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  • SilverWood Books - News: Triumphant Two Weeks for INCEPTIO
    my publishing journey at Pembury Library the library I used when I lived in the UK Here s what happened The thing I liked most was talking to people individually whether greeting them or signing a book for them I was thrilled that they placed their confidence in me enough to shell out their hard earned cash People have also written some lovely reviews on Amazon UK Amazon US Goodreads and Waterstones com including Move aside Bourne there s a new heroine in town and Clever unique thought provoking and Great book Interesting characters and story line fast paced and very imaginative Alison s top tips for planning a book launch Don t wait to start planning Although a beautiful book is a pre requisite you must think about where how and when as soon as you re even thinking of publishing your book Network in real life at conferences courses and events and virtually on Twitter and Facebook Try and meet as wide a circle of people as possible Apart from the pleasure of talking with new people and learning new things you may come across one or more published authors in your genre or known specialists in your field Ask them for their thoughts their advice but in a polite way Who knows they may come to your launch and add some magic dust If you are thinking of a bookshop launch go and buy some books there and become known to the staff Make an appointment to go and see the owner or events manager Be business like Before making an approach ensure your publisher has already loaded your book on to Nielsen Bookdata so that the shop staff can check you are a pukka author Have your Bookseller Information Sheet in your hand and a good

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/news/2013/mar/27/triumphant-two-weeks-for-inceptio (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - The Wessex Turncoat
    a small Hampshire village in the late eighteenth century His life is simple yet secure until the day when he volunteers to take the place of his father on an errand for the squire The country boy is wrenched from the environment in which he grew up and thrust into a world of ruffians drunks criminals and disgraced professionals the army of George III An army desperately short of men but with the huge ambition to quell the rebellion in America and to retain the country under British rule After relentless training Aaron s regiment the 62nd Regiment of Foot is posted to Canada There fighting side by side with Indian braves and German allies the boy soldier becomes a hardened warrior The Wessex Turncoat tells the story based on fact of a doomed army and a regiment which is decimated mainly because of the vanity and intransigence of an English general 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 His boyhood interest in Georgian military history was re kindled by a visit to the Red Coats Museum in Salisbury and subsequently developed

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  • SilverWood Books - Roll-Up Banner & Stand
    events We design proof prepare print and deliver your roll up banner featuring your book jacket and associated artwork or colour palette and including your website url and or social media links At 2m high and 850mm wide the PVC banner and its stand comes with two retractable legs for extra stability and a padded carry bag for ease of transportation Our SilverWood banner had heavy use at the London

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  • SilverWood Books - The Bad Apple
    to question their motives What drives them Why do they do it The answer is multifaceted and complex in nature Do they put on a masquerade merely to cover up for their inadequacies or alternatively to fool the audience with a likeable persona Many of us during our lives will have the misfortune to meet a proverbial bad apple These people are rotten to the core and their destructive actions are often borne out of jealously In the workplace they pose a real and present danger adopting extraordinary lengths to ruin the fabric of a business This novel is set in a Birmingham based family printing business called Michaels Print which is run by brother and sister Dan and Sarah Michaels It follows their struggle for survival when trusted employee Joe Phillips shows his true colours and seeks to exact his revenge Will Dan and Sarah s belief in Karma win through Or will Joe s malicious plan know no bounds Just remember what goes around comes around Emma Long gained a BSC Honours Degree in Hotel and Catering Management from Oxford Brookes University in 1995 In 1998 after several years working for the Swallow Hotel Group as an Assistant Manager she set up her own Birmingham based catering business and ran it for 15 years until 2012 Since then she has been involved in the family property business Emma s career as an author commenced in 2012 when her first cookery book Quick and Easy Homemade Meals was published receiving positive and favourable comments for it s straight forward approach to recipes with an easy to follow method Emma wrote a further 100 recipes and this second cookery book More Quick and Easy Homemade Meals was published in 2014 The Bad Apple is Emma s debut novel Her love

