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Initial post: 11 May 2014, 09:56:40 BST
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Ancient Britain at the end of the Roman occupation. A ridiculous Roman General thinks he can renew the Empire by building a town in his name in the north of England, and an Amphitheatre on Pendle Hill. Disaster and anticlimax,. Various subplots. Romance. Tongue-in-cheek humour.

Darcy's Days
A historical fiction that depicts literature's favourite gentleman immersed in the world of 1796-1797 by the confessions of his own pen. This epistolary novel situates Darcy in the real history of England when Jane Austen first composed Pride and Prejudice. Darcy is a man of the world, a landed aristocrat with business concerns, a reader of science and literature, an advocate of revolution and the rights of man, and a citizen of a rising superpower involved in international warfare. He is also flesh and blood, and falls desperately in love with a woman of inferior birth and little beyond her wit and fine eyes to recommend her.

Posted on 11 May 2014, 10:05:56 BST
The Heart of a Child
From author Emily Nelson comes a heartwarming and emotionally gripping story of loss, trials, and the healing love can bring... "A Modern Day To Kill A Mockingbird."

Dead Famous
Jon is a rock musician and global megastar. It's more than twenty years since he was catapulted to fame. He's lived and exhausted the dream. Now, there's nothing left for him to want, except the one thing he can never have so long as he lives. Or so he thinks. But then he meets Laura and suddenly death no longer seems too high a price to pay.

Summer of '71: A Romance of Youth in Timeless Rome (Art Historian Super Heroes)
Nearly raped at her photo shoot in Milan, Molly Moncrieff escapes only to lose her luggage, her clothes, and her remaining money upon her arrival in Rome. Knowing no one but a young long-haired American she'd just met by a fountain late at night, she has no choice but to accept his kind offer of a place to stay. Set against a background of the ancient city, its art and monuments, piazzas and fountains...and the café society of the early 70's, this summer romance comes to define who these two people are, and will be, as their lives are forever changed by the encounter.

Posted on 11 May 2014, 10:18:10 BST
Celtic Indian Boy of the Appalachia: A Scots Irish Cherokee Childhood
Butch Walker tells his personal tale of two cultures that influenced the stories of his upbringing from the cotton fields, to the creek bottoms, and backwoods in a tale of heartache and adventure.

In The Footsteps of War: 90 Years of Remembrance (Special eBook Edition)
This book is a collection of real stories from real people whose lives and families have been touched by war. Authors come from all walks of life and stories cover a variety of conflicts covering Pearl Harbor to Afghanistan.

The Little Electronic Book of Spies
While working in Counterintelligence, I took on a personal project from 2010 to about 2013, to research and write spy stories. This is a compilation of those renderings.

I CAN DO THAT: Sequel to the author's book "Farewell to Hamburg"
The story of a 1950's Entrepreneur who arrived in Wales at age eleven from war torn Germany, The trial of learning the English language and after just four years of education embarking on his successful and diverse career.

Posted on 11 May 2014, 10:23:22 BST
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World for Kids: Fun Facts and Pictures for Kids!
This book is perfect for any young reader ages 4 to 8. Younger children will also enjoy looking at the vivid pictures and hearing you read to them.

Tales from the Front Desk
What do dialing 911 over laundry, being a "victim" of a dog's leg-lifting, watching someone undressing in public, or witnessing an event that feels as if you are in a movie have in common? In this case, it probably means you work at the front desk of a hotel!

More Tales from the Front Desk
Back with blunt front desk secrets, staff vs. guest feuds, ghost dogs, strange phone calls, and outrageous complaints, More Tales from the Front Desk is packed with stories from a small-town hotel front desk clerk.

The Great Mountain to Mountain Safari
An old fuel-guzzling car with a reconditioned engine, an open African road, a passport, a moody teenager and a weak bladder - what more do you need to undertake a road trip of a lifetime?
Join Cindy Vine and her teenage daughter on their drive from Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to Table Mountain in South Africa and back again. 21 Days of driving, a total of 11 980km, six countries, umpteen bad toilets, one arrest.

