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  • SilverWood Books - Memoir & Biography
    Memoir Biography Quick Start Guide About Us Author Testimonials Frequent Questions Our Publishing Packages Submission Guidelines Services for 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 Memoir Biography Seeing The World My Way Tony Giles Paperback 8 99 Surviving

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  • SilverWood Books - Misty Mornings
    The author has put together conversations she has overheard with comments that friends have made to her about comical happenings they have experienced The collection includes carefully selected images which aptly explain a few of the rhymes Most readers would find this an excellent and entertaining lighthearted read The glossy front cover is a nostalgic view of the author s childhood home town in South Wales as seen on a Misty Morning Marian Annette was born of a Welsh father and an English mother Her childhood was spent in Wales Although she and her brother left Wales when they were in their early teens due to their father s death they both consider it to be their home They have each lived in different parts of England for forty years but take holidays in Wales whenever they can Marian and her husband met at school in Wales They live in the West Country but frequently enjoy day trips to the Welsh countryside Marian recently retired from thirty years of full time employment and now enjoys the time to take notice of what is happening in the world around her For many years she was a keen golfer Her health interrupted

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/9781781323052/misty-mornings (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - Aftermath
    collection of poems and short stories by the author of Mining Memories runner up in the Arts and Literature Section of the 2011 Hunter Davies Lakeland Book of the Year Awards is testimony to the suffering and hardship of all those caught up in war and its aftermath and a tribute to the courage compassion and care for others that transcend the barriers of race class creed and species But the help of charities supporting ex service people and their dependants is still needed for the many struggling against heavy odds to rebuild their own lives All proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the Royal British Legion s Poppy Appeal Jenny Martin witnessed at close hand the aftermath of war mainly through family members experiences three in the First World War five in the Second World War one of whom became an RAF Bomber Command casualty and one in Iraq She qualified in medicine specialising in a diagnostic branch chemical pathology and retired in 1994 In 2007 encouraged by the leader of the creative writing group that she had recently joined she tried her hand at poetry with several successes A previous self published collection

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  • SilverWood Books - Inspeximus
    Above linen bleached ribboned Whitsand Baycornflower blue skies surround Maker Inspeximus Poetry from the manors of The Roborough Hundred re examines an area in south west Devon where the bustling community around Buckland Monachorum was once much more heavily populated than any of the Plymouth manors Moving from the Anglo Saxon period to the Norman Conquest and beyond the unusual genre of weaving poetry from manorial and local history seeks to peer into the past through a searching tangent of the imagination Each manor had its own story to tell and was occupied and worked by colourful personalities Here in the early 21st century with so much destroyed by either war or development a stop to pause and look by physically visiting former manorial sites and envisaging how people would have lived offers a tangible breath of the past Ruth Snell was born in Devonport in 1963 the daughter of a Ships Welder and State Enrolled Nurse Her father s family have been in the Plymouth area for many generations and she grew up hearing many tales of Old Plymouth and how things were before the destruction in the Blitz during World War Two Attending Burrington Secondary School from 1974 1979 Ruth received tremendous encouragement from the Arts and English Departments winning the school prize of a Charles Causley Collection of Poetry for Creative Writing in 1978 However an alternative career in the Civil Service awaited her but creative writing has always been at the heart of her everyday living Married to a farmer in Cornwall in 1987 Ruth lived remotely with no immediate neighbours and the only water supply from a well in the orchard Despite such a Spartan existence it was a brilliant encounter to the powers of nature and the importance of how the manorial system once

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  • SilverWood Books - Poetry for the Young at Heart
    fly Would it be a bit absurdTo point out that it s a bird And its wings I think you ll find Are of the feathered kind If it ran at twice the rate With its wings held out dead straight It could take off with a prayerAnd fly well who knows where An anthology of poems beautifully illustrated written to make the reader ponder question and reflect on topics as distant as faint galaxies in the night sky as ancient as fossil finds from the earth under our feet and as strange as the marine life found in the depths of the ocean Add a slice of religion and a good helping of humour to produce a poetry collection that makes readers think about life the universe and almost everything Born in England in 1942 now living in Lancashire near to the hills and dales he so passionately and eloquently describes in poetic form David Pitman started writing poetry ten years ago The variety of subjects which are covered in this anthology reflects his many interests in the world about us and his career in science He claims his love for poetry was inspired by enjoying well known classical rhyming poetry when he was very young His rhyming verse is written in a style which will appeal to all ages with its humour originality and fascination with the topics covered The author would be pleased if it encouraged others to take an interest in the same topics and delighted if it inspired youngsters of today to take an interest in poetry About the Illustrator Graphic artist illustrator miniaturist photographer and founder of several poetry writing groups in the N W area of England Victoria Copeland has been drawing and painting since early childhood In her youth art college studies

