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  • SilverWood Books - The Prison of Perspective
    medium A chance encounter a road accident an air crash a hold up at a bank How do such events connect people How do people see the situations from their different perspectives Three narrative strands follow the lives of three individuals Peter Cathy and Ivan through the second half of the 20th century from post war austerity and mediocrity in the 1950s and 1960s to the fast moving life style of the present decade whereby the plot is embedded in real events of the period The three biographies intersect at crucial points which reveals their internal landscapes and the different ways of understanding reality Things are not always what they seem and we do not always know the whole truth Playing with various time levels this novel of the mind deals primarily with potential fallacies of perception sexual awakening emotional exploitation and the proximity of death How do we store the memorable events in our lives And how do we cope with these memories as we grow older You can see inside this book and read sample pages using BookBuzzr Rudolph Bader was born in Zurich Switzerland in 1948 At university he read English and German literatures and linguistics as well as Islamic studies and near eastern languages He has lived and worked as a researcher and university professor in many countries including Germany Switzerland Canada and Australia Under his German name he published widely in the field of postcolonial literatures he translated Shakespeare worked as a book reviewer and a theatre director and he has always been very active in teacher training and in various intercultural projects The Prison of Perspective is Rudolph Bader s first novel He is already busy writing his second novel Today he lives in Sussex and in Switzerland The novel is superbly well balanced

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  • SilverWood Books - Double Hit
    to the club I thought of that moment of fun we d shared on the golf course and how her eyes shaded by the brim of her sun hat seemed a darker blue I recalled vividly her quick direct smile sending up my pulse rate abruptly destroying my concentration on the game When Paul Calvert returns to England from Australia with his engagement broken and his career wrecked he seeks refuge in the peaceful village of Penford in Dorset Taking a job at a local golf club Paul tries to build a new life for himself one which he hopes will include the lovely Jennie Maitland grand daughter of the club s President But when Paul saves an elderly man from a savage mugging he makes enemies of a group of young thugs Murder on the golf course swiftly follows and Paul finds himself embroiled in a sinister world of intrigue and menace Jennie forsakes him and everything begins to fall apart as Paul s investigations lead him deeper into danger until finally his own life hangs in the balance For his first novel Alec Wright draws on his experience as a single figure handicap golfer and as Captain of

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  • SilverWood Books - Those Whom the Gods Will Not Forgive
    Follow us on Sign up for eNews Those Whom the Gods Will Not Forgive MJ Rowley An Inspector Whitman Investigation The Book The Author The pressure was on for both Special Branch and MI5 to complete their investigations into Berezin before any more revelations became public knowledge Forensics would shortly be able to confirm their findings on the contents of the containers in the tunnels at Bush Farm In the early hours of a warm midsummer morning deep in the heart of one of the most picturesque Cotswold villages the outline of a plan had been agreed to board flight number LX 799 landing at Brussels airport on it s way from Antwerp to Zurich remove and then drive away with the cargo of 100m worth of uncut diamonds and gold bullion The heist was to go down as one of the biggest and most audacious robberies of recent years However the chain of events which followed caused one of the most embarrassing incidents for British Intelligence and posed a serious threat to diplomatic relations between the Kremlin and Downing Street Solihull entrepreneur and businessman Malcolm Rowley is owner of a successful property lettings company Having established his business for

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  • SilverWood Books - The A to Z of Normal
    boyfriend Tom proposes her secret life begins to unravel How can she share a future with the man she loves if she can t even share her space And when the only way forward brings a threat greater than any compulsive behaviour do they have a future together at all A poignant and humorous story of love family secrets and military precision Helen Barbour was born and brought up in Lichfield Staffordshire and now lives in North London She began her working life as a journalist on the Express Star evening newspaper in Wolverhampton and has written for the lifestyle magazine Complete Wellbeing and for the mental health charities Mind and OCD Action She blogs as The Reluctant Perfectionist about living with obsessive compulsive disorder perfectionism and anxiety Helen enjoys red wine live stand up comedy and adventurous travel and experiences which have included trips to the Arctic ballooning and a tandem skydive Her life s ambition is to figure out what good enough means The A to Z of Normal is Helen s first novel Twitter HelenTheWriter www helenbarbour blogspot com Helen is running a course at Swanwick Writers Summer School in August For more information see here Keep up to date with Helen s upcoming events here Sample chapter 30 KB Clare loves her boyfriend Tom So why is she panic stricken when he asks her to marry him Because marriage means living together And that means he will find out what she s really like In The A to Z of Normal Clare inhabits a world in which extreme order and ritual rule She arranges her belongings with military precision The simplest of acts have to be done in a particular manner with dizzying attention to detail It s no wonder that keeping her compulsive behaviour secret

