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  • SilverWood Books - Goodbye Henrietta Street
    a degree of acceptance a lessening of despair Leaving Henrietta Street for a while might make things easier a time for reflection and a chance to consider what to do next Who would not wish to search for happiness on a remote island with palm trees white beaches and a handsome man It is 1986 and three years after a personal tragedy Pippa and Rob Lambton are crushed by grief A crumbled marriage and a lonely shrine in their house on Henrietta Street Whitby makes Pippa want to move on with her life She takes a trip to the beautiful Isles of Scilly and leaves behind her husband and troubled best friends Joan and Terry Where did it all go wrong When Pippa arrives she meets the handsome Norwegian Sven Jørgensen who is nursing a heartbreak of his own yet he shows Pippa how to survive through the wonders of the island s wildlife What Pippa should be doing is going home to Rob What she is really doing with Sven is probably foolish but is it possible she can fall in love again She has three weeks to make up her mind Lin Treadgold is a retired trainer of

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/9781781323465/goodbye-henrietta-street (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - The Siege and Other Award Winning Stories
    and building societies yes I could understand a jeweller s too But not a library And it s all my fault After launching her short story collection The Siege and Other Award Winning Stories as an ebook freelance writer and The Writers Bureau tutor Esther Newton has received numerous requests to bring out a paperback edition The Siege and Other Award Winning Stories paperback features a further six short stories as well as the original twelve from the ebook offering more drama more tension more laughs and even more emotion From the heart rending story of a young girl who s never had a friend to some special letters to Father Christmas and a woman running away from a violent man each story will keep you reading on straight into the next The collection includes prize winning short stories from Writing Magazine Writers News The Global Short Story and Ouse Valley Writers competitions amongst others Esther Newton s love affair with writing came about as a result of an accident where she could no longer carry out her job working in a bank That accident was the best thing that s happened to her She has now been working as a freelance writer for fifteen years regularly writing articles and short stories for magazines and newspapers such as Freelance Market News Writers Forum The New Writer The Guardian Best of British The Cat Woman s Weekly The People s Friend and My Weekly to name a few Winner of Writing Magazine Writers News and several other prestigious writing competitions and awards She has also had the privilege of judging writing competitions Esther has just finished a series of children s books which she is now in the process of editing As well as working as a freelance writer Esther has

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/9781781323106/the-siege-and-other-award-winning-stories (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - Helen's Daughter
    says Well I am Pyrrhus Son of Achilles Hermione has been thrown out by her father Menelaus king of Sparta and sent to stay with her uncle Agamemnon at Mycaenae Menelaus is angry Hermione s mother Helen the most beautiful woman in the world has eloped with Paris the young prince of Troy and at present Menelaus can t even bear to see his daughter The journey to Mycaenae brings both joy and sadness to Hermione She meets a boy with a mop of yellow hair and a lop sided smile who also has a famous parent But tragedy is building Agamemnon and Menelaus plan to make war on Troy Menelaus aims to win back his wife and Agamemnon wants to attain Troy s gold However Agamemnon has offended a powerful goddess and there will be a price to pay one more terrible than Hermione could ever have imagined Frances Thomas was born in Wales but has lived in London for most of her life Some years ago she and her historian husband moved to mid Wales She has written many books for adults and children One of her recent children s novels Finding Minerva won the Tir na nOg prize in 2008 and her picture book Supposing illustrated by Ross Collins won a Scottish Arts Council Award in 1999 Her biography of Christina Rossetti has been recently reprinted and she is planning to write a biography of Eleanor Farjeon As well as writing she worked for many years teaching dyslexic children She has two adult daughters and two grandchildren You can visit her website at www francesthomas org Helen s Daughter is a marvellous book pacy exciting forboding and filled with fascinating characters Frances Thomas writes with a sure light touch bringing out to the full the beauty and

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/9781781322468/helens-daughter (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - Iceland, Defrosted
    and deep blue skies of mid winter to the semi warm wasp infested flat lemonade of an English summer This is the story of one Englishman s obsession with a half frozen roughly duck shaped island in the cold North Atlantic Iceland Defrosted is less about wars over cod flight halting volcanoes and globe shattering financiers and more about relaxing in natural hot pots sharing barbeques in howling winter storms and eating waffles and rhubarb jam while watching playful Arctic foxes Oh and desperately desperately searching for the elusive Northern Lights which might not exist anyway Loosely based on a circuitous route around Iceland it concentrates on places people and experiences soundtracked by the coolest Icelandic musicians all wrapped up in the warmest lopapeysa and jump started with the strongest coffee It is a story that s almost a love letter born from a constant yearning for this special place and fuelled by a growing understanding and a desire to uncover the real Iceland Want to read it in other formats This book is also available for a wide range of e readers including Amazon Kindle iPad and Kobo Edward Hancox lives in Shropshire with his wife and small noisy child but spends as much time as he can in Iceland Music especially contemporary Icelandic music is his other passion He writes about both subjects for various magazines and websites including Iceland Review Atlantica and the Reykjavík Grapevine and on his blog icelanddefrosted com Edward enjoys growing plants which not unlike himself are tall and thin He has had particular success with bamboo and rhubarb It is not possible to grow bamboo in Iceland but rhubarb is surprisingly prevalent A devoted fan of all things Icelandic and particularly Icelandic music Edward Hancox has shared his amusing anecdotes the world over

