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  • SilverWood Books - Three Kings – One Throne
    maelstrom of treachery carnage greed lust and loyalty will meet When they do there are devastating results for one of them his king and his country The crown of England was the most contested in all Europe on the death of Edward the Confessor Harold Godwinsson took possession of it In 1066 two other claimants to the throne a Norwegian and a Norman tried to wrest it from him This is the story of Ivar Torkil and the three kings they served Michael Wills was born on the Isle of Wight and educated at the Priory Boys School and Carisbrooke Grammar He trained as a teacher at St Peter s College Saltley Birmingham before working at a secondary school in Kent for two years After re training to become a teacher of English as a Foreign Language he worked in Sweden for thirteen years During this period he wrote several English language teaching books His teaching career has included time working in rural Sweden a sojourn that first sparked his now enduring interest in Scandinavian history and culture an interest that after many years of research both academic and in the field led him to write Finn s Fate and the sequel novel Three Kings One Throne Today Michael works part time as Ombudsman for the National Association of English Language Providers Though a lot of his spare time is spent with grandchildren he also has a wide range of interests including researching for future books writing playing the guitar carpentry and electronics He spends at least two months a year sailing his boat which is currently in Scandinavia Want to know more You can also stay up to date by visiting his website www michaelwills eu Michael Wills makes history as easy as one two three with his story

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  • SilverWood Books - Miss Cavell Was Shot
    Middelkerke No home to go to 70 children to look after We all got separated Arthur nearly fainted when he watched from the window farms burning It was a pitiable sight Germans making an awful noise In August 1914 thirteen year old Amy was trapped on the Belgian seacoast as war was declared with Germany alone with her younger brothers British resilient and feisty she got back to occupied Brussels and began her war diaries Amy knew Nurse Cavell and Ada Bodart members of the secret network to get Allied soldiers across the frontier She writes of zeppelins food shortages constant gunfire and spies She confronts a sneering German who demands to know where her brother is I could have shot him she comments Then it all changes in 1917 her mother attacks her and Amy is moved to a Catholic boarding school nearby Constantly in trouble for being disruptive answering back whistling laughing in church and climbing onto roofs for fun she longs for the love and approval of her teacher and her estranged mother Monica Kendall was born in North London in 1954 to a Polish father and a Jenkins Hodson mother In the 1970s after travelling overland in her gap year to Nepal via Afghanistan she read Arabic at Oxford In summer 1975 she was in Lebanon when the third round of the civil war broke out but managed to return in time to play Dionyza in Shakespeare s Pericles performed in Sam Wanamaker s tent on the South Bank where later he built the Globe At Oxford she also played Beatrice on a tour to the United States and Desdemona and the Duchess of Malfi at the Oxford Playhouse Professional acting for a few years took her to Southwold Swindon and St Andrews and two plays

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  • SilverWood Books - IPR License
    database and sends monthly bulletins showcasing titles with available rights to thousands of publisher and agent subscribers all of whom are actively looking for rights acquisitions in various genres If a publisher or agent is interested in your book they can contact you directly through the IPR License website Benefits for you using IPR License Monetise your work through licensing it for adaptations and translations Create an author profile and list full details of your available work Showcase your work in the Rights Available database and on global rights campaigns Appear in IPR s bulletin which goes out to over 50 000 publishers not just IPR members in over 90 countries Operate on a level playing field with traditionally published authors IPR s digital platform allows you to showcase your work to a worldwide mainstream publishing market Receive enquiries directly from publishers and literary agencies Have the option to manage the sale of translation and other rights in different formats and countries Complete worldwide deals from your desktop and tap into the lucrative international rights market Help protect your copyright by registering your manuscript with IPR s copyright database Receive unbiased advice and help through IPR s Know Your Rights Scheme Register with IPR License and ensure your work has the chance to go global If you need any further information please drop us a line and we ll talk you through the process Or simply add to basket and we ll do the rest putting you in direct contact with the team at IPR Discount for SilverWood Authors We can offer registration with IPR License at a discount from the list price at 80 VAT total 96 for SilverWood authors VAT at the standard rate will be added during the checkout process Please note only authors signed with SilverWood

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  • SilverWood Books - Echo
    on him I could see JF sitting at his desk under the window His hand was on the touch pad of his computer and he was looking intently at the screen I had to be fast I stood on the pavement in the shadows pulled on my mask then keeping to the wall slithered down the steps I reached basement level I stood watching him He was oblivious to my presence and to the security light which snapped on I tapped lightly on the window He glanced up I pressed my contorted rubber face against the glass dragging my hands down it as if I was clawing my way in Echo is growing up She s sharp quirky funny with a snippy relationship with her mother She finds life especially men a challenge From meeting her first and only love finding out about her missing father her obsession with a Welsh poet and a disastrous experience with a therapist life is a problem But problems require solutions and Echo is determined to find her own Using imagination and humour she finds a way to get her own back Written in her own words this is a magical tale of desire fantasy and revenge which reveals how one woman played one man at his own game and got away with it Born in the West Midlands Marguerite s childhood was spent on the move between England and Wales The differences in landscape environment and people fascinated her and these early influences now come into her writing For some years she lived in London primarily working with young people first as a child protection worker then as a psychotherapist She now lives in Bristol and feeling more settled she has turned from writing non fiction to fiction Echo was inspired by her