Posted on 11 May 2014, 10:27:27 BST
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Through a Woman's Eyes
Eliza Moretti sits alone in a European hotel room at the end of a momentous life. She has no regrets about the decision that got her to where she is today. She fills her last days indulging in the glorious and sometimes painful memories of her past. She revisits her journey through life in London from the Second World War, the Swinging Sixties, the Thatcherism of the Eighties to the London 2012 Olympics. Through her thoughts and recollections she travels the highs and lows of love, the grief and sadness of loss, and the fight to become a successful woman in a predominantly man's world.

Sterling Redmond
Orphaned as small children, Sterling Redmond and her older sister Charlotte are raised by their grandfather at the family's Maryland country estate of Northampton. Charlotte blossoms into a famed Baltimore beauty, but Sterling is more interested in books and horseback riding than feminine pursuits. Concerned that her niece will never find a suitable husband among the local Baltimore gentry, Madame De Chant whisks Sterling away to Belle Époque Paris in search of a gentleman who can understand her. In their absence, Nicholas Pembroke, the son of an English earl, takes up residence in the manor bordering Northampton. When Sterling and her aunt return to America for Charlotte's wedding, Sterling finds that her perfect husband is living right next door. But there is a problem: he is already engaged to marry Charlotte.

The Ghost Pirate's Treasure - Mystery of the Jaguar Warrior: Humorous Mystery (Paranormally Yours Book 1)
Having just gone through a divorce, Jessie has more on her plate than dealing with her nosy neighbor, the blue haired dynamo's perpetually leaky dachshund, and her gorgeous son, who could be at home in the halls of Valhalla playing the part of Thor. . . . She has to find Jacques, the ghost pirate's treasure map, the fabled city of El Dorado, and the Heart of the Mountain itself in order to save the man she loves . . . along with the planet!

Posted on 11 May 2014, 10:30:45 BST
Last edited by the author on 11 May 2014, 10:32:09 BST
Searching for the Shire: Memoir of a Codependent Housewife
Searching for a simple life, Amanda Marcella marries Richard, a hometown boy, and moves to a small town outside of Atlanta. Sheltered within her marriage, she escapes the pressures of society. However, the outside world has a way of creeping in.

For the love of Pip
Henrietta Hammond and Hannah Green were best friends. They had grown up together in the small hamlet of Gayle which was in North Yorkshire. They shared Henrietta's pony Pip who they both loved dearly and thought that nothing would ever tear them apart until Henrietta's Father announced that his wish was for his daughter to attend a boarding school for girls in Oxford.

Posted on 11 May 2014, 10:39:49 BST
Flying Girl [Egg and the Hameggattic Sisterhood - Book 1 & Prequel]
Egg and the Hameggattic Sisterhood is a twelve book, girl-empowering fantasy adventure series written for ages six through eleven. This is a two book edition containing Flying Girl and Ham and Egg.

Amazing Tales of Danforth and Rabeena: Cows for Christmas
On Christmas Eve, Oliva the Maid must clean windows, dodge leprechauns and rescue the family cat while everybody in the house watches from the family room by the fireplace. With the help of Grayson the Butler, Danforth contends with a gang of escaped cows whose misconduct is accounted for with lots of nasty details. And Santa Claus makes a memorable entrance in this unusual story of adventure and Christmas wonder.

Posted on 11 May 2014, 10:41:52 BST
Mail Order Bride - The Journey Book 1: Clean Historical Mail Order Bride Short Reads Romance (Western Mail Order Brides)
Eliza is skeptical, having a hard time accepting that marriage should be about social and economic security alone, but her older sister, Maggie, who she has always taken care of and couldn't imagine life without, is excited at the prospect. With much prompting from their mother, who is now a widow thanks to the war, the girls begin their journey west, armed with a few dollars, a trunk full of possessions, memories of a former life, and a handful of letters from their "intendeds".

