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group of university students hold a Book Club once a month, essentially as another excuse to eat takeaway food and drink copious
amounts of booze on a Friday night.
‘Book of the Month’ is titled ‘Geoffrey’ and they are highly critical as it failed to exploit the
powerful relics highlighted in the book, a missed opportunity in their opinion. One of the students suggests that since they
have all become such expert literary critics, they should each write a short story to show how these relics could have been
used in a more exciting and dramatic way. In the drunken discussion that follows, some simple rules are agreed; the most important
being that each story should include the murder of one of their friends!
When the stories are told, tensions begin to develop and ultimately one of the students is murdered in a way
that had been written and predicted in one of the student’s stories.
The book is filled with great story telling, fascinating and intriguing content, all with an undercurrent
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Chambers is a normal man with a normal job, living a normal life in a normal house. He has a normal wife, two normal children
and three normal grandchildren. His life is perfect, or so it appears.
Philip however, is not as normal as everyone
thinks he is and the book title ‘HOW TO KILL YOUR WIFE’ says it all. Or does it?
This is a most unusual psychological thriller that will have the reader turning pages, wondering
how much worse things could get and what could possibly happen next.
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A simple mistake
is all it takes to finally end Philip Chamber’s campaign of revenge that has made him a prolific serial killer.
A Simple Mistake’ is the conclusion of the drama that
began with Philip’s efforts in ‘How to Kill Your Wife’ where he planned to murder his wife
Jennifer, because he discovers she has deceived him for years.
In this latest book, Philip has
found a new love; a vibrant woman called Caroline who has recently mourned the death of her husband and mother. He becomes
torn between his ‘mission’ of revenge against those he holds responsible for the ultimate death of his wife Jennifer,
and the risk of losing Caroline if he continues and is caught.
Philip has always
been most particular and careful, never leaving any evidence at any of the scenes, which has left very little for the lead
Investigator, DCI Stewart Hunt to follow, other than a few clues that are deliberately left, and the DCI’s career appears
to be finished.
commented that both ‘How to Kill Your Wife’ and ‘A Simple Mistake’ are “compelling
and exciting reads,” and all agree “the ending was an unexpected surprise.”
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Coulson is the eldest of four brothers, his high profile and fast life in the city, working as a top financial advisor, is
no longer rewarding and he realises he needs a change; a new challenge. His boss believes he is simply suffering from ‘Burn
Out’ and suggests a year’s sabbatical to clear his head. Adam travels to India and trains to be a yoga teacher,
returning rejuvenated and ready to live a more meaningful life, far away from the trappings of London.
He ventures to a remote part of Northumberland and meets a woman who turns his bachelor world upside down,
making him question what he truly wants; and it’s not what he is expecting!
right’ the grieving, beautiful widow Claire who has given up on love and life. Is Adam the man who can heal her broken
heart and is she the one who can make him finally settle down, even though she thinks she is too old for him? But life has
a funny way of showing us options we never imagined possible. The book is full of fun with delicious twists and turns
but remains reassuringly true to all romance readers’ hearts.
This is book one of a trilogy involving
the ruggedly handsome Coulson boys; they have the capacity to make women’s hormones ‘scream’ with just one
The Coulson brothers continue to search for love, not necessarily in the right places
and find themselves once again in trouble in this the second book of the trilogy.
still isn’t sure what he wants to do, until unexpected opportunities come his way. Is he ready to radically change his
life for the love of a woman?
There are menacing forces trying to stop him, his journey has many ups and downs. This is the second
book in the trilogy of ‘The Coulson Boys’ and things are about to get messy!
This is the final book in the trilogy “The
considering joining Adam and Daniel on the remote Isle of Skye. There are also two women who are tempting him to make the
move; one of them is about to stab him in the heart, the other is about to capture his heart.
This book draws together the
bond that brothers have with the lure of the Scottish Isles and its hidden dangers which are a recipe for blood, tears and
spell binding ‘happy ever after’ love.
THE LAST GUARDIAN
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Isabella Forster is a happy child
living an idyllic life with her Great Grandmother Edith and her mother Bethany in the beautiful little village of Bamburgh
on the North East coast of Northumberland. At the age of 12 she is diagnosed with a brain tumour; she and her mother must
leave Bamburgh for the grey streets of Newcastle to begin Isabella’s lifesaving treatment. After her recovery, the next
six years returned to ‘normal’, but just as she was about to start at University her mother mysteriously disappears,
leaving Isabella alone with no one other than her Great Granny Edith.