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  • SilverWood Books - Annie's Story
    s hopes and dreams when she discovers that those closest to her have betrayed her A betrayal devastating enough to destroy all of their lives Then Annie unexpectedly encounters Alexander Townsend again the handsome doctor she met on the voyage to Melbourne Although she tries to deny it when Annie looks into Alex s eyes she can t help wishing there might be a second chance of happiness for her But she s a married woman with a secret nobody must uncover least of all Alex Denise Barnes has travelled the world unpacking her suitcase in a score of countries and working at more jobs than she cares to remember Mentionable ones include selling lipstick in a Denver department store catwalk modelling in Atlanta assistant to the UN Narcotics Director in Geneva chauffeuring a Swiss multi millionaire in Zurich assistant to an internationally famous film producer based in London and cooking in a sanatorium in Germany The latter gave rise to her first book From Bad to Wurst Bavarian Adventures of a Veggie Cook Back home in England Denise took up Britain s third most reviled profession estate agent Juggling the running of her chain of eight offices in Kent with taking an Honours Degree at an open university Denise had difficulty pursuing her life long passion for writing To give herself the freedom to write seriously she sold her business in 2005 to the wrong buyers namely a couple of tricksters and Seller Beware How Not To Sell Your Business was the result This was published by Biteback Publishing in 2013 Denise now has time to resume her love of writing fiction and has written a trilogy called The Voyagers a family saga stretching from 1913 2012 under her pen name Fenella Forster An epic historical novel set during

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  • SilverWood Books - The Dark Secret of Cold Coffinswell
    by what had happened that she didn t realise she was heading deeper and deeper into what was turning out to be an extensive wood All at once she found herself in a creepy rocky gully of gnarled old trees Pausing to catch her breath she stared around at their wizened witch like faces and scrawny claw like branches clinging to the slimy rocks It is said that a middle child is born in a crack of time where dreams come true and fairy tales are written This is certainly true of Stella Jones though not in the way she would have wished Desperate to escape her mad warring family and convinced she is destined for greater things she is suddenly sent to the grim Chillington House a children s home run by the lizard like Mr Sneadman where she has to face all her worst fears But Chillington House is the least of Stella s problems Shocked to discover that she is a Changeling a child who was part raised by the Fairlings she must now save their ancient habitat in the beautiful Rainbow Woods before her next birthday or be forfeited to the Devil With her real life fairy tale quickly becoming a nightmare and only three weeks left before her birthday Stella embarks on her grand quest Will she have the courage and determination to overcome her dreaded fate and discover her true magical destiny The psychic middle child of five Cindy spent her early years in a cottage in the middle of a deep dark wood where her father was a gamekeeper Playing outside all day amongst the trees and flowers gave her a natural affinity with nature and the cycles of death and re birth But just like Stella she longed for something more exciting

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  • SilverWood Books - The Faery Tale of Amy Thyst
    The Faery Tales Book 2 The Book The Author Press Room Amy clasped her hands together and chewed on her knuckles She had watched the unfolding drama in growing alarm The story told by the locket had been hard enough to digest but this This was bad And this was not some tale from long ago The discovery of a special gold locket unlocks further secrets of the Steeple faeries Throughout the years faeries have been forgotten downtrodden and misrepresented Especially in books They are not a figment of the human imagination In fact I was lucky enough to meet one and to learn of the Land they inhabit So now I have a tale to tell As a faery Amy Thyst knows that getting mixed up with a human boy is bad news Just look what happened to her friend Rosie Quartz But when she meets the intriguing and troubled Benjie Rivers her heart seems to take over her head Intent on helping him overcome his own problems Amy doesn t see the danger in which she is placing the whole Faery Kingdom and all she holds dear Allowing a human to photograph a faery can t hurt that much Can it Melanie J Firth trained and worked as an actress and singer and now teaches Performing Arts at a very large secondary school in South Yorkshire She is a huge fan and promoter of all things pink fluffy glittery and sparkly Faeries have fascinated her since a very young age when she first found one living in the dry stone wall of her back garden Melanie describes herself as a Spiritual Junkie addicted to all things magical and holistic As well as writing she loves to spend her time watching her beloved football team Sheffield Wednesday and being

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  • SilverWood Books - The Faery Tale of Rosie Quartz
    for she did of course turn around eventually that it was one of those precious and priceless moments that for various reasons you remember crystal clearly and replay continuously over in your mind forever Seeing Guy Flower for the first time was so extraordinarily special because Guy himself was clearly so extraordinarily special He did not slip easily into any category that Rosie Sally and Billie had invented for boys at school In fact he was about as different to the other boys Rosie knew as broccoli stalks and chocolate cake Throughout the years faeries have been forgotten downtrodden and misrepresented Especially in books They are not a figment of the human imagination In fact I was lucky enough to meet one and to learn of the Land they inhabit So now I have a tale to tell Rosie Quartz has always believed she was a perfectly normal twelve year old girl But that is about to change When a summer romance with the beautiful new boy ends in heartbreak Rosie is catapulted into an extraordinary series of events that force the faeries to intervene As visitor in a magical miniature world Rosie must re learn her past and face up to her true identity Will she solve the riddle before it s too late And will she decide where she truly belongs Watch the Rosie Quartz Book Trailer here Want to see all of Melanie s books Click here to visit her author page Melanie J Firth trained and worked as an actress and singer and now teaches Performing Arts at a very large secondary school in South Yorkshire She is a huge fan and promoter of all things pink fluffy glittery and sparkly Faeries have fascinated her since a very young age when she first found one living

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