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Understanding Brexit Options£11.99
The crucial decision the British parliament has taken will have enormous consequences for our children, grandchildren and all future generations.
This book clearly describes the different options available, their impact on the UK economy and on individual citizens resident both in the UK and Europe.
Christoph Fischer noir thriller award
"...the most complex, incredible, yet realistic Gordian knot I’ve read of in a very long time - if ever."
"This is a horror story and a mystery. If you like well-written creepy thrillers, this is one to consider."
"Will keep the reader on edge until the very end."
Finalist - The People's Book Prize 2014
“A quintessentially British folk horror chiller, with an escalating power of dread that is rendered deftly. A new voice in British horror, that you'll want to read, has entered the field.”
"The plot line is new and exciting. If you are looking for a good book, definitely pick up this one."
"...will have readers begging for more."
The Boy Who Made it Rain£9.99
Brian Conaghan's first book
"Innovative and insightful... I couldn't wait to devour part two"
"I was utterly flabbergasted... one of the most compelling novels I've ever read"
"Definitely up there with the modern classics"
"Brilliant writing, brilliant structure, brilliant book"
Petronella and the Janjilons£7.99
"Loved this book - engaged with it straight away - especially liked Betty. Delightful book. Well recommended."
Lorraine Baker, Bookseller, Wales
"... a great book for reluctant readers ... A good fantasy read with good vs. evil"
Ann Klausing, Books-a-Million
The Eloquence of Desire£7.99
"I have just stumbled onto the nicest surprise"
"Ms. Sington-Williams has written a book that flows rhythmically, lyrically, like poetry or a song...
Filled with emotion and every facet of human nature laid bare before the reader, this story will grip your heart and bring your emotions to the foreground. I don't think anyone will come away from this story untouched."
The Greatest Crash£9.99
"Radical thinkers might have a point" - Financial Times
"One of the things we need now is new thinking on the fundamentals... Most readers will learn a good deal from his provocative insights."
Petronella & The Trogot£7.99
"Kids will like this. Girls will like it for romance and boys will like it for the scare factor."
"Full of ghosts and ghoulies, this is an imaginative tale."
A Taste for Blood£8.99
This is a delightful read because you are not quite sure what will happen and you are hooked enough to keep on reading. Enjoyable.”
"It’s a tale that will keep them wondering, gasping, thinking, smiling, grimacing, rereading. What more can a reader ask for?"
"Tight, evocative gut-punches tempered by the desperate details of everyday life."
"This is the type of story that keeps a reader up half the night."
"I wouldn't have stopped reading if my house was on fire!"
Gatwick Bear and the Secret Plans£7.99
"This was really cute. An entertaining book for kids and definitely unique. An espionage crime thriller about bears! :)"
"My son aged 6 reviewed this for me and he loved it! The writing holds your attention, zips along and is funny! The author suggests probably 7-12 is the right reading age for the book but at 6 and 30-something we loved it too!"
Romance, intrigue and mystery set in France
A stunning book with vivid characters and a gripping story.
Peregrine Harker & The Black Death£7.99
“A great middle-grade mystery novel that will keep readers hooked from the first page. Well done!”
"One hell of a lot of fun! Readers of all ages will gobble up this non-stop rip roaring adventure – don’t miss this one!"
MURDER. SPIES. EXPLOSIONS. REVENGE.
This book has it all.
American Myths in Post-9/11 Music£9.99
“the author ignites the memories, relights the fire within all of us to remind us of that day... that we must nor will ever forget.” Fran Lewis
"Definitely worth the read about the attacks of September 11th and the way (they influenced) myths and music"
Psychology of Crowds£15.99
In this clear and vivid book, Gustave Le Bon throws light on the unconscious irrational workings of group thought and mass emotion as he places crowd ideology in opposition to free-thinking and independent minded individuals. He also shows how the behaviour of an individual changes when she/he is part of a crowd.
Il vero amico - The True Friend£12.99
"a great gift for students of Italian/English, for students of Goldoni and Italian theatre, or for theatre-lovers. Or for a true friend."
The second book from Thomas Brown
"Featherbones is an ethereal love song to a city by the sea. Thomas Brown's beautiful novel depicts a liminal world of statues, drownings and winged creatures. It's also a real page turner. I love this book."
"This is an exquisitely written novel; deft, poised, and with a writer's ear for the rhythms of the world around us. Featherbones does the always-difficult job of making the strange familiar, while asking us to attend again to the things we think we know."
"I loved the use of language, I loved the story and above all I loved the constant sensation that I was walking on the top of the dividing wall between reality and dream and imagination and past and present and future. I want to live on that wall for the rest of my life."
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