A few years later Isabella finds out that her mother is alive, trapped in the year 1333,
accused of being a witch and sentenced to burn at the stake. Bethany reaches out through the mists of time to her daughter
asking her to cross the divide and save her.
Edith knows the threat is serious
and that Isabella cannot do it alone and hires a handsome ex SAS soldier to be her bodyguard, Richard Watson, who is fighting
demons of his own from his army days in Afghanistan. Can he be persuaded to believe that there is such a thing as time travel
and help the feisty Isabella defend the Gateway and travel back in time to stop those who would seize power for their own
greedy ambitions and change the future.
Isabella was unaware that she
came from a long line of Guardians; protectors of an ancient Gateway which allows travel between future and past times. Edith
knew that one day she needed to be told, the truth had to come out, keeping secrets was never a good idea, and her family
had a cellar full.
As the new Guardian, Isabella and her bodyguard are given magical
rings to help defend and protect the past from the secrets of the future; time is running out to save and preserve the equilibrium
of both worlds from evil and those who would abuse the Gateway. It is Isabella’s destiny to take over the role as the
Guardian and she must travel to 14th century Bamburgh with Richard, their mission is to stop those who would destroy
the delicate timeline and seal the Gateway forever.
THE RETIREMENT PLAN
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Joan and Brian have been married for almost 40 years and consider themselves
to be very ordinary, steady, down to earth, sensible people who have worked all their adult lives, saving money where they
could, but always contributing towards their pension so they could be certain of a comfortable and secure old age.
As they approached their retirement age, they began to consider
the options of selecting a pension provider but were overwhelmed and confused by the volume of information and quotations
presented to them.
The solution appeared
when a smart, professional young man arrived at their door and introduced himself as an executive of an international, privately
operated investment fund, and presented them with an exciting pension proposal that would not only generate tremendous income
returns, but certainty that both the income and capital would be protected with a ‘cast iron’, inflation proof
return, supported by an insurance backed guarantee. It seemed like divine intervention and the answer to their pension needs
and much, much more.
As their retirement
date approached, they contacted the company to arrange for the pension payments to commence. They heard nothing. After months
of futile efforts to locate where our investments had gone, they realised they’d been duped, and nobody could help them.
With what little money they had left they recognised it was no longer possible to maintain their current lifestyle for more
than a few months.
After much thought
they decided their choices were limited to: -
Surviving on the meagre State Pension.
3). Commit suicide.
4). Create income through other means: -
a). Put all remaining money either as a bet on a horse or buying lottery tickets.
b). Start a business.
b). Making/Selling illegal substances.
d). Kidnap and ransom.
e). Assassination services.
and Joan don’t like any of the options, but as necessity pushes them to make decisions, the high-risk choices they make
ultimately creates fear, stress, adventure, fun and ….? Enjoy the story.
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Our story of Oswald is based on recorded historical
events, dates, people and the probabilities and possibilities that surround them - all supported by a hefty dose of guesswork
and imagination! It was inspirited by recent archaeological discoveries and the dedicated hard work and patience of the people
who have created the stories and exhibitions for us all to enjoy in Bamburgh today.
It began in 1998 when a team from
the Bamburgh Research Project commenced the painstaking excavation in the sand dunes beneath Bamburgh Castle. One particular
area known as ‘The Bowl Hole’ revealed an Anglo-Saxon burial ground from the 7th century to early 9th century
AD when Bamburgh was at the peak of its importance in Northumbria and beyond. At this time the region was a cosmopolitan centre
with people flocking from all parts of Britain, Europe and North Africa. King Oswald had made it his priority not only to
bring wealth to his kingdom, but Christianity to his people and with the help of a little known Irish monk called Aidan, they
brought a brief and welcome stability to the north.
“It is incredibly fitting and moving that the
final resting place for the Bowl Hole skeletons is in the crypt of St. Aidan’s church in Bamburgh. It is tantalising
to think that some of these people could have actually heard St. Aidan preach on the same site as we know St. Aidan founded
his church in 635AD”
Today it is possible to visit the crypt and view a projection and interactive
display briefly describing the story of Bamburgh, and the people who once lived there 1,400 years ago.
