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Julius Falconer, from Monk Fryston, has written several crime novels - explore his works

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 Putting pen to paper!  “Unlike other writers including Agatha Christie, I allow the reader the same information as the detective so those reading are given the chance to solve the crime themselves,” he said. He explained that in many of his novels, even he isn’t sure who carried out the crime until more than half way through the story. FIND OUT WHERE IT ALL STARTED... Find out more:  Spring Leaf Books   |  Pneuma Springs Publishing About the Author Julius Falconer completed six enjoyable years of university studies abroad (particularly slow, our Julius) before working as a translator back in the UK. Thinking that he could earn more as a teacher, to fund his lavish life-style, he took a PGCE at Leeds University and duly turned to teaching. He slaved away at the chalk-face for twenty-six long years in both Cornwall and Scotland before retiring to grow cabbages in Yorkshire, where he still lives. His wife of thirty-three years unfortunately died suddenly in 2000.

Book Savvy Spotlight on John Davies

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Bringing you exclusive interviews with authors featured in the Book Savvy Newsletter. Our Guest is John Davies * Enjoy the interview. Q1. Can you tell us about yourself and your book 'Lyrics and Limericks'. I was born in Cwmafan, South Wales in 1948, attended Glanafan Grammar School, worked for 30 years as a chemist for BP Chemicals and retired in 2002. Married to Adrianne in 1971 and son, Ian, born in 1979. Our granddaughter, Freya, was born in 2010 and is the apple of my eye. I started writing as a hobby in retirement and 'Lyrics and Limericks' is my third book. I play guitar, have written some songs and also some poetry. The thought occurred to me, are song lyrics poetry? I sought the opinion of several songwriters and poets and their thoughts are included in the book. Having written many limericks, the book title required no thought and just tripped off my tongue. Q2. When you write, what emotion do you seek to evoke in your readers? That depends entir

Drifting Beneath the "Red Duster" - A superb true-life adventure, ‘best of its kind

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Author Neil Morton releases his true life story of adventure and romance as a steward in the British Merchant Navy. On leaving school Neil Morton knew that the dreary nine to five existence in office or factory was not for him. Adventure was what he craved and adventure and romance aplenty called during the years that were the heyday of Britain’s proud merchant flag, the “Red Duster”. From Brazil to the Caribbean, to New Zealand and Australia, the author will share with you a rollicking yarn or two. Travel the world in this thrilling real life adventure story and you will truly be entertained and amused in equal measure. Find out more:  Spring Leaf Books   |  Pneuma Springs Publishing

The Great Beyond - Restoring women to their God-given role in the church

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Equality between the sexes is extending beyond words and into action. It now means equal pay and opportunities to study and progress in any career. This new awakening is beginning to open up new vistas of possibility for women. However, in the church, the subject of women and leadership remains a thorny issue.  'The Great Beyond' tackles the arguments that have restricted the roles women can play in the church. In this book, author, Richard Bradbury challenges the position of the church, and in particular the New Churches with respect to female leadership. Arguing from the basis of Biblical exegesis, as well as sociological evidence, he presents a compelling case for allowing and enabling women to rise up into their God-given gifting and calling without any restrictions.  …Find out more… visit book page About the author: Church leader, Bible School Principle, author, poet, musician, father of four, grandfather of 7, accountant, project manager, novelist (unpublish

Me and the Foreign Girl - A gripping sea adventure novel by James McCarthy

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"A unique thought-provoking style that will keep you well and truly immersed till the end." Caught in an Atlantic storm the ‘Annie L.’ is sinking. With its motley crew the trawler is an accident waiting to happen. They are hundreds of miles from their homeport on the picturesque Achill Island on the west coast of Ireland and there may be no chance of rescue. The crew; the Skipper, his sensible nephew Pat and deck hand Coleman seem to have a death wish. Life had failed each of them in its own way. The exception is the beautiful red haired marine biologist from Finland who is with them for this one trip. She wants to live….  Find out more:  Spring Leaf Books   |  Pneuma Springs Publishing . .

Mindful Peaceful Joyful - Change your thoughts, change your world

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“ Happiness is an inside job! ”  We often don't see things as they are. We see things as we are. Our happiness is not a function of what befalls us but the way in which we take it. That is why we must change the way we think. Minuscule changes in input can make macroscopic differences in output. Making small personal changes can often make a huge difference in a person's life. This short book will introduce you to simple techniques and guide you to make those small changes that could make a big difference to your everyday life - to help you enjoy your life and to be more mindful, peaceful and joyful.    …Find out more… visit book page About the author: Angela lives in Beverley, East Yorkshire. She qualified as a psychiatric nurse in 1991 and as a social worker in 2007. She provides wellbeing support as part of Beverley Community Church’s Restoration Centre. Angela has a passion to see people living their lives to the full and believes that Scripture and pray

Two Little Dicky Birds - An incredible crime thriller novel by Neal James

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An incredible crime thriller with a tightly-woven plot that will have you in tenterhooks and keep you guessing right till the end. "A page turner; it will defy your efforts to put it down!" On Saturday 8th April 1975, in a fit of rage, Paul Townley took the life of his father, Harold. The significance of that single event was to affect the rest of his life, as he resolved to make it his mission to rid society of the kind of person that the man had become. The first killing took place six months later, and over the following fifteen years seventeen more were to follow, as the trail of devastation left by a serial killer covered the length and breadth of England. Detective Chief Inspector Colin Barnes looked down at the letter which lay on the desk before him… Find out more:  Spring Leaf Books   |  Pneuma Springs Publishing