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Book: Three Seasons - Three Stories of England in the Eighties by Mike Robbins
Three Seasons is a book of three novellas, unconnected with each other, but all set in the south of England in the 1980s. In Spring, a middle-aged Hull trawler skipper, his great days gone, has one last throw of the dice a South Coast port. In Summer, an ambitious young man makes his way in the booming Thames Valley property market, unconcerned with the damage he does to others. In Autumn, the [...]
 
Book: One Flesh by Nick Sweet
Brothers Owein and Selwyn live in a small Welsh mining village in the early 1980s. Owein falls in love with the beautiful Rhiannon, but doesn't realize she's only in it to get to his brother, whom she secretly adores. Heartbroken and furious, Owein takes matters to his own hands, changing the future of their family forever. Years later, Selwyn struggles at giving free rein to urges still [...]
 
Book: Sara's Summer Abroad by C. E. Todd
I'm Sara. I just graduated from college. My mom thinks I should "broaden my horizons" over the summer, so she sent me on a trip to Oxford. No, really. England. Beefeaters, Bobbies, the whole nine. Mom thinks college is supposed to be this cultural stew, an I'm the carrot. Well, I'm not a vegetable. Sometimes, I wonder if I'm even edible. It takes time to keep your grades high enough to get into [...]
 
Book: Summoned The Novel by Stan Griffin
In the future, a government plan goes awry, only the evil will suffer. Genetic Research Scientist Dr. Michael Stein is summoned by the U.S. Department of Defense and the military, to help build the most advanced Reconnaissance Aerial Vehicle this world has ever known. This part biological and part machine, this unique flying apparatus, will put the U.S. military years ahead in advanced war fare. [...]
 
Book: A Touch of Pigskin by Dai Blatchford
Piers Prideaux's promising career at an Oxford College is brought to an abrupt end following the intervention of a new master, one Sebastian Slope. It is not quite as simple as that, matters in Oxford never are. In defending himself Prideaux is directly responsible for Slope being sacked, arrested and jailed for fraud. Years later Slope returns to Oxford and it becomes clear that he is bent on [...]
 
Book: A Pledge of Better Times by Margaret Evans Porter
A sweeping tale of ambition, treachery, and passion incorporating 17th century historical figures, royalty, and events. For generations Lady Diana de Vere's family loyally served England's crown. But after King Charles II's untimely death, her father firmly opposes James II's tyranny. Charles Beauclerk, Duke of St. Albans the late king's bastard son by actress Nell Gwyn also rebels against his [...]
 
eBook: Checkout 27 by Andrew M Gallagher
Peter 1 was an ordinary supermarket manager who lived and worked conscientiously in Oxford. He drank with friends, chatted, joked and enjoyed his average life. Peter 2 embezzled money from his employers had a flash car and expensive lifestyle including a beautiful cottage in an idyllic Oxford village. Peter 1 and Peter 2 are the same person, the two worlds are about to collide when the company [...]
 
Book: Stella by Lilly Adam
Set at the end of the nineteenth century, a gripping story of Stella, a beautiful young woman in her twenties. Already the Lady of the grand Sunny Meadow House on the outskirts of Oxford, due to her marriage to the wealthy and much senior James Headly, when James suddenly becomes bankrupt Stella is faced with some devastating changes in her life. During a journey to London in search of work, [...]
 
Book: DEATH OF A LIE - Turning modern day history upside down by Peter Harper
1944, and a Lend-Lease B-25 with its Soviet aircrew falls from the sky above Timisoara, Romania. Andrei Balcescu, while camping out that night on his father's smallholding, finds a battered folder amidst the plane's wreckage. Fifty years later, Andrei's adopted son, Lucian, rediscovers the folder and its eight pages of encrypted material in a garden shed. He visits a childhood friend, who makes a [...]
 
Book: Henrietta's Journal - A Life of Compromise by Carolyn P. Schriber
Henrietta Ainesworth grew up in the shadows of the dreamy spires of Oxford, her world filled with black-robed scholars, ageless buildings, and her father's steadfast conviction that the world was as stable and unchanging as the manuscripts over which he presided at the Bodleian Library. Like her father, Henrietta harbored no unchoate longings, no burning ambitions, no restless desire to see the [...]
 
Book: Angel Murders (Suzie Hyde Crime Thriller Book 2) by Kerry Sharp
The Met is using Suzie's C.R.I.M.E. software. She accepts an invitation to Melbourne where she takes over two cold-cases; success with these cases will mean more sales.= One local cold-case soon grows to a National investigation Suzie is tasked with finding a serial killer. The other shakes an alibi given by a judge. As Suzie and Owen collaborate to solve these crimes, their friendship deepens. [...]
 
Book: Guardians of the Akasha by Celia Stander
Eighteen-year old Keira Wilde has finished school and is determined to make her own plans for her future, thank you very much. She wants to be a photographer; not go to Oxford, like her parents want, or be a hero, like her aunt wants. But Keira's plans go flying out of the window when she is attacked on the streets of London and she is forced to use her powers in self-defense. Unfortunately, her [...]
 