We have tried
to capture what it might have been like to live and die in the time of King Oswald and St. Aidan, by breathing life into them,
telling stories of a time known as the ’Dark Ages’ when magic Paganism and Christianity all converged, creating
a tantalising web of mystery and mayhem. This is our story, a version of historical facts carefully interwoven with credible
fiction; we hope it makes an interesting read.
The Delayed 16.20 Train to Newcastle.
Written on behalf of LEE KERSHAW.
My name is Lee Kershaw and when I say “I am lucky to be alive” I really mean it. I have created
this story, The Delayed 16.20 Train to Newcastle to illustrate some of my memories and experiences; the difficulties
that drove me to my declining health, the extreme delirium I experienced whilst in a coma, the trauma of having limbs amputated
and the slow and difficult road to recovery – if anybody ever does fully recover! I hope the story highlights the incredible
care given by all the staff of the NHS, the importance of being supported by family and friends and most of all the love of
my wife Vici and my son Samuel.
life has changed in every way. I was a self-employed electrician based in Northumberland with a busy working life, until just
before Christmas in 2012, when a minor injury and a sore throat infection worsened, and I began to struggle to even breathe.
I was rushed to Wansbeck General Hospital where within 30 minutes of being admitted I had gone into a coma. I was taken into
intensive care, diagnosed with Group A Streptococcal Septicaemia (Sepsis), which led to multiple organ failure, toxic shock
and later, pneumonia. In the days that followed, I was only being kept alive (apparently) by lots of specialist medical equipment.
At the time my wife was told that I only had a five to 10 per cent chance of survival. But the doctors and nurses never gave
up and did everything they could at exactly the right time and kept me alive. I was in a coma for almost three weeks and when
I came out of it, I had vascular damage to my arms and legs. I have managed to recover the use of my arms and hands –
although not 100 per cent. I still can’t properly feel a pen in my hands. But my feet were too far gone and as a result
the surgeons had to amputate my left leg below the knee and remove part of my right foot.
When I was released from hospital, I had to face the reality of my disability. A few
months later I was fitted with a prosthetic leg and began to learn how to walk on my artificial limb and balance on my remodelled
right foot. I learnt how to walk again, a very very painful experience and one that still presents considerable difficulties.
Facing up to being instantly disabled is massively challenging both mentally and physically and knowing that I might not be
able to provide for my family was very worrying, but I was determined not to let it get the better of me.
I couldn’t continue my trade as an Electrician
and surprised both myself and all those around me by becoming a self-taught professional photographer, sculpture and artist.
The art inside me grew naturally and I was soon fulfilling my newfound dreams, particularly the Sculptures which I create
using local driftwood, stone and other materials, often finishing with pyrography work. Every day continues to be a challenge
but, with the support, encouragement and love given by my family, friends and health professionals over the years, overcoming
these challenges have brought me great pleasure and joy.
THE GAME OF LIFE
This is a self help/inspirational book that we hope readers will
appreciate. It’s not about God, saints, angels, ascended masters or any other magnificent beings. This is about you
and how you make your life choices and how the influences around you shape and meld these choices, whether you like it or
not dwell too long on your upbringing, education, religious beliefs, but they do need to be considered and the influences
they exert over how you think and your personal life. We will focus very much on who you were, who you are now and who you
want to be. The mission is to illustrate your uniqueness and how you can use that to gain the confidence through knowledge
and experience to improve your life.
Life is a very serious
subject filled with many emotions. Changing your life is therefore a very difficult, emotive and challenging task that warrants
a great deal of consideration and effort. Despite this, people often use the phrase "I’m going to change my life"
in a flippant, thoughtless way, usually when they decide they are going to diet, stop drinking, go on a personal development
course or yoga retreat. All fine things to do, but they will not ‘change your life’.
We have tried to deal with this subject with the gravity it deserves, but in a light-hearted
way, to illustrate the complexity of the subject and the effort actually required to live your life and to change it, hopefully
for the better.
We have also tried to stretch
and stimulate your mind into thinking beyond your rigid ‘training’.
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