An undivided love (Pa' pas fou)
This novel is autobiographical and presents the story of a little girl who grows up with a schizophrenic father, who learns the language and the tricks of mental illness to approach his father behind the patient . A current against the story of a father aware of his enclave struggling to be a man in the eyes of all and a father to his family.

Posted on 11 May 2014, 10:55:29 BST
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Posted on 11 May 2014, 10:56:38 BST
The Taggers
A swash buckling tale set in Medieval Times about Emily, a teenage princess set to marry Townsely, the son of a wealthy man. Emily's father, King Walter is a selfish and cruel ruler who refuses to listen to Emily when she tells him that she does not wish to marry Townsley. Instead, King Walter punishes Emily and sentences her to a night in prison.

The Curious Case of William Smith
William is not like any other boys. He loves to read, dreams of adventures and unbeknownst to him, he is made of clockwork.

This one has such a beautiful photograph on the cover of a little girl leaning against a horse in field full of yellow flowers.
Horses:Facts and Pictures Books for Kids
This book by author Terry Mason contains many amazing horse picture and facts about these beautiful animal.Book is great for kids and all who love horses.

Posted on 11 May 2014, 11:17:45 BST
Carol S says:
For crocheters
These are sweet Hi Top Sneakers For Baby (Crochet Pattern) & they use standard DK yarn.

I made just one a while back, stuffed it & use it as a pin cushion. Came out a treat.

Posted on 11 May 2014, 11:26:15 BST
Thanks C, you've inspired me to give this book a spin
How To Knit For Beginners: Learn To Knit Like A Pro Even With Zero Experience (Knitting for Beginners)
Learn to knit in no time! This how to knit books for beginners has proven steps and strategies that will surely guide you through your first successful knitting project. So if you are here because you want to engage into this new and exciting hobby, this is the good way to go!

Back Pocket Book
Journal and poetry meet in this collection of poetic musings. Written over the course of a year -emotions, inspirations, influences and style fluctuates, grows and deflates before reaching its end. At points, it is a slipstream romp reaching back to Mallarme then suddenly making a turn towards Carver and Carruth before falling lightly to the ground as a Basho haiku would.

Posted on 11 May 2014, 11:40:39 BST
Last edited by the author on 11 May 2014, 11:46:51 BST
K. A. Newton says:
Artifice: Episode One
Rolling off his couch after a rough night, the day started off no different from any other. That is, up until John opened his coat closet and saw a dragon staring back at him.

Transported to the exotic city of Iathera, he befriends an enigmatic green-skinned woman and a wizard with a penchant for bathrobes. Deciding that a temporary change of scenery was called for, John opts to take a vacation in this bizarre land.

However, John's rest and relaxation is interrupted when news of an unprovoked attack reaches them. Having trekked across an entire ocean, the nation of Kierd has now besieged the allied Nebar Cluster.

With Kierd wielding devastating weapons never before seen in that world, the surrounding region is rapidly thrown into turmoil.

Though still unsure over why exactly he was brought there, John finds that he may hold a key in helping to understand their adversary.

Artifice: Episode Two

After being transported to a strange new world by a dragon in his coat closet, John soon found himself enraptured by this bizarre land and its host of eccentric characters. Even a shock attack on a nearby allied nation had done little to wane his enthusiasm.

Now, John must use every resource at his command to help his new friends uncover the secrets behind devastating new weapons being fielded by their enemies.

Even so, it quickly becomes apparent that everything isn't truly as it appears. Their adversaries seemingly have an agenda beyond mere conquest. With the fate of John's newfound world hanging in the balance, he and his allies must puzzle out the enemy's goals before it's too late.

Unfortnately final episode is not free but is £1-87.