Book: Tightening His Grip (The Main Man Trilogy Book 2) by Jane Bean
'Tightening His Grip' is Book 2 in 'The Main Man Trilogy'. A contemporary novel for the NA/crossover market, it has a Nature or Nurture theme, laced with suspense and black humour. Darren is now studying PPE at Oxford University, and although continuing his amoral lifestyle, he dreams of a future at Westminster - assuming that he can keep his murky past (and present) buried. Joel - still living [...]
 
Book: The Whipple Girl - A gripping tale of love, betrayal, and family loyalties by Lilly Adam
Toby Blake is a skilled con artist and a convincing liar. His overpowering desire to gain wealth and social standing at any price cast a devastating effect on the lives of his family, and anyone who crossed his path. His determination to better himself and make Helen Whipple his wife was only the beginning of a life of deception which left a tangle of lies behind him. When Helen's daughter was [...]
 
Book: Swimming Upstream (Raja Williams Series) by Jack Thompson
Murder is never simple. A young lawyer for the top environmental law firm in Seattle is found dead on Mount Rainier. The police declare it a tragic accident. A desperate mother turns to Raja Williams, a private investigator always willing to help. The discovery of a sinister scorched-earth plot to hide the truth leads Raja and Vinny to the Arctic wilds of Canada and lands them in the middle of a [...]
 
Book: The Murder of Sherlock Holmes by David Fable
A shocking death revives the past in David Fable's The Murder of Sherlock Holmes, a refreshing new take on the iconic detective. The year is 1912, and Sherlock Holmes lies dead on the coroner's table as a shaken Dr. Watson witnesses his autopsy. In the search for Holmes's murderer, Watson is joined by Christopher Hudson, the 21 year old son of Mrs. Hudson, Holmes' former landlady at 221B Baker [...]
 
Book: The Adventures of Bruno Penny - Norbert de Strangle and the Great Museum Robbery by A. B. Syed
Strange goings-on at the Westside Museum of Rare Art Treasures. The new visiting exhibit is stolen without leaving a clue, police are baffled, quite frankly. Who has taken the statues, paintings and jewellery and stuff? Can Bruno Penny solve the mystery? Norbert de Strangle, international criminal mastermind, thinks not! *AUTHOR'S REVIEW* I wanted Bruno Penny to be a completely normal boy in [...]
 
Book: Ghost Orchid by D. K. Christi
A mysterious orchid is central to a story of love, lies, and redemption. Once more before I die...the haunting mantra of a lonely woman. A woman grieving more than one loss. On her regular walks amongst the splendor of the Audubon Society sanctuary, situated at the edge of the Florida Everglades, the sights and sounds of nature filled the void in Mel's soul. She found peace here. No tears for [...]
 
Book: Imagining the Future - Ruminations on Fathers and Other Masculine Apparitions by Magdalena Ball & Carolyn Howard-Johnson
As part of the special celebration giftbook series, Carolyn Howard-Johnson and Magdalena Ball have produced a poetry chapbook focusing on fathers, husbands, and men in general. Imagining the Future: Ruminations on Fathers and Other Masculine Apparitions makes a wonderful gift for Father's Day or anytime you want to say something unique to a special male in your life as only poetry can. The [...]
 
Book: Faye - A moving Victorian tale by Lilly Adam
During one of the worst storms of November 1857, a young woman embarks on a desperate journey from London to Oxfordshire, hoping to reach the safety of her grandmother's home, where she grew up. In the relentless, torrential downpour and the gusty, chilling gales, the crippling pains of childbirth, force Faye Butler to deliver her heavy load on a soaked and muddy ditch by the side of the desolate [...]
 
Book: Imagining the Future (Celebration Series of Poetry Chapbooks) by Magdalena Ball, Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Part of the Celebration series by Carolyn Howard-Johnson and Magdalena Ball, this little $6.95 book was written with the literate man in mind, a lovely tuck-in gift that goes beyond the typical greeting card. BookAddict, an Amazon Vine voice, says of Imagining the Future: Ruminations on Fathers and Other Masculine Apparitions: "From the heroic to the mundane, the poems in this book are a [...]
 
Book: Fixing Post-Truth Politics by Tom Mitsoff
After the 2016 presidential election, millions of Americans asked the same question: How did we get to the point as a nation that we nominated these two completely unsuitable candidates for president? The author of this book - Tom Mitsoff, who has decades of leadership experience in mass media companies - asked the same question. Utilizing a combination of his personal experiences and research, [...]
 
Book: Sublime Planet (The Celebration Series of Poetry) by Magdalena Ball, Carolyn Howard-Johnson & Ann Howley (Photographer)
"Sublime Planet begins with Carolyn Howard Johnson's love poems to the living world, rapturous poems, expansive in spirit yet precise in detail: 'An impossible moth,/dark eye at its center, opaque//helicopter blades buzz and blur... .' In Magdalena Ball's darker meditations, hurt and thirst have entered the world facilitated, in part, by the machinations of civilization. While Howard-Johnson's [...]
 


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