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RUNNING AWAY FROM HOME
David Syme is a keen traveller and runner and has combined the two whenever possible to explore foreign lands "on foot". As a linguist he worked for NATO in China, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, while expeditions and holidays have enabled him to explore Africa and the Americas; running shoes were always first into the suitcase. Not a camera-user, he uses the printed word as a reminder of some of his more memorable runs, many of which were "out of the comfort zone"! Having inspired his son and daughter to run, they too have contributed accounts of "runs away from home", as have two of David's running friends from Harmeny Athletic. This is a light-hearted, entertaining collection of short stories about running. David says "We all hope this book will inspire readers to consider any travel away from home as an opportunity to seek new running challenges". The entire royalties from the sale of this book will go to Tong-Len, a charity for street children in Northern India. It was founded by an Edinburgh family who saw them and decided to do something.
DARKNESS TO LIGHT
A new collection of Beth Richards' inspiring poems and prose pieces (short stories).
THE MIRCALE OF PENELOPE JANE
& OTHER STORIES
At last—at long last—here is the return of the short story. Collections of short stories, as a genre in their own right, have long since disappeared from publication in the UK.
LIFE ON THE FARM
“Big Bob” has big dreams of retirement income as his intentions to learn all about Christmas tree farming quickly give way to the realities of merely coping with everyday country problems. This book takes the reader through scenes of hilarity in his naïve approach to living Life on the Farm.
FIFTEEN EASY TALES
Bryan H. George
Humour and irony combine to give piquancy to these 15 short stories which fall into three different genres—Life’s Tapestry; Village Tales; Strange Happenings
Beth Richards writes: ‘I’ve always maintained that writing poetry (and other forms of creative writing) is a gift from God.’ Here, again, the creative muse continues to inspire Beth—hence this latest book of short stories and poetry entitled Light Reading. (Discerning readers will, of course, appreciate the pun on the word Light, hopefully made clearer by Beth’s oil painting of the Baccaro Lighthouse, in Nova Scotia, on the front cover!)
THE ALPHABET WARS
Imagination runs riot in these unexpected tales without human protagonists. Objects and concepts seem more than willing to share their emotions, though.
A NATION IN FLAMES: SHORT STORIES WITH A GOTHIC, MILITARY & SF FLAVOUR
Startling stories with a Gothic flavour in the tradition of the Hammer House of Horror movies! Vampires, death, pain, darkness, war and a bit of hope combine to make these stories gripping and memorable.
SWOLLEN ANKLES & BLOWFISH KISSES
This is a rich collaboration of personal stories, which will provide some insight, entertainment and information for the all-expectant mothers. These personal baby stories written in the mother’s voice share actual issues of concern and provide recommended solutions and survival tactics.
A collection of hilarious tales about the actions and reactions of a ‘cockney kid’ to his imposed life in a rural landscape during his six years of World War Two. His thoughts, fears and imaginings, broken by loss, lust, brutality and learning.
TEARS, KISSES & GOODBYES : A COLLECTIVE OF TALES
A collection of short stories that touch your heart with laughter and tears, delight and despair. A journey through life in one small book.
WE WILL BREATHE AGAIN
A collection of short stories of romance, violence, bigotry, self-discovery and therapeutic genealogy set over a century-and-a-half of British industrial history!
LIFE’S NOT ALL WINE AND ROSES!
A Year in Provence was an excellent read, but here are slices of life from a market-town in Southern France, seen from the inside.
SOLOMON HAD IT EASIER
The stories in this collection are eminently entertaining and amusing, conveying the considered verdicts of a Yorkshire Judge well past retiring age with a sense of humour that is both exquisitely dry and nicely understated.
LONG SKIS // SHORT STORIES
These are absorbing stories that crystalize the essence of skiing, from the spectacular winter wilderness of Upper Michigan, the Rockies, the Highlands of Scotland and the Alps.
ROOIKRAAL REVISITED: FARMING DURING APARTHEID.
Writers Club Press
Though Dylan Weston now lives in California, the colorful and often humorous stories she has written in this collection come out of her direct experience of life on two farms in South Africa during the Apartheid years. They are interesting not only for the characters and situations they describe, but for the light they shed on an historical era now forever (many will say thankfully!) consigned to the past.
NEWS FROM PARCHED MOUNTAIN: TALES FROM THE KAROO IN THE NEW SOUTH AFRICA.
These stories eloquently portray the life of a small Afrikaner town - with humour and pithy comments on the ills of modern society. Holland's style is a combination of P G du plessis and A C Bosman.
PIVOT OF VIOLENCE : TALES OF THE NEW SOUTH AFRICA
Short Stories highlighting the tensions and dramatic racial conflicts in post-Apartheid South Africa.
FLAKES OF DARK AND LIGHT: TALES FROM SOUTHERN AFRICA AND ELSEWHERE
Pithy stories that cover the England of the Thirties to the South Africa of the Nineties.
So many of Roy Holland's characters seem to be 'a bit touched', as one of them says of his family. That's why his tales are so colourful, amusing and absorbing. The stories themselves are 'touched' by many perspectives - historical to anti-utopian.
MEMORIES OF KALGOORLIE
Picaresque and vivid stories told with humour and pathos, which reveal the stark realities, the swift, sometimes cruel justice of the bush in the old mining days of Western Australia.
PANTSULA BOY: AND OTHER AFRICAN STORIES
Africa has a deep, rhythmic heartbeat that affects everyone who stands on her soil. She is incredibly beautiful, but behind that layer of beauty lies a savagery that is expressed sometimes as passion and sometimes as brutality. She brings out the best and worst in people—no-one leaves untouched.
This collection of stories captures the spirit of Africa in countries familiar to the author, unveiling for the reader numerous different cultures, traditions and ways of life.
In Africa, people from very different backgrounds meet and form relationships, enter diverse levels of trust, find respect and love. The human heart and mind can seek new places and discover a desire to be challenged.
But sometimes situations explode out of all control…