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  • SilverWood Books - Siberian Summer Second Edition
    from cosmic rays Irish anthropologist Kate in Siberia links it to the thawing of her mammoth But commonsense internet using Susan puts the blame on her fat headed brother Mud mammoths and intergalactic cosmic rays form the background to this contemporary tale of global warming in which Kate Harry Duffy and Mark team up internationally to confront Thunderhead Ted with an alternative to the widely believed greenhouse gas hypothesis They meet with severe opposition for Thunderhead Ted sits on the British Government s scientific advisory council and the greenhouse gas hypothesis is deeply entrenched The reputations of its advocates are at stake as well as the credibility of the politicians who have acted upon their advice Considerable sums have been invested international conferences convened the Kyoto Protocol has been ratified and legislation to tax carbon dioxide emissions is being enacted all this in the belief that climate change is the result of greenhouse gases But is it true Although a work of fiction this romance is based on verifiable scientific evidence which indicates that the greenhouse gas hypothesis may well turn out to be the greatest red herring of our time Peter St John is best known for his six Gang books about children s gangs during World War II These novels spring from adventures in an English village as an evacuee from the London Blitz Two other novels draw on his career as a chartered engineer in aerospace research as well as from experience within parliamentary and governmental organisations An occasional poem of his has been published He lives in France where he is active in a cultural association Siberian Summer is a book that needs to be read Fun full of facts easy to read a piece of fiction which gives the author Peter St John lots of

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  • SilverWood Books - Paralysis
    shoulder holster beneath the half opened suit jacket of the cadaver All three had been dead for at least a couple of weeks The gripping second instalment in the Force Majeure series Following the catastrophic events of Purgatory the UK has been thrown into confusion and chaos As the country is ravaged by ferocious winter storms food shortages and outbreaks of deadly disease survival seems less and less likely Some groups carry on determined to find shelter food or even just answers In London Bravo troop head underground seeking out a government that may no longer exist Headstrong Judy leads a group of survivors from the M4 in search of civilisation and along the way learns the horrific depths that humanity can sink to Tom Andrew and their families are building their new lives in Exmoor National Park when they stumble into an unexpected discovery that could change everything In this chilling dystopian story of disaster endurance and human nature Harvey Black expertly weaves together the lives of his characters as they struggle to withstand the hardships of a nuclear winter Will anyone make it out alive Should they even want to A qualified parachutist Harvey Black served with British

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/9781781323793/paralysis (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - Ham and Marmalade Sandwiches
    such a great bloke just not for me I can t do this anymore I m really sorry and there I am huge grin on my face making quack quack noises with the yellow plastic duck bogeys quite clearly visible in the picture I look like I ve come straight from the funny farm Liv is a psychology research assistant at her local university knee deep in babies assessments and study visits working at Loony Land city centre for two mad professors not exactly what she had dreamed of She s single again on a quest to find that knight in shining armour Who will be her Lancelot Well there is Lee of course vodka drinking cat lover Adam Mr Lazy himself Tony Jake and Keith no not Keith and Nick Can she stop being so paranoid about everything Can she choose forget her lucky cactus and take charge of her own destiny The future is in her hands Olivia Parker was born in Manchester was a toddler in Coleraine schooled in Sheffield brought up to support Liverpool and holidayed in Norfolk Now as an adult she doesn t live in any of these places and has since seen the

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  • SilverWood Books - Fluence
    her grasp she just had to decide what she was prepared to do to get them It s the week before the annual Pay Day when strata positions are decided by the controlling corporations The social media feed is frenetic with people trying to boost their influence rating while those above the strata and those who ve opted out pursue their own manipulative goals Amber is ambitious Martin is burnt out by years of struggling She cheats to get what she wants while he barely clings on to what he has Set in a speculative near future London Fluence is a satirical story of aspiration and desperation and of power seen and unseen It s a story of control and consequence It s the story of the extremes to which Amber and Martin are prepared to go in these last ten thousand minutes before Pay Day Take a look inside Fluence 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 Find out more about Stephen and his work here Oram offers a glimpse into a Dystopian London where social media use moves from mild addiction to a visceral quest for survival where commodification of experience and shallow responses sound warning bells for our species continuance Current debate about benefits and who s entitled to support reach bitter depths Fluence s mix of characters tumble today s class system and

