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  • SilverWood Books - The Fifth Voice
    find The Fifth Voice That s something that goes beyond the physical Something that comes from inside each of you Something you have to search for The lives of four singers are far from harmonious Danny s marriage is on the rocks while Vince is struggling with a debilitating illness Henry is having a mid life crisis and Neil is at war with his father But when they sing together none of that matters Because something magical happens On a mission to compete against the best quartet singers in Britain they turn to veteran entertainer Ken who inspires them to discover a curious vocal technique called The Fifth Voice Over the course of a year and several adventures they make discoveries about the power of music and friendship that help each of them shape the rest of their lives And when they eventually find The Fifth Voice they discover a prize much greater than the one they imagined The Fifth Voice is a poignant and comic tale of four lives and a single passion The Fifth Voice has been awarded an IndieBrag Medallion Paul Connolly was born and brought up in Liverpool and his first memory is hearing Help by The Beatles at the age of five After studying Biology at Manchester University he worked for many years as a technical author in the computer industry the foundation of his writing career Paul sings bass with award winning a cappella group The Royal Harmonics which provided the inspiration for his debut novel The Fifth Voice He lives in Berkshire visits Lundy Island as often as possible supports Everton F C and has a grown up daughter For more information or to get in touch with Paul please visit www paulconnollyauthor com A funny touching and charming tale David Nobbs Bestselling

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/9781781321195/the-fifth-voice (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - Silicon Tales
    little feet in tiny blue wellington boots And a pool of dark stinging hot water appeared at his feet This book is the always there book for your bedside table It s ideal to dip into as a late night distraction from your day s stresses or to break the monotony of a morning commute And it s likely to spark up quite a different way of seeing things Yes these cautionary tales are not always your usual happily ever after type of story They re tales with a twist for this digital age where appearances are never quite as they seem For when so many of us are now part silicon and rely on virtual technology daily the fantasy and what is really real are easily confused So the modern fairytale is born botoxed to hide its medieval wrinkles of course Dabble and decide what these tales mean for you or perhaps whether you have one to tell Just take care not to overload your chip As actually that s the point of them Ella has worked in a variety of roles from academic lecturing to TV presenting In the corporate world her focus was originally in sales and marketing working with internationals in brand management and more recently in business coaching and personal development After graduating from St John s Oxford in Philosophy Theology she quickly attained MCIM and then pursued a range of stress management qualifications One of the techniques she uses with clients is to help them to write or to re write their story and this has now become the basis for Silicon Tales a collection of modern fairytales that help the reader to explore some of life s challenges and changes in a creative succinct and impactful way Ella s passion is to promote

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/9781781320723/silicon-tales (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - Breaking Bread
    mostly concerned with the human condition the world in vision the harsh reality of parting and the joy that is love Some of the verse within these pages is of a personal nature but there to be shared as much of human experience is enacted in the full view of the world But whilst experience is there to be passed on learned from and ultimately provide guidance it is also as Oscar Wilde so accurately put it Something one can do without Want to read it in other formats This book is also available for a wide range of e readers including Kindle iPad Nook and Kobo David Nicholson spent most of his adult life living and working around the Merseyside area although moved south about fourteen years ago the last seven years of which have been spent in Hampshire where he lives with his partner Angela During his professional life David has worked with people in many diverse environments ranging from offshore industries to offices to factories and to ports from which he has gleaned an insight into the human condition David s interest in poetry began in his teenage years and he has sought and found inspiration from the styles of Dylan Thomas and R S Thomas W H Auden and Wilfred Owen as well as some of the contemporary poets such as Simon Armitage and Carol Duffy David is a member of the Poetry Society and his interests include travel reading particularly military and political history the world of shipping and creative writing The Hampshire Downlands are a focal point for another of his favourite pastimes walking This beautifully presented slim volume of poetry is like all the best poetry the sort of book to read slowly savouring each moment Full of carefully measured evocations of different

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/9781781320556/breaking-bread (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - A Life Well Lived
    it Her life experience has been rich and varied and this too is reflected in her writing From a childhood in the war torn centre of Bristol through the teenage years when she learned to sail and to ride and grew to love both people and animals we follow her to the years when marriage brought the fulfilment of farm life and a young family As she matured her interests widened and added both to her subject matter and to her ways of expressing herself The pieces chosen for this collection are vibrant and deeply felt They cover a wide range of topics and highlight the interactions of people and animals with the natural world and with each other Her imagery is most frequently visual and she takes great pleasure in wildlife and in landscape though the message is always full of emotion and at times subtly spiritual Dinah s childhood was spent in the vicinity of Bristol Docks where she experienced the war as blitzkrieg She began work in a government office in the Autumn of 1946 One day in Spring she escaped from the office never to return For the whole of that summer she crewed a sailing boat out of Poole moving by stages around Lands End and up the Welsh coast across the Irish Sea to Dublin and eventually back up the Bristol Channel to home A deep passion for natural surroundings shines through in her poetry Now in her eighties she is still very active and is blessed with eight grandchildren and her wide acquaintance includes many dear friends A life well lived indeed Dinah Read s mind numbing knowledge and fluent use of the beautiful English language are essential companions for the serious Scrabble Player Her hawk like observations of life as we know

