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Book: Kingfisher Blue by Leela Dutt
This is a collection of eight short stories about imaginary Quakers and others, aged from 22 to 90, dealing with divorce, death, drains and stuff like that. There've been some fabulous responses to these stories, none better than from a man in an English prison who wrote recently that if it were possible he would have hugged the last story in the book, "I Shall Spend My Pension On Brandy". [...]
 
Book: Overview of Siam Sterling Nielloware by Charles Dittell
"Overview of Siam Sterling Nielloware" is a detailed information source on these fascinating silver items -- jewelry and related items (such as ash trays, picture frames, vases, cigarette boxes, and the like). I chose to write this book after discovering these items at flea markets and collectibles stores. No one seemed to know anything about them. After 30 years of research, I wrote the book. I [...]
 
Book: The Mystery on the Miniature Railway by June Winton
When an eminent nuclear scientist goes missing en route to a nuclear power station it is a matter of national security. He is carrying top-secret plans for a nuclear processing plant to be built to store all the country's nuclear waste in a vast underground bunker at Downsend. This would, of course, involve a lot of disruption and upheaval for those already using the marsh. When the train arrives [...]
 
Book: A Grand Old Dame by Morgan McFinn
This a sequel to 'At the Bamboo Bar' which starts out in Calcutta, India but is primarily set at The Strand Hotel in Rangoon, Burma. It is meant to evoke elegance, eloquence and a sense of pathos. Genevieve Langdon and Father Sean are, once again, the main characters. As is the hallmark of all Morgan McFinn's work, 'A Grand Old Dame' scintillates with witty repartee.
 
Book: Abo - A wee boy's progress by Allan Neil
This is the autobiographical life story of a boy born into a mining and mill background in a small Scottish town just prior to World War 2. It tells of his childhood with its wartime hardships, his life just after the war with a few years living on a farm. He is fortunate to receive a good education, which is cut short before his 15th birthday because of his family situation. He begins work in a [...]
 
Book: Tuni's Tale by Sudhira Gupta
This is a story about the beauty and pain of tradition in the life of a Bengali girl born in 1907. The author of this memoir, Sudhira Goswami Gupta, was born into a Vaishnavite Brahmin family that had been powerful Zamindars but by the 20th century depended on salaries earned by a generation born in the late 19th century and educated in colonial institutions. The family, which continued to [...]
 
Book: Himalayan Hump by John Robert McCauley
Inspired by true stories during World War II, the Air Transit Command and its heroic flyers and crews were the savior to end the war against the Axis powers. Without their courage, dedication, teamwork and valor and flexible thinking, World War II would not have ended in 1945. This story focuses on how a baseball player's life was dramatically changed by the forces of fate. Follow Bucky's [...]
 
Book: The Detroit Kid in the Forgotten War by John Robert McCauley
This story captures the forgotten conflict of World War II. The book sets during the Great Depression about eight years prior to World War II. The first section of "The Detroit Kid" is the story of young John trying to find his way during the depression while reaching for dreams and in the process learning the ways of men. This novel explores such issues as guilt, the acquisition of wisdom, [...]
 
Book: Worlds of the Parallel Universe by David J. Price
I am the Celestial Watcher, an immortal, omnipresent entity that observes the unfolding events of this universe and the other realms of the multi-universe. I was conscious at the beginning and will witness its inevitable end. For this universe is finite, an isolated bubble, only one of many bubbles of alternative realities in this universe and separated by a corridor, an ether, beyond which exist [...]
 
Book: Out of the Loop by Morgan McFinn
This book humorously chronicles the adventures and misadventures of a middle-aged guy from Chicago who cashes in his chips and moves to a so-called 'tropical island paradise'. There he holes up in a coconut wood, palm-thatched bungalow along the idyllic shores of an island in the Gulf of Siam. Please see web-site for synopsis, reviews and excerpts: morganmcfinn.com
 
Book: An Eclectic Journal... Thailand by Morgan McFinn
This meandering journal consists of random musings and observations that the author conjured up while living in a wooden bungalow along the Gulf of Siam in Thailand. It is primarily meant to be amusing but, also deals with the death of a friend and the author's platonic relationship with a young woman in Phnom Penh (Cambodia) for whom he is trying to provide a better life. As always with McFinn, [...]
 
Book: The Ginge Club and the Hidden Kingdom (Tales of Dimchurch Spire 2) by George Collingwood
The witches are back in Dimchurch Spire and any cat they don't like is taken away and disappeared. Alleycat isn't standing for that! He refuses to give in, but he's standing alone and even his Ginge Club can't fight the witches all by themselves. But when Dando the King of the Railway Cats offers his support can Alleycat trust him? And even if he can trust Dando, will they be strong enough to [...]
 
Book: A Kid's Guide to Thailand by Jack L. Roberts
Imagine a country where everybody smiles all the time. The young explorers in your family don't have to just imagine it. They can read all about it in A Kid's Guide to Thailand - an easy-to-read book jam-packed with colorful photographs, fun facts, charts and maps, and captivating information about the people and the culture of this delightful country once known as Siam. A Kid's Guide to Thailand [...]
 
Book: The Substitute Bride (Heartsong Presents) by Linda S. Glaz
Jared Callahan's mysterious bride Rancher Jared Callahan eagerly awaited the arrival of his mail-order bride. But instead of the kindhearted woman who wrote about escaping her constrained city life, the beauty who arrived in his remote frontier town couldn't remember anything. Not him, not their long-distance courtship, not even her own name. What is he going to do with this petite spitfire? [...]
 
Book: Hot Times in Goa by Linda Banana
Lee Diana Habash's diplomat husband has died, leaving her richer and hornier than expected. Among the coconut palms, she meets Rod, retired London villain, and embarks upon a stormy and steamy love affair. Goa is a state in social, political and sectarian upheaval. There are demonstrations against the building of the Konkan railway, based on the fear that it will bring undesirables into the area. [...]
 