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  • SilverWood Books - George Savino
    no business behind the wheel of a car I had my first accident four hours after I got my license and a total of 12 accidents in the first year of driving Only two were my fault but still what rotten luck what high premiums George Savino 1955 2013 born in Evanston Illinois USA was a great storyteller both on stage and in writing His stories were often funny sometimes

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  • SilverWood Books - Chalk for Cheese
    one and mount guard over it like their dads did with the leeks in the run up to show time Growing up in the 50s and 60s Jill and Jay explore the era through contrasting perspectives They are intrinsically different or are they Jill s background is working class Tyneside Her family life is happy if dysfunctional Despite woeful schooling Jill is a wonderful learner and her intellectual mentors the lit twins are destined to be a lasting influence Blessed with modesty and a magnetic personality she mesmerises the many young men and women who meet her Jay enjoys strong parental support and an idyllic childhood He is touched by Autolycus and becomes a snapper up of unconsidered trifles in middle class Lancashire and Norfolk However he can be a bit of a jerk and is full of contradictions This and the events that unfold sequester him from his peers which Jay relishes Chalk for Cheese is about two individuals trying to find themselves and unwittingly one another in a changing world Ossie Hopkins read Literature at Durham and then taught English and rock climbing in a seventies comprehensive He progressed to management apprentice to the chief education officer proofreading Just when you thought you were learning to write along came the big blue pencil A Master s at Manchester helped the career but not the writing As deputy director with Birmingham LEA he produced plenty of sound bites for the dailies Central TV and Pebble Mill but somehow never got round to real writing Later he became throttlebottom in chief at Ribble Valley Council My but it was cold up there And lonely Maybe if we turned things upside down Now we can see how many people we re there to support So leadership is just like teaching helping

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  • SilverWood Books - Fiction
    Writers The Learning Zone Book Marketing Latest 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 Fiction Secrets of the Pomegranate Barbara Lamplugh Paperback 8 99 The Record Prophets Matthew Seery 9 99 First Among Equals Radomir Putnikovic Paperback 7 99 Goodbye Henrietta Street Lin Treadgold Paperback 9 99 Purgatory Harvey Black Paperback 8 99 Too Fast A Life Martin Shepherd Paperback 11 99 Time for Another Tim Davidson paperback 8 99 The Bad Apple Emma Long Paperback 9 99 Puzzle of the Tillian Wand The Hardback Edition Phil and Jacqui Lovesey Hardback 21 99 The Puzzle of the Tillian Wand Phil and Jacqui Lovesey Paperback 12 99 My American Odyssey Roger Griffith Paperback 9 99 Brearley s Encore Derek Taylor Paperback 9 99 Brearley s Encore Hardback Edition Derek Taylor Hardback 18 99 Look the Other Way Colin Port and Moira Hamlin Paperback 9 99 Introducing Charlotte Charlotte Hains Paperback 9 99 Girl Cop in Trouble Sandy Osborne Paperback 9 99 The Trouble with Sophie Gresham Enver Carim Paperback 9 99 The Siege and Other Award

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  • SilverWood Books - Fiction
    Indelible Stain Wendy Percival Paperback 8 99 Between the Shadow and the Soul Marguerite Valentine Paperback 9 99 Johari s Window Suzy Davies Paperback 10 99 Quantum Confessions Stephen Oram Paperback 9 99 Mother Lake Haidee Belshaw Paperback 12 99 Stalemate Alan Hamilton Paperback 9 99 SUCCESSIO Alison Morton Paperback 9 99 The Fifth Voice Paul Connolly Paperback 8 99 Moscow Bound Hardback Edition Adrian Churchward Hardback 21 99 Moscow

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