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/9781781320037/a-life-well-lived (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - Reflecting the Light
    strikes a chord too Bobbie strongly supports Parkinson s UK therefore all profits of this book will go towards research into Parkinson s and the ongoing search for a cure This is Bobbie Coelho s second anthology of poetry and follows on from her first Finding the Light which is also published by SilverWood Books Bobbie Coelho was born near Norwich and now lives in Hampshire with her husband Steve She has two stepsons and three grandchildren She has always enjoyed poetry but after being diagnosed with Parkinson s disease in 2002 she was particularly compelled to write as a way of putting things into perspective Light but deep thinking between the lines Lovely poetry that all can understand Mrs Coelho understands how her poetry can reach out to other sufferers and bring hope through her writing to the ill and well A book to show friends and enjoy the sad fun and deep meanings on every page I love it Jenny Pawlak June 2014 If you like to read something that is written simply and from the heart do read Bobbie Coelho s little book of poems Reflecting the Light Bobbie has early onset Parkinson s and in this collection she includes some poems which give us a moving account of how that feels For instance a side effect of the medication for Parkinson s is dyskinesia involuntary movement which she soon found made people stop and stare Thank goodness she has poetry to help her express how that feels and for her to share that with us the often ignorant onlookers But the poems aren t limited to Parkinson s she also explores sensitively the experiences of bereavement and loss and beauty and joy It s hard to pick out just one verse to illustrate the depth of

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/9781781322345/reflecting-the-light (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - Cells
    past and present into an explosive future Also available as an ebook for a wide range of e readers including Kindle iPad Nook and Kobo Harriet Grace grew up in Inkpen Berkshire She has grown up children and stepchildren and now lives in London She has an MA Distinction in Creative Writing and has had poems published Cells is her first novel Want to know more We asked Harriet a few questions about her book and about herself as an author What inspired you to write Cells I wanted to write about a woman who has put her career first and left it almost too late to have a baby Imagine I thought a woman who was brought up to have a career first and then in her mid to late thirties thinks about having a baby What happens if she doesn t succeed in spite of IVF treatment The book is about three characters Grant Martha and Jon coping with this very modern predicament What other books in this genre would you compare to yours It has been compared to novels by Maggie O Farrell Talking It Over by Julian Barnes helped me to write it in the three voices of the main characters Martha Grant and Jon It was nearly taken by an editor at the mainstream publisher Simon Schuster but unfortunately one of the other editors had just commissioned Rebecca Frayn s One Life which is about IVF If your book was made into a movie which actors would play the key characters Grant American by Ralph Fiennes with American accent or Damian Lewis with American accent Martha English by Tamsin Greig and Jon English by Eddie Redmayne or Ben Whishaw A compelling three cornered story about a very modern predicament how fertility problems can war against

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/9781906236618/cells (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - Deep Water
    Military Follow us on Sign up for eNews Deep Water Ann Turnbull The Book The Author Reviews Jon heard a bang felt the shock of the impact shudder through his bones heard wood splinter and saw Ryan flung towards the rocks And then there was water ice cold deadly pulling him down and closing over his head Jon should never have skipped school with his friend Ryan never have taken that boat Now Ryan is in danger and only Jon can save him But Jon is scared The police are knocking on his door They know he s lying Is it too late to tell the truth Ann Turnbull was brought up in south east London but now lives in Shropshire She has always loved reading and knew from the age of ten that she wanted to be a writer Her many books for young people include Pigeon Summer which was dramatized for television by Channel 4 Josie Under Fire House of Ghosts and Gunner s Boy No Shame No Fear her first historical novel for teenagers was shortlisted for both the Guardian and Whitbread awards Find out more about Ann s books at www annturnbull com This story kept

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  • SilverWood Books - North of Watford Gap
    houses keep whippets and pigeons and wear flat caps and clogs North of Watford Gap is also available as an e book including for Kindle You can see inside this book and read sample pages using BookBuzzr courtesy of fReado com Visit John s North of Watford Gap website here John Brown was born in Manchester England His teenage years were spent in South Australia a place that left a lasting impression on him and his attitude to life in general On his return to the UK he became involved in the record industry joining the sales and A R team at EMI Records in Hayes Middlesex Even in these earlier days there was always a strong desire to write and he penned several independent articles on music and records Jon s first published work was a series of books for children The Original Teds He has also written many articles on various subjects and in 2008 he released a compilation of his work entitled Which Way Next although following the success of his previous book Return to Oz it s obvious that his first love will always be travel writing Praise for John Brown s previous book Return to Oz This two part book compares the perceptions of a displaced teenager and a world wise traveller John Brown s honest and inspiring view of the people and places he is visiting would make an excellent read for your next long flight Down Under This honest and humorous account of life in Australia now and then is sure to bring a smile to your face Kelly Marie Dudley Australia NZ Magazine Return to Oz by John Brown is one book but has two parts Part one describes what it was like to land in Australia as a Ten Pound Pom

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