect plot. I liked all the twists and different directions he was taking me. Definitely a page turner! I couldn't put it down. The author has the ability to write description that made me feel like I was part of the story. I could see everything the author wanted me to see, like in a movie. It's well written and the characters all perfectly described. It's definitely a book that I will read again. It was a good read and the end left me wanting more. I recommend this book to everyone! Two thumbs up!"   Neal James is the author of five books: 'A Ticket to Tewkesbury' , 'Short Stories - V1' , 'Two Little Dicky Birds' , ' Threads of Deceit ' & ' Full Marks '. Paperback | Waterstones | Amazon UK Ebook | Kobo |  Amazon Kindle | Apple iBook  | Txtr  

Joyous Pomp Romp!!!

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A review of Pomp and Circumstances by Steve Campen, Radio Producer The Review " Love and marriage and what better backdrop than the biggest marriage, so far, this century. Sue really brings the whole day back to life again. Like many I was non-plussed about the Kate and William wedding but really rather enjoyed the whole event, much like this book, filled with teenage angst royal splendour and a touch of genuine love. Does it all end happily ever after? I suggest you read Sue's book to find out. " Steve Campen, Radio Producer  

Book Savvy Spotlight on Polly Morten

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Bringing you exclusive interviews with authors featured in the Book Savvy Newsletter. Our Guest is  Polly Morten * Enjoy the interview. Q1 .  Can you tell us a little about yourself? I trained  in science, worked as a college lecturer, ran a beauty salon, lived on a sheep farm, ran local and national dressage competitions, dressage judge, competed in one day eventing, show jumping and dressage. I'm currently working at a local Stately Home, and training and working my two Labradors. I'm married with no children. Q2. Give us, if you would, 'Gift Horse' in a nutshell, for those who haven't yet had a chance to read it. An amusing weave of different people's lives, all brought together by a professional or personal interest in horses. Q3. Give us a sense of how this novel came together, if you would. Where did you begin, and how did you shape the narrative to create the final version of the story? I began by going to a creative writing group, never havi

Ronald Ooms' Silver Eagle has been featured in the Belgian Newspaper Nieuwsblad van Geel.

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Genre: Biography / Military history The Official Biography Of “Band Of Brothers” Veteran Clancy Lyall Read the feature ( on available in Dutch Language ) Watch Trailer Paperback | Waterstones | Amazon UK Ebook | Kobo | Tesco eBook |  Amazon Kindle |  Apple iBook

NOOK HD Tablets Originally £99 Now Only £79 for a Limited Time

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