When Andrew and his sister, Polly, arrive in Devon they are soon to realise that this is not going to be a normal holiday. The appearance and disappearance of the ghost of a strange teenage boy leads Andrew to discover a secret hidden in the garden of his aunt’s old house.
The Inter City 125 High Speed Train (HST) has been a major factor in the success of the British railway network since the 1970s, but it will need replacing soon. Unimpressed by current proposals for a new train design, author John Kinghorn describes a different solution which offers improved speed, comfort, flexibility and accessibility at a moderate cost. The proposal encompasses a coherent rolling stock design strategy for the British network, covering all kinds of requirements from the grandest inter city express to the smallest local stopping train.
Beyond the Trees: An Arctic Experience relates the experiences Monica, who goes from the Caribbean to Canada to attend McGill University. There she meets an Austrian, Erich, also a student and despite the differences in age, culture and language, they fall in love. This is in the 1960s when racial tensions are high in America and inter-racial marriages are uncommon. However, the pair forges ahead with a romance that overcomes prejudice, anger and discrimination, and they are married.
John Adrian Short is a Welsh truck mechanic on the run evading British authorities after committing assault, destruction of several vehicles and property, and stealing a lorry. All on New Years Eve 06. He absconds over 2000 miles away to Europe and begins a threadbare life in a Portuguese scrapyard. Months later, an intoxicated late night crash forces him into a moment of rationale. He decides to return to the U.K. to face inevitable punishment.
Befriending an amateur artist colleague of her husband my sister Irene asked him one day if he could paint a picture of our brother's favourite spitfire. The plane in question was adorned with a big black cat leaping over the RAF roundel on the port side of the fuselage. Sometime later an exhibition of the artists work was held at the Town Hall in Hornchurch, Essex.
This is an enchanting illustrated book containing two stories Bladderwrack Park and Lucy's Christmas Friend. Bladderwrack Park is a wonderful tale of a group of charming sea creatures, each with their own individual personalities. The story is accompanied with delightful colour illustrations and will appeal to many young children as it is both entertaining and informative. Crusty the crab and his friend, Lobby the lobster find an unusual silver object, whilst playing hide 'n seek one day, in Lichendown Square.
Bloody Berwick, a well written account of the history of Berwick, commences in medieval times with the death of Alexander III of Scotland in 1286 and ends in 1624, following the union of the crowns of England and Scotland, with the completion of a stone bridge (known now as the ‘Old Bridge’) over the Tweed.
Private detective, Sebastian Bludd, had an unusual upbringing that ultimately ended in unhappy teenage years. Some would say that unusual and unhappy were words that carried over into his adult life. Bludd, himself, would rather use the word unconventional, but in reality, he knew all three words were quite appropriate.
Now, more than 20 years after absconding from boarding school, a woman turns up on his doorstep. His instinct is that she is not being wholly truthful with him, but, compelled by curiosity, he reluctantly takes her case.
BooBoo and the Dots is the fifth book in the Jelly Dot series featuring a charming, magical little bear who lives in the wonderful land of Jelly Dot. One morning, BooBoo awakens to find his woodland home has mysteriously been overrun by little white balls of fur. Curious, he examines a few and decides to call them his own "little white dots". At the suggestion of Mrs Turtle who happens by, BooBoo takes his discovery to Professor Turtle's school in hope of finding out what the dots really are and where they come from.
BooBoo and the Valley of Secrets is the fourth book in the Jelly Dot series featuring a charming, magical little bear who lives in the wonderful land of Jelly Dot.
One afternoon, BooBoo and his friend, Dragonlion, encounter a baby star that has fallen from the sky. Together they enlist the help of others to help take care of the star and figure out a way to get him back home. Lots of novel ideas lead to inventive attempts to put the baby star back into the sky, but none of them seem to work.