Artifice: Episode Three

The invading Kierdan fleet had been vanquished, and were now in full retreat back across the sea.
Despite the victory, many questions remain unanswered. Where did they get such devastating weapons? What were they after? Who put them up to this? Why did they risk so much to apparently gain nothing?
Before the Nebar Cluster can assemble a punitive expedition, a new threat emerges. A massive floating structure has been spotted heading straight for the city of Iathera.
Duty-bound to aid their ally, the Cluster must delay any notion of retaliation, deploying their fleet to intercept the intruder.
Will it be enough?
In the face of a potential invasion, the Iatheran Intendant Yazril calls for reinforcements from the distant town of Freewater.
John, the displaced visitor from Earth, hedges their bets by constructing weapons never before seen in that world.

Reviews are quite good for all three episodes - here is a example off the third episode's cache.

By archeopteryx - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition - Verified Purchase This series is definitely different. Though I suspect it's aimed at the YA crowd. Still - OK for adults.

Posted on 11 May 2014, 11:45:28 BST
Two books in Dutch

a children's book for beginners
Dutch children's books: De verrassing voor Lilly (Stories in Dutch for children : Prentenboek Book 1) (Dutch Edition)
Lilly is een prachtige vriend en zij houdt van de Zee. Ze heeft een speciaal geheim...
Op Lilly's verjaardag, plannen haar vrienden een verrassingsfeest. Maar zij zijn verrast wanneer ze het geheim wan hun vriend kennen... Wat zou het zijn? Lees verder om het te leren!
*(Lilly is a wonderful friend and she loves the sea. She has a special secret ...
Her friends are planning a surprise party for Lilly's Birthday. But they are surprised to find out their friend's secret ...
What could it be? Read on and find out!)

and one for more advanced learners
Handleiding Emotionele Ontwikkeling: Een Nieuwe Benadering (KLIK Book 2) (Dutch Edition)
Deze gemakkelijk leesbare handleiding biedt een nieuwe benadering van het emotionele ontwikkelingsproces. Begrippen als `emotionele intelligentie' en `codependentie', worden uiteraard behandeld. De lezer leert op een prettige wijze de fasen van ontwikkeling herkennen, wat bijdraagt aan het begrijpen van menselijke relaties. Deze handleiding is geïllustreerd en voorzien van een samenvatting.
*(This easy-to-read guide provides a new approach to emotional development. Concepts such as "emotional intelligence" and "codependency" are treated naturally. The reader will learn in a pleasant way to recognize the stages of development, which contributes to the understanding of human relationships. This manual is illustrated and includes a summary.)

Posted on 11 May 2014, 11:51:37 BST
littlesheepy says:
Twenty Tiny Tales Quirky very short stories.

Posted on 11 May 2014, 12:13:50 BST
Last edited by the author on 11 May 2014, 12:27:12 BST
K. A. Newton says:
The Dragon, the Wizard & the Great Door (Guardians of the Dragon Realms) 105 pages

Book 2 is £1-79 Both books show previous prices of £4-99.

A Legacy of Dragons (Book #2 in the Guardians of the Dragon Realms) 129 pages

By the same author but with mixed reviews another first book of a series.

The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches (Keeper Martin's Tales #1) 240 pages

Book 2 is £1-87 and books 3 and 4 are £2-47 each.

At least the first book is free so you can read it yourself before allowing your child or YA to read it and if you don't like it you have not lost any dosh.

Posted on 11 May 2014, 12:31:17 BST
Last edited by the author on 11 May 2014, 12:34:11 BST
K. A. Newton says:
Squidge: Little Elf, Little Bear pages lists in KBs.

Just one of several books about Squidge the elf. Good for the rug rats to read to and the ones that can read for themselves.

Squidge: Little Elf, Big Trouble This one has 12 pages.

Squidge: Little Elf, Big Trouble [Kindle Edition]

Please read reviews.

