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Posted on 13 Jan 2012 16:36:08 GMT
Toni says:
Hi John. I just got your book. I'm looking forward to reading during my upcoming holiday. Like you, I was a policeman for 28 years(Canada). After retirement in 2006, I was bitten by the writing bug and I haven't looked back since. Congratulations on your book.
POW #74324

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jan 2012 22:43:15 GMT
Batteneye says:
NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH (A Policeman's Tale)

Thanks Toni. If you like it, perhaps you would review it for me. If you hate it - mum's the word!

Regards John B

Posted on 24 Jan 2012 04:23:24 GMT
Try Written Tears - by Chip Marchbank

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jan 2012 11:33:56 GMT
R. Chang says:
I have read that there are problems with the HELA cells that have invalidated all the work thatb had been done with those cells.

Posted on 24 Jan 2012 23:04:28 GMT
I suffer from bipolar. I won't lie... sometimes... can get a little bit gloomy but, the manic side of things keeps things interesting.... The two combined... well, makes for an interesting read!

im fine is my personal journey dealing with bi-polar - told with a dark humour and wacky outlook on my situation; this isn't a self-help book but makes for an interesting, fun read as well as giving insight into mental illness. Follow my experiences with professionals trying to help me and, of course, my own attempts at 'fixing' myself with drugs and hookers. Good times.

Also, it's a bargain... so, rude not to say 'yes' really :)

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jan 2012 19:18:27 GMT
Will take a look, Matt.Surviving Schizophrenia: A Memoir

Posted on 27 Jan 2012 15:42:57 GMT
You may well enjoy Damaged Goods by Julian Wolfendale . It's well written, interesting, touching and uplifting :-)

Posted on 2 Feb 2012 17:20:57 GMT
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Posted on 3 Feb 2012 14:44:43 GMT
Once in a House on Fire this is amazing !

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Feb 2012 16:53:02 GMT
I agree, Raori, it is a pretty good book (though the subject matter obviously is not). The only thing that confused me was the title - I kept waiting for the house to catch fire - it was probably the one catastrophe that did not occur!

Posted on 4 Feb 2012 14:21:19 GMT
Last edited by the author on 15 Feb 2012 09:19:13 GMT
Kaz says:
Miss Sharpe Takes Control: Escape from a Control Freak

This biography details my career as a "disciplinarian". I was just a very ordinary meek and unassuming housewife living under the influence of a controlling partner. Although I thought becoming a dominatrix was way above my abilities, I came to thrive at the job with just a few weeks.

Soon I was issuing orders to and caning the backsides of countless gentlemen under the guise of Miss Sharpe, all the time going home each evening to hide under my other self - a bullied and frumpy woman.

This book tells of my double life and how gradually the dominant woman in me took hold and enable me to escape a control freak. (By the way, there is no sex in this book - only references to lack of it both at home and work!)

Posted on 4 Feb 2012 15:36:58 GMT
TED says:
Having watched a very moving story of a Polish jewish doctor and his family in war torn Poland.found it a very powerful true story. ( Film )
title "SPRING 1941" was there a book written by the surviving wife?

Ted Spain

Posted on 13 Feb 2012 20:03:39 GMT
NS dancer says:
The Patient Ate A Mouse This book is mainly based on my 30 years as a health-care assistant in the NHS. It is anecdotal, and mostly humorous, but with some serious reflections. I wrote it to raise money for my local hospital, The Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow, Essex, England.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Feb 2012 18:33:07 GMT
NS dancer says:
way put of my abilities? Do you mean it was 'way past' your abilities?

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Feb 2012 09:23:41 GMT
Last edited by the author on 15 Feb 2012 09:25:12 GMT
Kaz says:
Sorry, yes I made a typo. I meant 'way out' but have now edited it to read 'way above'. Hope it makes sense now and thanks for noticing and pointing it out.

In the biography, by the way, I am trying to show that when in an abusive relationship it is usually pointless trying to change the abuser, you have to change yourself and your reactions to the abuse - in my case I walked away. Also, my own story details the secret life I lived for over a year because my job was related to a taboo subject and I hope this is shown in comparision to the secrets I kept at home for eighteen years because I was ashamed to tell anyone how weak I had become.

Miss Sharpe Takes Control

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Feb 2012 11:04:30 GMT
NS dancer says:
I am glad you walked away. An acquaintance did that, when counselling failed.
She came from a religious background, as did her husband. When I met her after she left, I said 'Don't let anyone from your church persuade you it is your duty to go back. Do what you would advise someone else to do in the same situation.'