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  • SilverWood Books - The Virgin Pensive
    Submission Guidelines Services for 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 The Virgin Pensive Andre Etoundi The Book The Author My love for thee is pureMy heart is all yourI lead my wishes to your decisionWherever you want me to beI will Another collection of poems I don t think so Life isn t predictable life is a freestyle We all have the free will to be the author of our lives Poetry is the interpretation of senses and sensations which is contemplated by one universal sight the sight of the poet Poetry is my way of life André Etoundi is a French born UK resident poet born in Paris He moved to England years ago and settled down in Bristol where he was a student at the University of the West of England André has already published two collections of poems in French Vers de Porcelaine Edition Velours 2011 Rimes de Méthylène Edition Velours 2012 Also consider Out of Darkness Jane Gill Wilson Paperback 7 99 Pigeon

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  • SilverWood Books - Out of Darkness
    fail to inspire Out of Darkness is the author s second collection of verse Raw Emotion A Collection of Thoughts In Rhyme was published in 2011 Jane was a registered nurse and retired from the profession due to debilitating chronic ill health During the devastating months that followed Jane first discovered her passion for writing Jane s poems are written in rhyming verse and are of an emotive theme Although many will take the reader on an insightful journey through a life blighted by illness there are equally as many which will inspire the reader or just simply touch hearts Jane believes the ability to translate her thoughts into beautiful meaningful verse has become her sanctuary I ve found this place inside my head Where I record my thoughts in rhyme It really is a delightful place And whiles away the time The words transpire and then they flow Like music to my ears It offers me a sanctuary And erases all my fears I started writing verse quite late in life It quickly became the catharsis which helped me through some difficult times Now it has become a way of life Inspiration flows like rhythm in my mind I always aim to arouse emotion in the reader be it happy or sad through heartfelt words not elaborate ones just words everyone can relate to Writing in rhyme is the style I am most comfortable with Jane lives in the tranquil surroundings of the Ribble Valley a divorced mother of three grown up children she still has to cope with the unpredictable nature of her illness Inspired by her daily struggles Jane continues to share aspects of her life through her thoughts in rhyme in this her second publication Jane s poetry certainly touched my heart I think the reason

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  • SilverWood Books - Pigeon Lock and other poems
    polka targeting with dark and loaded pauses the slip of a girl with the ivory fingers it may be up to me to act since after all she is the concert hall s new darling bringing us the bliss of Schumann s sleep But what am I to do Something or nothing Whether reflecting on war violence and poverty struggling to translate childhood memories into words or delighting in the natural world David Green shows both a willingness to see the big picture and an awareness of small details His work often reveals a dry humour alongside a sensitive view of the world and an individual s place in it Throughout the accessibility of his poetry makes for easy reading David Green was educated at the City of Oxford High School in the Scout movement and in the Royal Air Force Since demob in 1955 he has been an Inland Revenue clerk a publisher s assistant a taxi driver a night worker on a car assembly line a shop steward a furniture salesman and a publisher s rep For 15 years he worked for Oxfam in various capacities then set up his own small business making exhibitions and providing editorial services for publishers and universities He is married with three children and five grandchildren He is a practising Anglican a pianist of very modest attainment and a non twitching bird enthusiast He has written poetry throughout his life seriously since 1990 and is an active member of the Fountain Poetry Group in Wells David Green has an eye for landscape whether in the Middle East Africa India or close to home and writes with a deep love of the Oxfordshire countryside He takes delight in the details of daily life and the quirks of human nature and is not afraid

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