Wednesday 23 December 2020

The Basilwade Chronicles as Audio Book




Yes we have this as an audio book now.  There are two ways to get one for free: 

  • order a copy form us and we'll give you a free one in exchange for a review.  
  • subscribe for an Audible trial 
A collection of humorous stories set around the eponymous Basilwade. Every character has their own peculiarity and, despite knowing the author is playing them for laughs, we still recognise them and their foibles. A light hearted book to cheer dark days. 
This is a great collection of tales. I love humorous fiction and The Basilwade Chronicles is a wonderful example of that.  
Hilarious! Like a modern-day Carry On movie, this book is full of laugh-our-loud slapstick humour. You will recognise the cream of parochial middle-England eccentricity here. Meet the ghastly Revd Forbes-Snell and his tipsy housekeeper, his much put-upon sister and his aggressive church council. Get to know clairvoyant Ichabod Bunch (ooh, those eyes!) and be sure to avoid the sadistic Vilya Chekarova from Muscle Bounders gym.
This book will make you cry ... with laughter!

Monday 21 December 2020

The World in an Eye


        "The World In An Eye" is an eclectic collection. It ardently and boldly tackles issues that plague our societies. Presenting diverse flash fiction stories set in America, England, Germany, Italy and other places where poignancy, rawness and sensitivity are propelled to the foreground. This evocative compilation also thrusts taboo topics out from the fringes into the spotlight. Here, they explore and expose the lives of those not fed with golden spoons.

"The World In An Eye" shines a light on the neglected lives of children, women and men, who bravely inhabit the outskirts. Most of the characters are after a communal goal. They long for a semblance of hope, serenity, understanding, and shelter.

In an ideal world, everyone is welcome to sit at the table, regardless of colour, creed or race. Until we achieve this, stories about adversity will keep airing on the world stage. The World In An Eye supports that tone. Change needs to come!
"A thought provoking read. Each short chapter is full of rich poetic description of both the inner lives of the protagonists and the tough environments they live in. The stories are a window into people’s day to day struggles but also how they respond to the dramatic and sometime shocking events around them. The language is accessible while at the same time being insightful and illuminating. Would thoroughly recommend this short read."

“A thoroughly enjoyable read: A collection of short stories that challenge the mind and bring awareness of real-life experiences affecting the vulnerable and marginalised. Written with humour and flair, the writer successfully draws the reader in to experiencing a journey of discovery. The clever storytelling provokes interest in topics which are very much woven into the fabric of Society.” 

"Short striking stories capturing pivotal moments of peoples' lives, tough lives in the fringes of society, in a starkingly brutal but honest manner dressed poetically with mesmerising and haunting language.

A captivating must read."


Wednesday 2 December 2020

The Jinn by Mason Bushell




Meet the Jinn.

At just five-inches tall, he’s a demon with attitude, and he is fed-up with people summoning him through his talisman. With sass and cheek aplenty, he wanders grumpily through a saga of adventures. He meets learner drivers, babies, and zoo creatures, to name but a few, each in need of his special brand of help.


He's irresistible