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  • A Boy Called Yank

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    An exploration of friendship and adventure. An unforgettable coming-of-age story of small-town adolescence and universal experience. Thirteen-year-old Conor Cleary lives with his mother in a cottage in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. With little contact with the outside world and nothing much to do, life is uneventful. Until one day the United States Army are posted in Fermanagh on their way to fight in mainland Europe during the Second World War, and Conor’s life changes forever.   DAVID MCCANN is a film maker and producer of two short films set in 1920s Ireland titled Sgt Collins RIC & The Green Fella. He has worked as a hospital porter and an Irish Police Officer in the Garda Reserve. He lives in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland.    

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  • Blackthorn Hill

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    In 1880, three thirteen year-old friends venture out of their village to catch a glimpse of the inhabitants of an isolated convent and encounter a demon, which returns thirty-five years later to reveal a terrifying legacy. On a warm September night in 1867 three women give birth to healthy sons in the village of Medcott. As the boys grow so does their friendship. On the day they turn thirteen, the boys venture out of their village in the hope of catching a glimpse of the inhabitants of an isolated convent high on Blackthorn Hill. They follow what they believe to be a nun, but as they approach the small dark figure an inexplicable force prevents them seeing its face. It then delivers a cryptic message before vanishing into thin air. Overwhelmed by fear they swear never to tell a soul. Thirty-five years later and far beyond the reach of Medcott the dark figure returns, and one by one they discover a terrifying legacy that connects them all to Blackthorn Hill. MARK HOWARD grew up in the small West Sussex village of Cocking in the 1970s. As a child, he was a daydreamer with a vivid imagination, a superstitious mother, fears of what lay within the darkness and a passion to tell stories. He spent thirty years working in photography and visual media. His mother’s fearful beliefs still see him salute a lone magpie to ward off a sinister omen. He is married to Yvie and has two grown up children and now lives in Littlehampton. Blackthorn Hill is his debut novel.

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  • Blame

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      A troubled university lecturer raging against the establishment and the plight of his students wages a war of terror on the city where he lives and works. Joseph Darby has been a sociology of culture lecturer for twenty years. And never has he felt so enraged and disillusioned by the self-inflicted behaviours of the students he is trying to teach. On his desk, among the completed essays with red pen comments and a circled grade, is his own work. A manifesto with the title: **The Wasted Youth** In the city’s biggest cinema a terrible crime has been committed. A bomb has exploded in screen room four. Among the dead are students from the university. Cue the arrival of DCI Colin Mills and DI Kate Dee. Experienced detectives assigned to the bomb squad. As they begin to untangle the horror of the cinema bombing, two other devices are detonated at other venues populated by students. As the university city is gripped by terror, they face a race against time to connect the crimes, understand the motive, and catch the bomber before more innocent people are killed. EDWARD BURLEY has always been fascinated by human behaviour. What makes people do what they do? He could think of no better place to explore this question than in the world of crime fiction. Edward lives in the West Country with his wife, two children and healthy guitar collection.

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  • Fallon

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    An old man, still grieving the loss of his beloved wife, welcomes his nine year old granddaughter into his home.  After putting her to bed, whilst sitting in his study, the old man gazes wishfully at a picture of his deceased wife in her younger days. His mind drifts back to when they first met, Cairo 1916 and the beginning of an exciting adventure. Join Jonathan Fallon and a small band of heroes as they try and stop a dastardly plot to change the course of the First World War in the soaring heat of the desert ~ a dazzling story of derring-do, romance and love spanning three generations.   ROBYN SMYTHE is a Scottish writer. Born in the Sixties in Fife, he was educated at Madras College secondary school where he wrote his first full length story. More than three decades later, after a varied working life that has involved being a lifeguard and Post Office clerk, he finally found the time to write Fallon, his debut novel. He is married with two teenage girls and is currently working on a second Fallon novel,  Familia Super Omnia.

