|FIGHTING FOR LIGHT
The Travels of a Tin Pot
THIS IS A BOOK THAT WILL HAVE YOU
LAUGHING IN THE ISLES
Fighting For Light, The Travels of a Tin Pot Warrior is a book about one of the thousands of people, given the chance, who upped and left backgrounds offering very little in the way of hope. They headed, like a herd of Wildebeest, for the promised-land, or the illusion of the promised-land, some making it and others not.
This book chronicles the life and epic travels of one such person, the author, from hazy and humble beginnings in the 1950’s and 1960’s, to an ill fated and short-lived period in the armed forces, followed by years of high adventure and restless travels around large parts of the globe, through invasions and revolutions, one after another. The book provides much amusement and fun and will strike a cord with the many people who also travelled the same route.
It will open the reader’s eyes to a (seemingly) innocent and much easier time when it was possible to get up and go, stick out your thumb, Kerouac style, and travel here, there and everywhere.
The author: Roger Sproston has had an unusual and eventful life, travelling the world, dodging the bullets, and, latterly, creating and running a medium size publishing company in The UK. He spends his time trying to stay on the straight and not so narrow and generally hoping for the best.
Released: 1st October, 2014
| GROW YOUR OWN FAMILY TREE
A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO TRACING YOUR ANCESTRY
Many people want to trace their roots and there has never been a better time to do so. However, with so many online resources now available it can be a daunting task for the beginner. This book will go through all the basics from gathering information from relatives and using County Archives, to making use of the best of the internet. It explains in depth how to obtain relevant documents, how to gather clues to further your research and how to do all this in the most economical way.
The book also covers many topics that are likely to be unfamiliar to the 21st century researcher such as the Poor Laws and the Workhouses, Marriage Laws and other Parliamentary Acts that are an alien concept to us today. So it is not just about putting names on a tree, it is an all round insight into the daily lives of our ancestors.
Review in local newspaper - the Worthing
Herald: Growing Your Own Family Tree Review
About the Author: Pauline Golds is a professional Genealogist
and author. She has spent many years researching family trees
and has a wealth of knowledge and experience on the subject.
In this book she brings together her skills as both a writer and
researcher, to share that knowledge with those wishing to
investigate their own ancestry.
| BEATING THE SQUEEZE!
FINANCIAL PLANNING DURING A RECESSION
This book is ideal for all of those who need advice
and guidance in the current economic climate concerning savings
and investments and asset protection generally. The book also
covers the avoidance of extortionate loans, so called 'payday'
loans and also the use of credit unions as an alternative. This
book is clear and concise and very much intended for the layman.
It points out steps that can be taken to protect savings and capital
values and is sensitively written by an expert in the field.
book is comprehensive covering the following areas in detail:
o Manage credit cards - the way to borrow.
o Avoid extortionate loans-payday loans
o Using credit unions
o Look after your bank account.
o Pay less tax and beware penalties.
o Plan your holiday spend.
o Cut the cost of saving.
o Managing pensions
o Sort out your mortgage; use offset.
o Money out of your house.
o Paying for university.
o Check allowances - shop around - ideas from the fringe.
About the author: Anthony Vice is is a former chair
of N M Rothschilds and the Bowater Group. He is the author of
numerous books on financial planning.
Publication: First Edition - Sep 2012
TO WRITING YOUR AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Many of us regret the fact that we didn't get to know
our parents or grandparents well enough and that it is now too late.
If only they had left a written record of their lives! So that your
descendants won't be left in the same position, now is the time
to write your autobiography.
Use this book to help you overcome any self-imposed
barriers that may have prevented you getting started, remember more
details from your past, improve your writing and identify the best
way to organize your memories into a complete book.
book covers the following key areas:
� The positive and negative reasons for writing an autobiography
� Memory joggers related to the different ways we remember things
� How to improve your writing to bring it to life
� The value of dialogue to 'show not tell'
� Where you can go to fill in the gaps
� Different ways to organize your material
� Using editing and proofreading to get your manuscript up to the
� Ways to reach a wider audience, including through fiction, magazine
articles, talks or a complete book
About the author: Jackie Sherman has been writing non-fiction
books and articles for over 10 years and has also worked as an Adult
Education Tutor since 1995. Before then, she was a Careers Adviser
and has run her own business designing CVs. In 2008 she wrote a
distance learning course on Writing Autobiography and has since
taught many people to start writing through her popular 5-week courses.
Publication June 2011
BONE MILL - A GRAPHIC NOVEL
A novel for those with a robust consitution
Potteries, 1829. It's a harsh world and nowhere is it harsher
than at the Bone Mill. This is where animal bones are ground down
to make into fine china. It's a stinking world of fetid carcases,
clanking machinery and tough men. This is Joseph Ryder's world.
A teenage orphan, Joseph ekes out a hand-to-mouth living one step
ahead of the workhouse, spending his few extra coppers trying
to contact his dead mother through his landlady and medium, Gerda.
When his foreman, Sewell, offers him a chance to earn a few extra
shillings, Joseph jumps at the chance and soon finds himself dragged
into a deadly sideline business involving the House of Recovery
and the slimy local anatomist, Mr Furness. But not everybody is
as they seem and Joseph soon finds himself embroiled in a life
of crime from which there seems to be no escape. The Bone Mill
is a novel only for those with a robust constitution.