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/9781781323267/the-bad-apple (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - Rose Macaulay: A Biography
    and in an easy to use format Want to read it in other formats This book is also available for a wide range of e readers including Kindle iPad and Kobo For many years Sarah LeFanu was Senior Editor at The Women s Press and was responsible for their innovative and highly regarded science fiction list She has written widely on feminism and science fiction including introductions to a number of scholarly editions of the works of Joanna Russ The Female Man The Two of Them To Write Like a Woman Sarah has also edited a range of anthologies of contemporary fiction and science fiction including Despatches from the Frontiers of the Female Mind with Jen Green Letters from Home How Maxine Loved Her Legs and Other Tales of Growing Up and with Stephen Hayward Colours of a New Day Writing for South Africa She is the biographer of Rose Macaulay Rose Macaulay and Dreaming of Rose A Biographer s Journal will soon be available from SilverWood Books and most recently of Samora Machel S is for Samora A Lexical Biography of Samora Machel and the Mozambican Dream Hurst Co 2012 In the Chinks of the World Machine Feminism and Science Fiction eBook available from SilverWood Books won the prestigious MLA Emily Toth Award Sarah s short stories have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 along with two radio plays Thin Woman in a Morris Minor and Death Bredon She works regularly on abridgments and dramatizations for the BBC programmes Book of the Week Book at Bedtime and Woman s Hour From 2004 to 2009 Sarah was Artistic Director of the Bath Literature Festival She continues to chair events for the LitFest on a regular basis and also for the Bristol Festival of Ideas A magnificent job imaginative and thoughtful

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/978178132518/rose-macaulay-a-biography (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - The Apostate
    looked very beautiful As soon as she saw Jonathan she rushed towards him with a broad smile and tried to embrace him When the Everests a wealthy American couple decide to have their children conceived and raised to a specified age at Parenting4U in Manila a terrifying chain of events occurs that will haunt them forever Twenty seven years later a young handsome blue eyed Afghan man named Sami is in New York on important business Suddenly he is diverted by his business partner to Geneva because something momentous has been discovered Sami finds the revelations earth shattering But more importantly his life is now in grave danger as his old foes resurface and are determined to finish the job they began years ago It is also curious that a beautiful married Arab princess with whom Sami once had a passionate romance is in New York looking for him with a gun in her handbag In this imaginative thriller greed religion and sex are all interwoven with murder and retribution Petros Makris grew up in Cyprus and was educated at a private high school in Nicosia where he excelled and won the school s three prestigious prizes He was once

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/9781781322857/the-apostate (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - Fateful Gift
    I shall put the curse of the spirit upon you It will cut you in places and in ways you will not expect Whatever you do you won t escape it And if you leave here it ll make no difference Alice will still be ours Her future is marked out in the blood and the ashes I have seen it So choose Become one of us and you can lose yourself in pleasures you cannot even imagine Be one of us and honour the gift that my mother gave you before they killed her Or go and suffer This is a story of murder love and betrayal set in the borderland where the psychological and the paranormal meet Mike Pearce s encounter with a woman in a New Orleans jazz club will change his life forever But is it just a chance meeting or is the hand of fate playing a role Having witnessed her brutal murder the young English sound engineer later finds a strange ivory figure in his pocket He has no idea how it got there but it is identical to one of the figures the woman wore around her neck Following the murder he is haunted by a recurring nightmare in which he has to prevent her death The nightmare is eventually replaced by dreams which take Mike into the past and the future They lead him from New Orleans to a small English market town and eventually to the bustling city of Barcelona Are the dreams also a gift like the ivory figure And what price will he have to pay No gift is ever really free Colin Kay was born in Nigeria grew up in the Isle of Man and read history at Cambridge After teaching in a variety of places in England

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  • SilverWood Books - The Trouble with Sophie Gresham
    touch and thought day in day out perennial bliss What toxic particles have poisoned the air we breathe and polluted our rapport so foully Exactly what is the trouble with Sophie Gresham Women freed from the deadly curse of breast cancer Babies born without Down s syndrome without muscular dystrophy or cystic fibrosis Why are such medical projects considered to be reaching too high trying to play God The Trouble with Sophie Gresham is the story of a scientist passionately in love with a linguist against the background of major advances in molecular medicine and the imminent arrival in our midst of genetically modified people Based on the latest chromosome research at institutes around the world but written entirely in lucid prose this earthy novel driven by character and dialogue is unusual in showing the emotional life of a researcher on the brink of slowing down the ageing process and scotching inherited diseases at source Its themes of erotic love fear of the promise of biotechnology and three kinds of jealousy is a volatile mix that builds to an explosive climax What is wrong with stopping the endless saga of human pain and suffering perpetuated by the faulty genes inherited from our forebears Will genetic engineering undermine religious belief Addressing all the ethical moral issues this multi layered nuanced book is a fizzy far reaching 21st century entertainment for thinking people everywhere Enver Carim was born in Johannesburg South Africa where he grew up and finished high school He graduated from Exeter University in England and received editorial training at Penguin Books As a journalist he met business military and political leaders in Africa Asia Europe and in eight cities of the United States His PhD thesis is an empirical critique of a Harvard University theory of people s moral

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/9781781322901/the-trouble-with-sophie-gresham (2016-02-16)
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