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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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