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  • SilverWood Books - 2016 Desktop Calendar
    News Events Contact Us T C SilverWood Bookshop Fiction Historical Fiction Crime Thrillers General Non Fiction Self Development Memoir Biography Poetry Business Children Teens Military Follow us on Sign up for eNews 2016 Desktop Calendar SilverWood Books The Book Get yourself organised for 2016 with this stylish desktop calendar which celebrates the anniversary of a selection of SilverWood titles from 2015 Free P P for a limited time only January

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  • SilverWood Books - Six Lies
    a while but by the mid morning lull in foot traffic I gave in to the inevitable I googled Sue s full name and home town A quick scan of the results revealed a few definite leads to follow How would you feel if one day you discovered everything you thought you knew about your family was a fabrication Your mother wasn t your mother your father was a liar and your whole upbringing was a sham Confronted with this exact situation Dave Fazackerley doesn t feel great It doesn t help that he has just buried the woman he thought of as his mother Or that his wife his one true soulmate recently jumped into bed with a librarian Even his band his only escape from reality is going through a rough patch How will Dave respond Will he discover the truth about his family Will his band ever play a gig again More importantly can Dave entice his wife back from the arms of the book dork or will he take a chance on a new love Like a lot of people Ben Adams went to school then college and eventually grew up and got a responsible job a house and a family And then his mid life crisis kicked in Realising that life was in danger of becoming all too serious Ben started writing Not in the way that Forrest Gump started running but at least he started He wrote on steamed up mirrors in the bathroom to make his children smile Eventually he graduated to making up stories to entertain his kids at bed time For some reason his boys didn t seem interested in his tales of every day life relationships family trauma farce and the occasional bit of debauchery His sons told him they

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  • SilverWood Books - In the Shadow of the Storm
    quite the woman Lord Roger thinks she is So when Lord Roger rises in rebellion against the king Adam has no choice but to ride with him no matter what the ultimate cost may be England in 1321 is a confusing place Edward II has been forced by his barons to exile his favourite Hugh Despenser The barons led by the powerful Thomas of Lancaster Roger Mortimer and Humphrey de Bohun have reasons to believe they have finally tamed the king But Edward is not about to take things lying down and fate is a fickle mistress favouring first one then the other Adam fears his lord has over reached but at present Adam has other matters to concern him first and foremost his new wife Katherine de Monmouth His bride comes surrounded by rumours concerning her and Lord Roger and he hates it when his brother snickers and whispers of used goods Kit de Courcy has the misfortune of being a perfect double of Katherine de Monmouth which is why she finds herself coerced into wedding a man under a false name What will Adam do when he finds out he has been duped Domestic matters become irrelevant when the king sets out to punish his rebellious barons The Welsh Marches explode into war and soon Lord Roger and his men are fighting for their very lives When hope splutters and dies when death seems inevitable it falls to Kit to save her man if she can In the Shadow of the Storm is the first in Anna Belfrage s new series The King s Greatest Enemy the story of a man torn apart by his loyalties to his lord his king and his wife 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 grow up and now I spend most of my free time at my writing desk attempting to decipher the squiggled ideas I ve jotted down over the years Every now and then I succeed I was always going to be a writer Now I am I have achieved my dream Want to know more Visit the author s website at www annabelfrage com In my travels through the magical medium of historical fiction and most especially in the last year or so I have encountered some wonderfully crafted female characters To name a few but certainly not all Eleanor in the Feud series by Derek Birks Selene in the Daughter Of Cleopatra books by Stephanie Dray Giulia Farnese as portrayed in Kate Quinn s Borgia series Alice

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  • SilverWood Books - Cuckoo Clock – New York
    for us here They have arrested most of the men this morning including my Ibrahim I had to promise him that I d try and leave with my father today Egon gave me your brother s address I will be in touch with him God bless you Maria Kristallnacht 9 November 1938 Doctor Esther Rosenthal s husband has just enough time to whisper to her before the SA pulls him out of the door and slams it shut behind him Esther has to leave Germany in a hurry and embarks on a journey taking her through Holland England and ultimately to the USA In Holland she meets a group of children from a Berlin orphanage the first children to go to England on the Kindertransport Together with her father Mordechai she joins them on their crossing and accompanies them to Harwich The Kindertransport comes to an abrupt end on the outbreak of World War II What will happen to the children still in Harwich without a new permanent or foster home Cuckoo Clock New York Esther s Story is the third book in the Unbroken Bonds series Elisabeth Marrion was born August 1948 in Hildesheim Germany Her father was a corporal in the Royal Air Force and stationed after the war in the British occupied zone in Germany where he met her mother Hilde a war widow As a child she enjoyed reading novels and plays by Oscar Wilde Thornton Wilder and never lost her love of reading novels by Ernest Hemingway or short stories by Guy de Maupassant In 1969 she moved to England where she met her late husband David Together they established a clothing importing company Their business gave them the opportunity to travel and work in the Sub Continent and the Far East A large part

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