Book: Get on Board Little Children (Children in Hiding Book 1) by Victoria Randall
What if you needed a license to have a baby? In a future marked by high-tech surveillance, in which unlicensed pregnancy is a felony, Sophie faces a tough decision: should she submit to the state's harsh demands, or face imprisonment and loss of her child to the education/labor camps, or go on the run, relying on the conductors of the revived Underground Railway. Not sure who she can trust, [...]
 
Book: Track 9 by Sue Rovens
After a catastrophic railway accident leaves a trail of carnage and devastation in its wake, the small train station in Rain, Germany is shuttered. Six months later, Gary and Grace Wolf, returning home after their belated honeymoon, find themselves trapped inside the now defunct terminal. What they discover within its walls leads them to make harrowing decisions. What they learn about each other [...]
 
Book: My Team Manchester United Wrapped Up In the Social History of Football by James & Barbara Kenyon
This book follows the local railway works football team Newton Heath FC from it's inception when they had poor grounds, boycotted the FA Cup, fought to enter the Football League. All this happened before their first brush with bankruptcy and finding a saviour in J.H. Davies who not only changed their name to Manchester United but built a magnificient stadium. His choice of manager was Ernest [...]
 
Book: Embracing Scandal (Scandalous Siblings) by Suzi Love
After Lady Rebecca Jamison, a mathematical genius, saves her family from financial ruin by secretly investing in railway stocks on the London stock exchange, a greedy syndicate, desperate for Becca's calculations and predictions, murders her friend and threatens the Jamison family, forcing Becca to beg assistance from her childhood friend, Cayle St. Martin. The newly titled Duke of Sherwyn has [...]
 
Book: All Over the Map by Morgan McFinn
More Amusing Ways and Woes of Morgan McFinn - the World's Most Committed Leisure Activist - A year after the publication of his 'paradise journal' Out of the Loop, slacker extraordinaire Morgan McFinn finally relinquishes his hammock on the glorious shores of Koh Samui in the Gulf of Siam. In an attempt to widen his orbit of earthly experiences, McFinn sets off to other exotic locales around [...]
 
Book: Romancing the Klondike - Yukon (Canadian Historical Brides Book 3) by Joan Donaldson-Yarmey
It is 1896 and nineteen-year-old Pearl Owens wants adventure just like her idols Anna Leonowens and Annie "Londonderry" Choen Kopchovsky. In the 1860s Anna Leonowens taught the wives, concubines, and children of the King of Siam while during the years 1894-1895, Annie "Londonderry" Choen Kopchovsky became the first woman to travel around the world on a bicycle. She was testing a woman's ability [...]
 
Book: Crate of Lies by Ray Stone
Harry Cohen is 'London Desk' for the Mossad. The success of a Middle East peace deal he has been part of relies on everyone keeping a big secret for two years but Moscow can't be trusted. Harry has found a clue to finding the lost Russian Amber Room and keeping Moscow quiet. With the aid of his trusted agent, Raithe Ravelle, he must trace the secret route the room travelled by exposing an arms [...]
 
Book: Tom - A Life Saved ~ Lives Lost! by Goffinet McLaren
In the middle of the night you bail out of your stricken plane over Nazi occupied Europe during WWII. You don't know if you've landed in Germany, or somewhere else. A local farmer comes along. He doesn't know if you are a Nazi, posing as an Allied airman; You don't know if he is a member of the Resistance who might help you. Later, hiding in a Resistor's safe-house, imagine your fear at the sound [...]
 
Book: The Frenchman's Daughters by Paul Sinkinson
The daughters of a French railway engineer are thrown together, with a number of British and French soldiers, in the aftermath and turmoil of events that followed the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940. Following an emotional and traumatic escape from the advancing German forces they arrive in England. As a result of their experiences, and the manner that they combated the Nazi regime, the three sisters, [...]
 
Book: Jim Thompson Is Alive! (A Sam Collins Mystery) by T. Hunt Locke
Easter Day, 1967: James H. W. Thompson, the wildly successful American Businessman and legendary World War II spy, was taking holiday in the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia. The former OSS operative went for a leisurely afternoon walk. He never returned. The largest manhunt in Malaysian history turned up nothing. Jim Thompson had vanished into the thin crisp mountain air. He would never be heard from [...]
 
Book: A Dundee Detective by David Aitken
Scott Learmont was recruited by British Intelligence while a postgraduate student of Mandarin Chinese and Classical Arabic, 'two of the world's most impenetrable languages.' In the course of his career he has saved the life of the chief executive of Hong Kong, foiled an assassination attempt on a British Prime Minister and dined with an American President. Now Learmont has returned to his native [...]
 
Book: Quang Trung - The Tay Son uprising and the role played by Le Ngoc Han by Mike Lord
Vietnam is in the news again, so let's hope it does not revert to this: At the end of the 18th century villagers in Vietnam were in revolt against the oppression, land seizure and hardship caused by feudal landlords. Three brothers from a small village, Tay Son in the south of the Vietnam start an insurgency movement and begin by overthrowing the corrupt Nguyen dynasty in the south, and then the [...]
 
Book: Seers - Ten Tales of Clairvoyance (Ten Tales Fantasy & Horror Stories) by Rayne Hall
Is clairvoyance a gift or a curse? Imagine getting a glimpse of what the future holds, and ask yourself how you would deal with the burden of this foresight. Is it right to interfere with the pre-ordained? Is it your duty to avert the doom, or will your meddling make matters worse? Is it even possible to change the future? What if those with the power to prevent a disaster disdain your warnings? [...]
 


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