Posted on 11 May 2014, 12:39:14 BST
Last edited by the author on 11 May 2014, 12:47:07 BST
K. A. Newton says:
£6.19 per Witching Hour (Paranormal Personnel Saga #1)

Not for children this time. Sounds good so I am getting this one - as always read reviews which won't save you money as its free but may save you time by not reading it. Good job we are all different and like different things.

Second book of series - Past the Witching Hour (Paranormal Personnel Saga #2) 274 pages and costs £1-79 at the moment.

I also found book 5 of the series but this one is only 70 pages long but also free right now.

When the clock strikes (Paranormal Personnel Saga #0.5)

Posted on 11 May 2014, 13:01:17 BST
Last edited by the author on 11 May 2014, 13:03:06 BST
K. A. Newton says:
Celtic Indian Boy of the Appalachia: A Scots Irish Cherokee Childhood

Sounds like an interesting autobiography. 294 pages

From the description not much Scot, Irish or Indian (USA) but not read it yet.

Posted on 11 May 2014, 13:09:36 BST
Last edited by the author on 11 May 2014, 13:20:24 BST
K. A. Newton says:
Under the Greenwood Tree, or, the Mellstock quire; a rural painting of the Dutch school 288 pages

You can also get a collection of the works of Thomas Hardy for a mere £1-83.

Delphi Complete Works of Thomas Hardy (Illustrated)

By the way this collection is easy to navigate to get to just one book. Your Kindle will remember your place in one book but if you choose to start another book in the collection it will forget where you were up to in the first.

I bought this collection early on in my Kindle days whilst looking for "Jude the Obscure" which I had bought in paperback and got lost in a family breakup. I realised I could have all Hardy's books for the price of one.
The language and content is very dated but the author was born in 1820.

I once told another book reader that I could only get halfway through one particular Hardy's book and he told me that the book had caused a scandal up and down the country when it first came out. Something about a character leaving one marital partner and living with another person. Can't remember which it was but not Jude.

Posted on 11 May 2014, 13:21:20 BST
Kath, I posted a link to the celtic indian boy earlier. He states he was of Scotch/Irish and Cherokee Indian ancestry. A lot of traditions in the Appalachian mountains comes from Scotland and Ireland including the folk music. You can read more about Scotch Irish Americans here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotch-Irish_American

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Finding Emma by Steena Holmes
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The Tree of Everlasting Knowledge by Christine Nolfi
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Broken Pieces by Rachel Thompson
Depraved Heart by Kathleen Valentine

Posted on 11 May 2014, 13:27:19 BST
Last edited by the author on 11 May 2014, 13:30:24 BST
K. A. Newton says:
The King's Post Being a volume of historical facts relating to the posts, mail coaches, coach roads, and railway mail services of and connected with the ... of Bristol from 1580 to the present time 128 pages and no reviews yet.

No idea what is in this morsel. It's one of those translated by volunteers books. The title has words missing - does it mean city of Bristol or areas around. Guess I will find out some time as it's in my archive now.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 May 2014, 13:29:10 BST
K. A. Newton says:
Thanks Annie.

I entered the word Scot as a search and found that one the most interesting.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 May 2014, 13:48:03 BST
Last edited by the author on 11 May 2014, 13:49:43 BST
and Kath, Evis is Scotch (Scots) -Irish!
Here's another Scots-Irish page,


i love this description down at the bottom:
"Finally if your grandma or grandpa says, "We`ve always been good Baptists or Presbyterians as far as anybody can remember and never had anything to do with those idol-worshipping Papists" and then spits you`re definitely Scots-Irish."

Here's a book about Elvis - in German!
ELVIS - der Anfang (1935-1954) (Lebensgeschichte) (German Edition)

Posted on 11 May 2014, 14:41:17 BST
Last edited by the author on 11 May 2014, 14:42:22 BST
K. A. Newton says:
Foggy's Blog 77 pages

Sounds like a good laugh - one reviewer says she laughed out loud then felt guilty doing it.
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