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  • Holy Disorder

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    Title: Holy Disorder Author: Geoff Smith Genre: Literary Fiction Format: 386 pages, Paperback Published: September 2022 by RiverRun, an imprint of Foreshore Publishing, London. Language: English ISBN: 978-1-7395930-1-8 The journey of an ordinary man, from working class lad seeking both purpose and understanding in 1960’s Manchester, to becoming chaplain to a bishop, and of the sad, inevitable and possibly irreversible decline of the Church. Holy Disorder is Geoff Smith’s first literary work, a semi-autobiographical novel that has the potential to establish itself as an English classic. With empathy, clarity, and perspicuity, and writing that is raw, real, and honest, Smith chronicles the journey of a working-class lad from seeking both purpose and understanding in 1960’s Manchester, a city rocked by the crimes of Moors Murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, to becoming chaplain to a bishop. Smith’s rendering of his protagonist’s spiritual, sexual, and moral struggle provides thought-provoking as well as emotional and spiritual impact through its social commentary, and reflections on humanity and of the sad, inevitable and possibly irreversible decline of the Church.   GEOFF SMITH was ordained in 1969 in Sheffield and has been a curate, a vicar and a cathedral canon. Holy Disorder is drawn from the authors first hand experience of his work in the Church of England.

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  • In the Foothills of the Himalayas

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    A powerful historical eco-thriller tells the story of a courageous young woman who puts her life at risk to save her native land from destruction. Born in the Raj era under British rule, Vidhya grows up observing her father fight for a free India. She witnesses catastrophic flooding as a result of deforestation by order of a powerful English company, and begins to understand the importance of preserving the forest. When Vidhya uncovers a conspiracy that puts her in great jeopardy, she courageously leads a group of women on a non-violent protest and they embrace the trees. But at what cost? DR SARAH HUSSAIN is a Huddersfield based author and educator. Her novella, ‘Escaped from Syria’ was a winner finalist in the People’s Book Prize Award. In 2018 she won the Ms Shakespeare competition in Yorkshire and TITLE commissioned to write a monologue, which was performed on International Women’s day. She was shortlisted in a competition run by The University of Huddersfield, and her short story, ‘You will be free one day, my dearest India’, is included in the anthology ‘Trouble’, published by Grist. Furthermore, it was ‘highly commended’.

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  • Instinctive Target

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    Instinctive Target is Charles White’s edge-of-your-seat romantic thriller. Packed with adventure, danger and intrigue, it is the first Jonny & Carla adventure by the author of The Gardener.

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  • Keterlyn

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    A police detective and paranormal expert investigate a terrifying supernatural crime when a young child is found alive in frightening circumstances. An unspeakable crime. A mind-blowing investigation. A six-year-old girl is found in a wood among one hundred and thirty children’s bodies; the sole survivor of a horrifying paranormal atrocity. Shocked and bewildered by the discovery, experienced police officer DI Janet Walsh enlists the help of author and lecturer on the paranormal Dr Tony Small. As the investigation expands, horrifying answers begin to emerge unearthing the legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. STEVEN J YEO is a published playwright with pantomimes and plays being performed all over the world.  

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  • Marcel’s Peaches & The Raven’s Dream

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    A debut YA novel that is both a story of horrifying things and a celebration of the power of hope and resilience. “Behind this garden is a labyrinth.  It’s a dark and dangerous place, but there’s a boy trapped inside.” When a tragic chain of events tears his life apart, eleven-year-old Thomas finds himself in a children’s home. He is found by a sinister character called Raven who takes him to an old orangery where they encounter a ragged man called Marcel. The sole purpose of Marcels’ life is to feed an old gnarly peach tree. From a branch hangs a single ripe peach. Marcel tells Thomas that if he eats this peach, it will take away all his problems. But there is a terrible price to pay, because the tree demands tribute; a tribute which must be hunted down within a dark and dangerous labyrinth and taken from the soul of a lost boy it has imprisoned. A powerful debut novel that is both a story of horrifying things and a celebration of the power of hope and resilience.   CLÍONA WOODS grew up between the mythical landscapes of Shropshire, England and County Meath, Ireland. Her origins lie in the brutal Spanish and Viking invasions of Ireland; ravages which mingled their mythologies, and left behind a race combining the ethereal Norwegians, vivacious Spaniards, and the mystical indigenous Irish. She has always loved stories; they are an intrinsic and essential part of her identity. As a child Clíona’s primary source of sustenance came from authors such as Susan Cooper, Alan Garner, Jenny Nimmo and Tolkien. Marcel’s Peaches & The Raven’s Dream is her debut novel.

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