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  • SilverWood Books - Too Short to be a Gunner
    John Richard Green The Book I was then sworn in to fight for my King and Country I was too short to be a Gunner so it had to be Driver John Richard Green No 246 Territorial later No 645222 of the Royal Field Artillery Like many teenage boys John Richard Jack Green joined the rush to war in August 1914 Unlike many others he returned four and a half years later Jack s initial ambition to be a gunner was thwarted by his lack of height Instead Jack drove a gun limber supplying the front with ammunition a fortunate choice for the son of a Hansom cab proprietor who had grown up with horses Jack went on to see action in Ypres Poperinghe the Somme He survived injury underwent court martial and endured field punishment for making a horse bleed when retreating under fire By 1916 Jack s patriotic fervour is replaced by disillusion and a fierce comradeship we volunteers had lost faith in our Generals who we never saw and only lived for our pals and horses In 1919 Jack is greeted not with a hero s welcome but with a grudging offer of his old job back

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/9781781322451/too-short-to-be-a-gunner (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - Finding the Light
    passing by or the Families Officer to see her What gave you the impetus to publish I met Helen Hart while she was publishing a book for FLoW I trusted Helen right away and it was the best thing I ever did the book was produced to a good standard and I feel s he understood what I wanted and why I feel that I have been given a voice and can be heard Finding the Light invites us to travel with Bobbie Coelho as to quote from one of her poems we dance to the music of life It is a roller coaster of a voyage running the gamut of emotions Her lovely poem Island Girl could only have been written by a woman who has suffered a great deal and overcome much and many of her other poems are equally moving But that is not to discount the eclectic range of her subjects war family especially children nature and more Bobby s love of her garden who could fail to be amused by the blowsy tart of a Morning Glory and of birds herons swans and Henry the canary especially make a lasting impression I have no idea how many of the poems that seared into my consciousness were autobiographical but many I believe must be the result of observation and compassion She possesses a rare ability enlighten us on her own journey toward the light Sally Gardner Author of Lilian s Story Through her words Bobbie searches and explores the emotions and vagaries of life and brings them to us the reader to share Poems that span birth to the passing on of life with double meanings and parallels there is depth in many of the pieces whilst others play it straight down the line Bobbie writes from her heart none more so than the poem White Flowers with the innocence of children slighted by war a poem that will find a place in the reader s heart too Like the seasons of life Bobbie relates beautifully the seasons of nature a great love of hers and this comes through strongly and with fondness as in the poem Swan Flotilla where the author ponders what are they thinking A question I have often asked myself Do not be afraid there is humour in its pages too For what would life be like without it Many women will relate to Wash Day Greens and for the boys Football Commentators will raise a smile Christmas when all of the passing year is celebrated and emotions come to the fore is sprinkled through the book and needs no apologies for being there for Bobbie captures this often turbulent time with pure honesty Honesty sums up Finding the Light beautifully for its author could be nothing else Jan Author of Words in Imagination and On Calico Wings I have known Bobbie for many years and she has always been such a compassionate and thoughtful woman However after the initial shock when

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/9781906236472/finding-the-light (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - The Novel: A Perfect Recipe
    because what I ve aimed to do with this book is to demystify the art of novel writing to present it in bite sized chunks to make it achievable for new novelists I can t teach you how to write I can t give you that particular talent but what I can offer is to guide you through the novel writing process to show you how to avoid the pitfalls and to encourage you to complete a novel I ve taught creative writing for almost twenty years and this book contains some of the methods I ve used with my students Carolyn Lewis BA Hons MPhil in Writing This book is a SilverWood Original title Carolyn Lewis is an author and Creative Writing tutor who runs classes and workshops in the Bristol and North Somerset area Her novel Missing Nancy was published in 2008 by Accent Press She writes regularly for leading women s magazines including Womens Weekly and since 1999 has been shortlisted for 24 short story prizes most recently 3rd prize Frome Festival shortlisted Wells Festival of Literature 2nd prize the Silver Thread and 2nd prize Matthew Prichard Award Want to know more You can also stay up to date by visiting Carolyn s website here Carolyn Lewis s The Novel A Perfect Recipe will be indispensable to all aspiring writers Her knowledge and experience are so brilliantly shared in this book which is informative enjoyable to read and full of ideas If you need a perfect guide to help you write that first novel this is the one to buy Ali Reynolds Ali Reynolds Literary Consultancy The presentation is lively and everything about this book is refreshing and vibrant The overall task is clear as are the individual exercises The text sparkles with erudition good sense and

