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  • SilverWood Books - The Story of Sunny the Flower Fairy [Hardback Edition]
    power Just like us all through the day They sing and dance and laugh and play And when the night comes dark and cold They sleep and dream sweet dreams I am told This magical book was created by Cindy Beadman as a young bride in 1969 whilst living in a pink thatched cottage with roses around the door in the Devon countryside It was handwritten beautifully illustrated and bound by her in anticipation of the birth of her first child Hannah and is delightfully evocative of that period 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 deep love of nature Yet despite her mystical nature she longed for something more exciting to happen to her and of course it did For just as she dreamed and imagined so she created and before she knew it her life had become one grand fairy tale with all the dramatic ups and downs that keep us turning the pages From Cinderella to grand balls from young mother and artist to

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  • SilverWood Books - The Blue Effect
    use of chemical weapons has left NATO forces stunned Although reinforcements continue to arrive in theatre from all the NATO member countries the Allies are pushed back relentlessly The Eastern Bloc armies throw fresh regiments into the fray their intention to deliver the killing lunge deep into the West s retreating armies What are the options open to NATO Can the West stem the disorderly retreat Can they gather enough conventional forces to hold Or will they need to resort to more deadly means Follow the series of gripping events in The Blue Effect the third instalment in Harvey Black s Cold War trilogy Cover images Ivan Cholakov Dreamstime com Chaoss Dreamstime com Want to see all of Harvey s books Click here to visit his author page A qualified parachutist Harvey Black served with British Army Intelligence for over ten years His experience ranges from covert surveillance in Northern Ireland to operating in Communist East Berlin during the cold war where he feared for his life after being dragged from his car by KGB soldiers Since then he has lived a more sedate life in the private sector as a Director for an International Company but now enjoys the pleasures of writing Harvey is married with four children Want to know more Find Harvey Black on Twitter black author You can also stay up to date by visiting his blog harveyblackauthor org Harvey Black s geopolitical survey is beautifully intertwined with personal stories of his characters He builds tension relentlessly looking forward to the next book Alison Morton author tension suspense action intrigue and moments of tenderness too which are a nice touch I recommend the book entirely Stephen Bird Factual along with gripping takes me back to the days of the BAOR and what we all trained for

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  • SilverWood Books - Quantum Confessions
    is torn between his morals and his desires They live in a world where those who believe in absolute truth are on a collision course with those who don t Society is becoming dangerously polarised and despite a thread of history that binds Aled and Grey together they take opposite sides in the conflict she is recruited by The Project and he is given custody of The Proof of Existence Against the backdrop of a failing society and experiments to find the link between quantum physics and a supreme being the real question that unfolds is Who chooses your reality Preview Quantum Confessions Stephen Oram lives in Fitzrovia London As a teenager he was heavily influenced by the ethos of punk In his early twenties he embraced the squatter scene and then joined a religious cult briefly He did some computer stuff in what became London s silicon roundabout and is now a civil servant with a gentle attraction to anarchism His fascination with exploring our darker places through near future fiction prompted him to imagine alternative worlds and then write about them To set this kind of dystopian exploration in a very near and recognisable future is a stroke of masterwork by Oram Katrina Northern By any stretch of the imagination Quantum Confessions is an excellent debut and one that demands your attention Hopefully the first of many releases from Oram it is recommended without reservation See the full review here Book Viral Quantum Confessions by Stephen Oram is a book that makes one stop in their tracks and think I love the metaphysical other worldly element throughout the book which makes us all ponder the question Who are we And what is the truth See the full review here Gisela Dixon Readers Favorite Though his fiction debut Stephen

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  • SilverWood Books - Moscow Bound [Hardback Edition]
    system Meanwhile General Pravda of military intelligence though an advocate of transparency is determined to protect a covert operation that he s been running for years General Pravda hinders Ekaterina and Scott at every turn and lawyer and client are forced to go on the run for a murder they didn t commit As they descend into the Hades that is the world of international realpolitik Scott is compelled to reconsider his own values and Pravda s life s work disintegrates when Scott uncovers a 50 year old Cold War secret which both the Russian and US governments are still trying to hide from the public domain Between 1984 and 1998 Adrian Churchward lived and worked in Moscow Budapest and Prague as an East West trade lawyer representing British American and German corporations During this period he became proficient in translating Russian commercial and legal texts into English He was one of the few Western lawyers working in the day to day arena of President Gorbachev s liberalisation process of perestroika and glasnost and which ultimately resulted in the collapse of communism and disintegration of the Soviet Union In 1991 he witnessed the abortive coup against Gorbachev and in 1993 he was again present in Moscow when Yeltsin ordered the shelling of the Russian parliament building aka the The Russian White House He lives in London has two daughters three grandsons and a cat that eats furniture Read more about Adrian at www adrianchurchward com Moscow Bound by Adrian Churchward as far as I m concerned is nothing short of a masterpiece of political fiction the novel suckered me in from the opening chapter and once I was drawn in I literally couldn t pull myself away from this fascinating intriguing and often startling plot Charlotte Barnes Mad Hatter Reviews