Posted on 15 Feb 2012 14:32:18 GMT
The Weekend Trippers
All proceeds from the sale of this book are going to The Rifles Benevolent Trust.

Ted Taylor, 1st Battalion, The Rifle Brigade, was sent to France in May 1940 as part of Calais Force. Outnumbered by at least three to one they held out for 4 days against the might of the 10th Panzer Division until they finally ran out of ammunition and were forced to surrender.

Nicknamed the `The Weekend Trippers' as a joke because of their short time in France before they were captured, the next five years were certainly not funny as Ted found himself part of the huge slave labour force in Poland under the administration of Stalag XXA and Stalag XXB. Life in the POW camps bore little resemblance to the cheerful films of the 1950s and time spent in Majdanek Concentration Camp and a Polish salt mine were things Ted buried deep in his subconscious and never spoke about.

Posted on 16 Feb 2012 11:01:58 GMT
Last edited by the author on 16 Feb 2012 11:10:22 GMT
Hello, I have written a book about my life through the 60's, 70's and 80's living in the North East of England. The book is about my alcohol consumption and the characters / celebrities I had met over the years.

Description: Memoirs of a heavy drinker involved in the licensed trade for over twenty five years mainly based in the North East of England and Scotland. Alcohol consumption is discussed in depth showing all its wart and attributes and how it affects lives and relationships. You will wonder if you have ever had a drink problem and will look at today's binge drinkers in a different way. Are today's youth any different to there parents or grand parents?
Those who are nostalgic for good old fashioned drinking boozers going back to the 60's/70's and 80's when pubs were full of characters will enjoy this read. The book is full of real life characters and some celebrities. There is alot of humour, drama, rape, fire, sex, suicide and violence.
For more description please go to A Slice Of Life Behind Bars

Posted on 16 Feb 2012 13:39:32 GMT
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Posted on 16 Feb 2012 14:13:22 GMT
Bookworm says:
Lizzie Scott will give you an emotional roller coaster read in Tormented [ASIN:B00750B0CK Tormented]

Posted on 17 Feb 2012 07:11:35 GMT
andy evans says:
Displaced by Andy Evans and Vesna Kovac

Displaced tells the story of a twenty year search to uncover long lost family history from the former Yugoslavia.

Bosnia has become an old country of scars, tightly guarding her secrets tightly within the realms of brutal acceptance.
A country's bloody past lost, and purposely forgotten, in the new age of post communist eastern Europe.
Displaced delves deep into the chapters of a past never before told. A family torn apart, neither side knowing of the others continued existence.
From extensive research, use of private investigators and hand writing specialists to my own, self induced danger of asking questions inside a country that never truly forgets her violent past.
Displaced finally opens the pages of a family divided for over sixty years.

Posted on 18 Feb 2012 18:39:18 GMT
Last edited by the author on 18 Feb 2012 18:45:41 GMT
Omar says:
Give Coming To Astoria a try. It's about the first four years after my family moved us to the US from the Middle East in 1968.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Feb 2012 23:34:57 GMT
MsChill says:
Not sure if it's the one you mean but A Posy of Wild Flowers by Rosemary Penfold is due to be published by Orion Books later this year. It continues her true life story of being brought up on a Gypsy Camp in Somerset and later in life when she works for Social Services. It tells the story of the stark differences between the warm loving family bond of her childhood and the lonely neglect experienced by some of the elderly clients she meets in her job. There are highs and lows, humour and sadness. All in all a compelling read.A Posy of Wild Flowers

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Feb 2012 23:11:07 GMT
Toni says:
John, Robert here. Somehow I logged into my wife's(Toni) account for my previous message. I had an opportunity to read your book and I can honestly say that I didn't waste my time. You had some great stories about what it was like early on in your police career. Good job. Of course, I'm going to write a review.
Cheers, Robert.

Posted on 21 Feb 2012 06:09:50 GMT
Don't know if anyone's mentioned this but the diaries of Ruby Side Thompson are being published by her family. She was a perfectly normal woman who lived through the Blitz and has a lot to say about her marriage, the war and religion. Very interesting read and surprisingly cheap. I'm onto the second volume now. Start with - World War ll London Blitz Diary (A Woman's Revelations Enduring War and Marriage) (1939-1940).
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