The author: Nicholas Corder is a professional writer-in-residence
with the library service at Stoke on Trent City Council. The novel
is a collaboration with The Arts Council - England and Stoke on
Trent City Council
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A guide to skills and research in producing
books and articles
This latest book in the Straightforward Guides Series
introduces the aspiring crime writer to the skills needed to write
true crime and crime history. The chapters cover everything from
finding a subject, working on a creative treatment, and researching
in libraries and archives.
reader is given a clear understanding of the craft of writing
in this popular and expanding area of writing, with material included
from social history, law and criminology in the factual basis
of the book.
The following areas are covered in detail:
� Preparing to write
� Knowing the genres and market outlets
� Researching crime casebooks
� Using archives
� Keeping records
� Writing articles
� Writing on historical crime
The author: Stephen Wade is a writer and historian
specialising in true crime and crime history. He has written several
true crime books and for true crime magazines. He also teaches
part-time on crime history at the University of Hull. His latest
books are: Cold Cases Revisited (Pen and Sword), Plain Clothes
and Sleuths and Square Mile Bobbies, a history of the City of
London Police (History Press). He has also written two books of
family history, Tracing Your Criminal Ancestors and Tracing Your
Police Ancestors (Pen and Sword). latest book in The Emerald Guides
Series Guide to Being a professional Writer, is the perfect book
for all those who wish to develop their skills in this area, whether
through a course of study or as a hobby.
Publication Aug 2009.
A PROFESSIONAL WRITER
Developing Writing Skills and Achieving Success
as an Author
This latest book in The Emerald Guides Series Guide
to Being a professional Writer, is the perfect book for all those
who wish to develop their skills in this area, whether through
a course of study or as a hobby.
book provides the essential knowledge need to approach this growing
marketable area with confidence and covers the following areas:
o Carrying out research into your
book or project
yourself as a writer
o Knowing your market
o Improving style and technique
o Writing fiction
and documentary articles
o Submission of work to editors
Published: October 2007
Professor Stephen Wade is Head of English at the University of
Huddersfield teaching and organising writing and media studies.
He has published many books, including two further titles for
Straightforward publishing, Freelance Writing and Performance
Kate Walker has been writing successful romantic fiction
for twenty years. She has published over thirty novels for Mills
and Boon. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association.
TO SURVIVE AND SUCCEED IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
MUSIC HOW TO SURVIVE AND SUCCEED
IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
book is ideal for all would-be musicians and those who require
a career in the music industry.
New Perspectives o How to Survive and Succeed in the Music Industry
is the first book to combine essential information on how the
industry works generally and also specific information for aspiring
musicians such as the roles of agents, lawyers, accountants and
The book contains important information on different careers and
will prove invaluable to all who want to gain a foothold in the
Author: Teri Saccone
THE PERFECT C.V.
PERFECT C.V. - GETTING THROUGH INTERVIEWS
This first book in the Emerald Personal Development Series Writing
The perfect C.V-Getting Through Interviews is an ideal introductory
book for the person who needs advice and guidance on constructing
an effective C.V and also how to perform at job interviews.
This book will prove an invaluable guide
for all those who wish to develop their skills in these areas
and is written in a clear concise style accessible to all.
book covers the following areas in detail:
o Interpretation of job advertisements
o The construction of a C.V in response to advertisements
o Ideal layout
o Sample C.V's
o Introductory letters
o Getting to the interview
o Interview techniques
The author: Caroline Temple has worked as
a business advisor in a small business centre for many ears, running
seminars and workshops for people who are in need of assistance
in the all important areas of designing effective CV's and performing
at interviews. Married with two children she lives in East Sussex.
DAMAGE RENDERED - A NEW NOVEL BY JOHNNY RICHARDS
Three locations provide the backdrop for a tale
of both satisfying intimacy and yet universal perspective and
excellent first novel by Johnny Richards is set in the cataclysmic
week of 9/11.
The story involves a number of key characters whose lives are
inextricably linked by a series of events starting in Montana,
moving through New Jersey and finally to Manhattan.
Central to the plot are several victims of injustice, an ex-convict,
the wife of a 9/11 casualty, a psychopath and a deranged priest
who are caught up in events which change their lives forever.
Damage Rendered is a story about people who are damaged, some
of whom are caught up in events beyond their control, some render
Johnny Richards is 40 and lives in Hove East Sussex. He has written
short stories for publication and this is his first novel.
CHILDREN LEARN IN THE CLASSROOM
A PARENTS GUIDE TO PRIMARY EDUCATION
In The Classroom-A Parent's Guide to Primary Education
is a user friendly, at a glance guide for parents to what their
children are taught at primary school.
It gives a brief description of the
more modern teaching methods so that parents can gain a familiarity
with, and an understanding of, the processes that their child
will go through in the primary school setting. The
book covers the development of numeracy, literacy and the wider
curriculum from when children
enter school in Reception at age 4, through Key Stages One and
Two until the move to secondary school at age 11. It gives parents
an insight to what - and how - their children are learning, and
suggests a wealth of ways to support that learning at home.
The book covers the following areas:
o The wider curriculum
o Key stages of development
o Helping at Home
o Moving to Secondary school
Kate Stewart - Kate is a teacher, a school governor
and a writer on education. Most importantly she is a parent of
two children at primary school and is able therefore to give a
parent's perspective on understanding and supporting learning
during these important years.