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/9781906236182/the-novel-a-perfect-recipe (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - Rants and Recipes
    survive without cappuccinos In 1986 Chris Bland gave up the corporate life and opened a wholefood café This is her story Are you still open could have been the title of this book I would be a millionaire if I were paid each time I was asked this Acorn Wholefood Café started in the hey day of Cranks and Sarah Brown my heroine was a lifeline I learnt from her varied and interested recipes then adapted them to create my own The reasons for choosing wholefood as the key focus of the Acorn are clear introducing the concepts and goodness of wholefoods was a passion I could not ignore Acorn is in the building that my grandmother had a café in forty years previously so I became the third generation of Blands to run a business in the idyllic setting of Church Stretton nestled in the lovely Shropshire hills A multitude people have passed through some singing my praises others hating my uncompromising attitude to wholefood beliefs Numerous friendships have been forged and so many loyal customers Plenty of the funny and incredible incidents that have happened at the Acorn over the years are here Recipes were requested even begged for but I had no time then and so much was in my head and hands Unique and interesting meals could have disappeared with my retirement and that would have been a great shame It has been great fun writing and reminiscing so please read on There are a few rants you should expect that from me but I hope you find the life and times of the Acorn interesting and please try out my lovely recipes Chris Bland has been proprietor and owner of the Acorn Wholefood Café since 1986 and has finally got round to writing the book

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/9781781323373/rants-and-recipes (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - The Short Story: A Perfect Recipe
    time investment is minimal the potential gains are enormous There is a ready market out there for the budding short story writer to tap into I can t teach you how to write I can t give you that particular talent but what I can offer is to guide you through the short story writing process to show you how to avoid the pitfalls and to encourage you to work on your short story to polish it to perfection and then to decide where to take it next to enter competitions offer it to magazines and radio or publish a collection I ve taught creative writing for almost twenty years and this book contains some of the methods I ve used with my students Carolyn Lewis BA Hons MPhil in Writing This book is a SilverWood Original title Carolyn Lewis is an author and Creative Writing tutor who runs classes and workshops in the Bristol and North Somerset area Her novel Missing Nancy was published in 2008 by Accent Press She writes regularly for leading women s magazines including Women s Weekly and since 1999 has been shortlisted for 24 short story prizes most recently 3rd prize Frome Festival shortlisted Wells Festival of Literature 2nd prize the Silver Thread and 2nd prize Mathew Prichard Award Want to know more You can also stay up to date by visiting Carolyn s website here This book is clearly presented and well laid out The text is supplemented by quotes from respected short story writers including Bristol s own Helen Dunmore and Tania Hershman While Carolyn Lewis acknowledges that she can t teach the student how to write she can at least offer guidance on techniques Aimed at those writing the traditional 3000 7000 word short story there are useful checklists on plotting

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/9781906236328/the-short-story-a-perfect-recipe (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - Privilege Pass
    of their book It s not the most time efficient way to progress a publishing project Therefore because we try to keep costs down for our authors we don t include on going meetings within our publishing packages However we can offer a Privilege Pass Each pass offers you an opportunity to come into the SilverWood studios and discuss your project with one of the editorial team or to consult

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/PP1501/privilege-pass (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - Initial Editorial Assessment
    SilverWood Bookshop Follow us on Sign up for eNews Initial Editorial Assessment Description An Initial Assessment is a professional report on the strengths of your work identifying areas for improvement If you re not ready to start your publishing journey yet but simply require feedback on your writing and perhaps some editorial advice then an Initial Assessment is the perfect place to begin Send us the first 50 pages approximately 3 chapters or 15 000 words of your manuscript plus a one page synopsis and covering letter briefly outlining your aims for your work We will make a preliminary assessment specific to the genre in which you re working We ll examine and report back to you on commercial potential structure and characterisation along with a list of recommendations and advice about any areas of your manuscript which we feel may benefit from further improvement The Initial Assessment is 120 VAT VAT at the standard rate will be added during the checkout process if relevant What do I get An annotated manuscript containing tracked changes and comments A detailed written report of at least three A4 pages A summary of the strengths of your manuscript A summary of the areas

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/IEA1/initial-editorial-assessment (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - Literary Agent Submission Package Service
    committing to self publishing Most literary agents receive between 50 and 100 submissions a week yet only sign up 1 or 2 authors a year Those are long odds if you re seeking representation for your manuscript Maximise the chances of your submission getting past the first round of the selection process with excellent presentation professionalism and outstanding content These are things you can achieve yourself with hard work research and persistence but sometimes professional assistance can make all the difference between a request to see the whole manuscript and yet another rejection slip SilverWood Books offers knowledgeable recommendations and suggestions for how to polish and perfect your submission package with advice on what your covering letter should contain how to write a synopsis and what persuades an agent to move beyond these initial documents to your sample chapters This service is 140 VAT VAT at the standard rate will be added during the checkout process What you get A full read through of your submission package cover letter synopsis and first 50 pages A detailed written report offering feedback on the positives but also identifying key areas where improvements could be made and a list of recommendations Each of

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