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/9781781321089/iceland-defrosted (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - Product not found
    My Account 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 Follow us on Sign up for eNews

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/9781781321157/claire (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - The Highland Games
    woman to be his wife Grace from the Post Office has been in hot pursuit of him for years but he finally loses his heart to the beautiful Suzannah recently arrived in the village of Drum Mhor after a broken love affair in Edinburgh Their romance is of enormous interest to the feisty village matrons Dolly who runs the B B Kathleen from the Tea Room and Lottie the hypochondriac all who have little good to say about anybody Their tittle tattle is constantly fuelled by the antics of Elvis the Post Hector the eccentric old shepherd Wee Eck and young Joker MacTavish A whirlwind of dramas unfolds against the backdrop of mountains sea and crofts James MacTavish s gentle charms permeate the pages and generate a feeling of what is important in life It is a love of the land and a love of the people and creatures with whom it is shared Read more This book is also available for a wide range of e readers including Kindle iPad Nook and Kobo The Highland Games has been awarded an IndieBrag Medallion Gael Harrison was born in Malaysia but was educated in Scotland She qualified as a primary school teacher and spent eleven years living on the west coast of Scotland She has worked in Vietnam Ukraine and Qatar and has recently returned from Australia She is married with three grown up children and now lives in Edinburgh Gael is also the author of The Moon in the Banyan Tree Read more about the author and her work at gaelharrison com Ms Harrison weaves her story with a gentleness which blends beautifully into its background of mountains sea and crofts with just the odd ripple of village tittle tattle to ruffle the surface Ian Smith The Scots Magazine I

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/9781781320471/the-highland-games (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - The Highland Rocks
    love in a small village and the elements that hold a community together Peter Matthews a geologist has returned to Drum Mhor bringing with him his Chinese wife and daughter Their arrival heralds excitement and curiosity as the exotic family make their presence felt in the glen The geologist s reappearance has sparked apprehension in the heart of Dolly MacBride invoking memories of a particular Ghillies Ball of long ago memories she thought were safely locked in the past As the seasons unfold the everyday dramas of village life are carefully clocked by the matrons in Kathleen s Tea Room They have plenty to say about the doings of James MacTavish Grace from the Post Office not to mention Wee Eck but the focus is on Dolly and her husband Ronnie whose croft has nurtured their family and secrets throughout the years Terrible things happen to wonderful people said James MacTavish yet life and love and joy continue That is a magnificent thing to discover Want to read it in other formats This book is also available for a wide range of e readers including Kindle iPad Nook and Kobo Gael Harrison was born in Malaysia but was educated in Scotland She qualified as a primary school teacher and spent eleven years living on the west coast of Scotland She has worked in Vietnam Ukraine and Qatar and has recently returned from Australia She is married with three grown up children and now lives in Edinburgh Gael is also the author of The Highland Games and The Moon in the Banyan Tree Read more about the author and her work at gaelharrison com It s been a delight to meet again the eccentric characters in the fictitious village of Drum Mhor in the Scottish Highlands The new characters we meet

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/9781781320457/the-highland-rocks (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - Where the Golden Oriole Sang
    aim of bringing communism to Malaya It is the story of Anna now a prosperous woman living in Edinburgh who in trying to make sense of the traumas of her childhood travels to the highlands of Scotland in the hope that the contents of an old tin box may throw light on her mother s untimely death when Anna was just two years old Anna s quest for the truth reveals unfolding layers of dark secrets passion and murders that shrouded her developing years and answers to questions that have burdened her since she was a child It is a book that tugs at the emotions while the reader is transported from rural villages of the Highlands of Scotland to the steamy jungles and rubber estates of a seldom seen Malaya The story weaves around the characters of the beautiful vibrant Eilidh her intrepid husband Alex and the fiery Estelle but it is through Anna the child that the reader discovers the repercussions of three fatal tragedies that dominate the narrative Anna as a grown woman finally faces her nemesis in the Malay woman Aminah and at last is able to return to Malaysia after a prolonged exile When Anna again meets the characters that knew her as a child the reader will share the pathos as she reflects on her odyssey and at last is able to come to terms with the tragedies of the past Want to read it in other formats This book is also available for a wide range of e readers including Kindle iPad Nook and Kobo Gael Harrison was born in Malaysia but was educated in Scotland She qualified as a primary school teacher and spent eleven years living on the west coast of Scotland She has worked in Vietnam Ukraine and Qatar and

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/9781781320648/where-the-golden-oriole-sang (2016-02-16)
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