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The Financial System Limit£17.95
In The Financial System Limit, British investment manager David Kauders FRSA puts forward three radical theories showing that Keynesian economics has gradually turned from a benefit to society, into a damaging scheme.
UK edition, with postscript
USA and Australian editions are not available direct from Sparkling Books.
The Sicilian Woman's Daughter£9.99
Most victims of the mafia are the Sicilians themselves. The role of women both as perpetrators and victims has been grossly overlooked. Until now.
As the daughter of Sicilian immigrants, in her teens Maria turns her back on her origins and fully embraces the English way of life.
But a minor incident wakes up feelings of revenge in her like those lurking in Maria’s Sicilian origins. As she delves deeper into her mother’s family history a murky past unravels, drawing Maria more and more into a mire of vendetta.
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When Anthony Rathe Investigates£9.99
Prosecuting criminal cases, barrister Anthony Rathe convinced a jury to imprison an innocent man, who subsequently took his own life. Horrified at his mistake, Rathe abandons his glittering legal career, vowing to truly serve justice. A series of cases come his way.
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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 Eloquence of Desire£9.99
"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."
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!"
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."
New adult, Urban fiction
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Petronella and the Janjilons£9.99
"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
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.
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 & The Trogot£9.99
"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."
Il vero amico - The True Friend£15.99
"a great gift for students of Italian/English, for students of Goldoni and Italian theatre, or for theatre-lovers. Or for a true friend."
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.
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."
Understanding Brexit Options£9.99
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.
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