Herbert Barnes a private soldier from Norfolk fought in some of the most iconic battles of the First World War.
Available October 2013 - Col John Hewson, Cromwell's Enforcer, by John Barry.
Who was John Hewson? He was a London tradesman who emerged from obscurity to be a senior officer in Cromwell’s army, played a leading part in the politics of the Commonwealth and on the Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660, disappeared from public view. For historians of the English Civil War this will be a must read.
Three kittens were born in a disused quarry where they lived with a family of feral cats. They had an uncle who used to live with a witch and he had learned how to cast magic spells.The kittens were born in May. When winter approached, they didn’t like the cold and one of the kittens asked her uncle if he could magic back the sun. He couldn’t do that, but he did manage to magic her away for a day in the sun. She landed on the island of Jamaica.
Author of The Ice Walk, Helen Womack, will be speaking about her new book on 16th October at Clare Cottage literary evening.
Helen Womack fell in love with Russia nearly thirty years ago “when the sky was turning indigo and snowflakes were sparkling over Red Square”. Despite several attempts, she has never managed to leave her adopted country and in this beautifully written memoir shares her struggle to understand the enigma that is Russia.
Miranda Ingram, former Moscow correspondent of The Daily Mail.
For the first two and half years of World War II the Indian Ocean, lying some distance from the 'sound of shot and shell', was relatively tranquil.........
Read this true and factual story of the role played by HMS Cornwall in the folding saga of that period by Wally Muller
Verses in this book promote thoughtfulness and kindness to other people and to animals and the author Ruth Gill hopes that by reading the verses children will be encouraged to write and illustrate their own poems and stories
It was a beautiful day, the sun was shining and the birds were singing. The forest looked so beautiful; it was amazing how the sun shone onto the glorious flowers and through the tall trees....
In this novel by Julie Earle read about Amy who lives in the forest with her parent who find a gate that appeared out of nowhere...
One of our young authors Sonya Dunkley was signing her novel, Sammie Millier on Saturday 24th August at Croydon Waterstones, 12-2 pm.
A Ticket to Ryde and Other Stories is a collection of four short tales set at various periods looking at different aspects of railways.
In A Ticket to Ryde – and Beyond, the Chairman of the Isle of Wight Steam Railway devises an ambitious plan to build a tunnel between the island and the English mainland, achieving a link with the rest of the network. The volunteers draw inspiration from the success of the Bluebell Railway’s re-establishment of a mainline connection, but their own project will prove much more troublesome.