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A 1930s jape with witticisms on the one hand, and spine chilling scenes on the other. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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I enjoyed this book. It kept your interest and was a quick read. The rich owner of the estate ,Watler Sinnet ,where the Folly under the lake was built was a despicable person who treated everyone badly especially his wife Blanche, son Harry and daughter Rose. He threatened to disinherit his son because he wouldn't join him in his business. But the on didn't like his fathers business ethics so refused to join him. Walter had 3 lakes built on his estate with the Folly built under the lake. He invited a bunch of people to spend time at his estate to showoff the Folly. Well Walter ends up being murdered and the cast of characters spending the week there are all suspects in the murder as all of them have plenty of reason to want to see him dead. The Police Inspector interviews all the guests several times and its difficult coming to a conclusion as all seem to be guilty but in the end the crime is solved and the murderer was one of the guests. Well written "wh

Fierce Thunder is showcased in the Spring collection of The People’s book Prize and can be voted for until 15 May 2016

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We encourage everybody to buy, borrow from the libraries, read, comment and vote for the authors/book. The public have until 15 May 2016 to vote.  The People's Book Prize entry links:   Fierce Thunder - Fiction Category The 3 authors with the most votes in the category will become finalists and will compete again from 16 May 2016 to 12 July 2016 from the special Finalists Page.  The winners will be announced at The People’s Book Prize 7th  Award Ceremony on 12th July 2016 to be broadcast by SKY NEWS. Courtney and Jacquelyn Silberberg are the author of Fierce Thunder . We wish Courtney and Jacquelyn Silberberg the very best with this event.

The Folly Under the Lake, a book review in the Follies Magazine, Edition 96, Spring 2016

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Read book excerpt (preview) Download Book Flyer Ebook   |  Kobo  |  Google Play  |  Apple iBook  |  Nook  |  Amazon Kindle UK  |   Amazon Kindle US The Author Having always had a love for English, Salema qualified to teach it as a foreign language and then went abroad to work in Lebanon. She taught adults at a language centre and eventually ended up helping at a school on the site of an orphanage where she met her husband. She wrote about the plight of the orphans and the article was published in the centre-spread of a Christian newspaper.    Salema has been obsessed with whodunits since she was a teenager and was challenged to write her own by her sister Jess. Not knowing where to start she took herself off to college to do a crime writing course with published crime authors Lesley Thomson and Elly Griffiths and hasn’t looked back since. She currently lives in West Sussex where she takes care of her husband, two children and two cats (not necess

Lessons on leadership and meaning from the pros

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Golfing with the Enlightened Dead Dr David Cruise Malloy; Dr Donald Lyle Lang Book description This book brilliantly applies the thoughts of the world’s greatest thinkers to the practical questions of modern day life, leadership, and work.  The reader walks the fairway with Bud Graland as he is introduced to the likes of Socrates, Nietzsche, Freud, and Frankl.  On each hole a new “Enlightened Dead” thinker is returned to the living and guides Bud through his quest to find meaning in everyday life and the world of work.  Malloy & Lang engage and inspire deeper thinking in a manner as simple as taking a walk and as challenging as the game of golf.  Who knows, it might even improve your game.     Uniqueness of the book Books on philosophy abound as do books on leadership, and golf. The Enlightened Dead takes the bold step and combines these three worlds into a unique, thoughtful, and practical application of philosophy to leadership and meaningful work.  This book provides the

Be moved! Be inspired! Be encouraged!

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H ere is the true and honest story of a man who out of the blue fell victim to oesophageal cancer in mid-life and fought back. He takes the reader from his incomprehension at the moment of diagnosis, to his bewilderment, then acceptance, the battle and finally the all-clear. He does not spare us the disappointments, pain, loneliness and much more! Find out more... Reviews “A very powerful account of one man's journey through the complex NHS system after being diagnosed with cancer. Never losing his sense of humour throughout you will find this book both fascinating and insightful. The author is very relatable which kept me hooked right from the start.” Shirley Harvey "I could not put it down. I didn't expect a book about cancer to make me laugh out loud, but it did. The humour lightened the mood while still telling the story. The author has managed to find the right balance between conveying their personal experience/opinions while remaining non-judgemen

Hestia the Invisible (Goddess Girls #18)

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About "Hestia the Invisible" Title: Hestia the Invisible (Goddess Girls #18) | Authors: Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams | Publication Date: December 1, 2015 | Publisher: Aladdin / Simon & Schuster | Pages: 256 | Recommended Ages: 7 to 12 Book Description: Set at Mount Olympus Academy where Zeus is principal, the Goddess Girls series (ages 8-12) puts a middle school spin on Greek mythology. Hestia, the 12-year-old goddess of the hearth, struggles to create a symbol or logo for herself in Crafts-ology class and realizes she wants to make herself more visible. Because most MOA students don’t even seem to notice she’s around!

Lionel's Christmas Adventure: Lionel learns the true meaning of Christmas - A great story for children with a sprinkling of magic

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About the Book Title: Lionel's Christmas Adventure: Lionel learns the true meaning of Christmas | Author: Paul R. Hewlett | Publication Date: November 10, 2012 | Publisher: Independent | Pages: 40 | Recommended Ages: 5 to 10 Book Description: Have you ever wanted something you couldn't have? Meet Lionel, a loveable bully-magnet who desperately wants a new sled and will do anything to get it.This fun Christmas book follows Lionel from Larrystown to the North Pole. His magical Three-Toed-Potbellied Walbaun foot is back and is as unpredictable as ever. Whether Lionel's sledding, ice skating, or in a life-sized gingerbread village, it takes him on some grand adventures. Filled with great Christmas imagery, this book is perfect for young readers and family story time.