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  • SilverWood Books - Empire of the Moon
    on as wave after wave hit the bow with bone crunching impacts The rigging they were in was awash each time the bow pitched down the sea sometimes erupting up and forcing the trapdoor open before it came back down with a crash They clung to the rigging for dear life neither able to speak nor hear anything other than the wind and crashing of the waves their vision blurred with grey water both caught up in a moment that seemed to last an age 1735 Lt Alex Hurst finds himself accompanying Lady Helena and Isabelle Montagu to Greece on a British warship and falls in love with Helena They plan to marry but the sisters are unwitting pawns in a huge trade deal and are kidnapped from the ship by ferocious albino warriors named the Rakshasa Alex is then forced to work with the amoral Lord Charlemont and given just weeks to find and rescue the two sisters in order to save the trade deal As the Englishmen pursue the Rakshasa from Athens to their island stronghold on Santorini they realise their foes are far more sinister malevolent and powerful than was first thought The stakes of the game are raised higher still when Helena is drawn into the strange nocturnal world of the Rakshasa as one of its rulers seeks to seduce her Swashbuckling fast moving and awash in Greek myth and history Empire of the Moon plays out against the backdrop of ancient Athens and the rugged beauty of Santorini capturing the enchantment of that epoch and the indomitable nature of the human spirit Tom O Dornin was born in Eire but now lives in England with his wife and son Following university he worked in a variety of roles for a few years but then went

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  • SilverWood Books - Isabella of Angoulême
    betrayed his wife and children I would be a dragon too if my husband betrayed me she thought fiercely and she stood a little taller and felt a stirring of anger at the thought of love and its betrayal Set in the thirteenth century the kingdoms of England and France are struggling over territory as the powerful Angevins threaten the French king In regions far from Paris local fiefdoms disregard all authority The Tangled Queen is the story of the little known and very young Isabella of Angoulême who was abducted by King John in 1200 She became his second wife and queen consort aged 12 He was the most reviled king in English history and his lust for her led to the loss of Normandy and the destruction of the Plantagenet Empire which then brought about the Magna Carta Isabella came of age in England but was denied her place in court Her story is full of thwarted ambition passion pride and cruelty She longed for power of her own and returned to France after the death of John to live a life of treachery and intrigue Erica Lainé was born in Southampton in 1943 and originally studied for the theatre at the Arts Educational School in Tring She worked as a library assistant in London and trained as a speech and drama teacher before moving with her family to Hong Kong in 1977 Here she worked for the British Council for 20 years as a teacher and educational project manager Since 1997 she has lived in South West France where she became interested in all sorts of historical research and writing as President of the Aquitaine Historical Society This led to a focus on Isabella of Angouleme and her life and times The Aquitaine region is rich in

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  • SilverWood Books - A Rip in the Veil
    that let her drop from her world into his A Rip in the Veil is the first book in The Graham Saga Anna Belfrage s time slip series featuring time traveller Alexandra Lind and her seventeenth century husband Matthew Graham On a muggy August day in 2002 Alexandra Lind is inexplicably thrown several centuries backwards in time to 1658 Life will never be the same for Alex Alex lands at the feet of Matthew Graham an escaped convict making his way home to Scotland She gawks at this tall gaunt man with hazel eyes dressed in what looks like rags At first she thinks he might be some sort of hermit an oddball but she quickly realises that she is the odd one out not him Catapulted from a life of modern comfort Alex grapples with her frightening new existence Potential compensation for this brutal shift in fate comes in the shape of Matthew a man she should never have met not when she was born three centuries after him But Matthew comes with baggage of his own and at times it seems his past will see them killed How will she ever get back And more importantly does she want to A Rip in the Veil has been awarded an IndieBrag Medallion Want to see all of Anna s books Click here for her author page I was raised abroad on a pungent mix of Latin American culture English history and Swedish traditions As a result I m multilingual and most of my reading is historical both non fiction and fiction Possessed of a lively imagination I have drawers full of potential stories all of them set in the past For years I combined a challenging career with four children and the odd snatched moment of writing Luckily children

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  • SilverWood Books - The Kraals of Ulundi
    s spirits to herd the red soldiers finally from the land of the AmaZulu 1879 the British army has suffered one of the worst defeats in its history at the hands of the Zulu King Cetshwayo Now the British seek revenge and a second invasion of Zululand is about to take place Within the Zulu regiments charged with repelling the assault is Shaba kaNdabuko driven by ambition to share the glory of battle to bring honour and cattle to his family Meanwhile new British soldiers are shipped out to replace those lost in the military disasters and among them is Lieutenant Jahleel Carey likewise also hoping that adventure will bring him a change of fortune But there are also always those on the sidelines of conflict profiteers like renegade trader William McTeague Three men three women will be brought together by one of the Zulu War s strangest episodes and their destinies will be changed forever David Ebsworth is the pen name of writer Dave McCall a former negotiator and Regional Secretary for Britain s Transport General Workers Union He was born in Liverpool UK but has lived for the past thirty years in Wrexham North Wales with his wife

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