A Great Book



Funny Librarians

These videos about libraries tickled me. The two here were my favorite but there are several more listed at electricliterature.com.

The New York State Reading Association’s ode to libraries will have you singing, “Here’s a book now, so read it maybe.”
Brigham Young University’s Harold B. Lee Library’s shot-by-shot riff of the popular Old Spice ads.

New Releases

A cultural book, which tells the story about the relationship between two best friends in a struggle for survival in the forest, written in both English and Portuguese



About the Book:

 The Hunger in the Forest series of books represents a culture and way of life that children may not be familiar with. This first story on the series, Fuuuurrrrr n’bum, teaches important life lessons to children whilst telling them that life is not all roses and a happy ending, but if you learn certain things like ‘listening & following instructions’, then you’ll do great in life.



About the Author:

Rosa Brandao is of African descent.  Being an African is one of the richest benefits as a black woman in society. This gave Rosa the best childhood she could ever imagine.  Her imagination as a child has empowered her to create this magical world that she is so eager to share with everyone and especially with her son; the inspiration that made it all possible.


 Amazon Review:

Wordly Traveller

5.0 out of 5 stars

Excellent children’s story from African cultural written in both English and Portuguese

31 May 2019 – Published on Amazon.co.uk

“I read this children’s book to my two children, and they loved it! There is a hunger in the forest, and the wolf, rabbit and others need to be creative and crafty in order to fill their bellies.

This story reminded me of the Grimm Brothers’ tales which are more realistic than Disney’s fairy tales in teaching important life lessons to children, painting a picture of the real world that can often be difficult and challenging, but if you listen properly, pay attention to detail, focus on what you want to achieve and reach for it, and so on, you’re likely to be more successful in navigating your way through life.

I also like the fact that this story clearly draws from Portuguese culture, as the author (Rosa) says that she was told this story when she was a child, and she wants to share it more widely as the book is cleverly written both in English and in Portuguese, and beautifully illustrated with rich, vibrant colours, reflecting the African cultural values and experiences which imbue this story.”



The Hunger in the Forest:  Fuuuurrrrr n’bum by Rosa Brandao is available in the UK, Europe, USA and Australia and in hardback from Amazon UK at:



This bilingual (English & Portuguese) book is also available in paperback from Amazon UK at:



and this culturally-rich story can be downloaded in e-book format from Amazon at:




Press/Media Contact Details:

 Grosvenor House Publishing
Tel. 020 8339 6060
E-mail:  info@grosvenorhousepublishing.co.uk


About the Book:

Designed to help everyone, from complete beginners to those who want to take their next steps in the world of investing and trading, this book can help you learn and more importantly understand how to create wealth using stable financial assets like shares.



Excerpt from the book:

 “Somewhere in the middle of 2016, my son Michael, having just finished his zoology degree, said to me ‘so what’s all this share trading about then?’

Well, Michael, this is our answer!

In order to find out and answer that basic question, Michael and I have been on a year-long journey to discover what we can learn about share investing and trading and this is the result – a strategy and guidebook for anyone to follow in order to achieve a steady 10% return on small amounts of money which, if properly invested, will create financial freedom for most people and most families over time.

Our learning journey has been taken together as a mum and son – we’ve attended all courses together for instance and throughout the writings we have used I/we interchangeably.  Sometimes the I is Michael and sometimes it’s me.

We’ve also used £ and $ fairly indiscriminately.  These strategies work wherever you are and whatever your local currency might be and we invest in both the USA and UK for instance – but we could invest anywhere in the world from our desk at home.  We’ve identified a couple of share brokers who between them cover more or less the entire globe – so again, it doesn’t matter where you live or what currency you start with – these strategies are entirely possible for you!”



About the Author:

Co-Founder of Fielding Financial, Gill Fielding, is a self-made millionaire with a no-nonsense, positive approach to finance and a personal mission to educate the nation in managing and improving their own financial position.  She is co-author of “The Book of Riches: The 7 Secrets of Wealth You Were Never Told” (2009) and author of “Solving the Property Puzzle: A Guide to Successful Property Investment” (2016) & “Solving the Financial Success Puzzle” (2018).


To follow her investment journey, see:  www.financialinvestingandtrading.com


Solving the Financial Investing & Trading Puzzle by Gill & Michael Fielding is available in hardback from Amazon UK at:



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Press/Media Contact Details:

 New Generation Publishing
Tel. 01234 712 064
E-mail: info@newgeneration-publishing.com



An eclectic and skilfully-written series of absorbing tales


About the Book:

Life thwarts Floyd’s goals sooner or later. A rival challenges his new invention. His buried gold is confiscated by HM Treasury. He is wrongly charged with arson. He is unfairly dismissed. He campaigns to change part of English punctuation, yet inadvertently continues to use it afterwards. Helping a friend lands him in hospital. What has he done to deserve all this?

Yet he is resourceful in dealing with his adverse situations, whether personal or confronting the might of the state. Other characters must eat humble pie to stay afloat. College lecturer Ed Beck forsakes his principles. And Matt abandons his business dreams to preserve an old friendship.


Excerpt from the book:

“He was in town about to make arrangements to obtain a basket of European currencies: German marks, Swiss francs, Italian lire, French francs and Dutch guilders.

‘Excuse me sir,’ said a man in a raincoat, ‘police.’ He and his colleague produced a badge.

‘What’s this about?’

‘Where were you last Thursday night, around 11.00 p.m.?’

‘I don’t have to answer this!’

‘We can do this down at the station if you like.’


The detective offered Floyd a cigarette, which he refused.

‘So,’ asked the detective. ‘Where were you last Thursday night, around 11.00 p.m.?’

‘At the Cloak and Dagger, having a drink.’

‘On your own?’

‘No, with a work colleague.’

‘Where do you work?’

‘Not working at the moment. I’m due to go on an Inter-rail trip around Europe quite soon.’

‘Where did you last work?’

‘Frixton library.’

The detective and his colleague exchanged glances.

‘Who was the work colleague you were with at the Cloak and Dagger?’

‘Jack Mills,’ said Floyd automatically. It was not until a few minutes later that he remembered what Jack had told him about grassing. But what had Jack done, if anything?”



Amazon review:


5.0 out of 5 stars  An Enthralling read

20th May 2019

Format: Kindle Edition

I found this book difficult to put down as there is always something new happening with each page.

Loved it!  Highly-recommended.



Dark to Light and Other Stories by Stephen Filbey is currently available in paperback from Amazon UK at:



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Press/Media Contact Details:

 Stephen Filbey

E-mail: duosayso@aol.com


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A thrilling novel which exposes chilling, post-Brexit Britain

K.N. Palmer’s ‘BRoken EXITis a fusion of fact and fiction, transporting readers into the 2020s as Britain reels in its festering post-Brexit state. Politics has become a game without rules, society refuses to listen and terrorists are about to set their sights on the leader of the new English Independence Party.  K.N Palmer weaves a frightening narrative that feels current and entirely plausible in a post-BREXIT world.

 United Kingdom – With Brexit approaching, nobody has any idea what the future holds. However, while mysterious, many believe it’s a tumultuous future unlike anything witnessed before in the modern world.

In his new novel BRoken EXIT, K.N. Palmer embroils readers in that reality. It is fiction and a possible prophecy rolled into one unforgettable read.


About the Book:

In 2023, after Britain has exited the EU, immigration is still above target and the NHS buckles under the enormous demands that are placed upon it. In the eyes of many, things hadn’t changed since BREXIT, so a year earlier, two-party politics was swept aside as a new political order, the English Independence Party (EIP) surged to power.

Vowing to tackle these issues head on, the borders of the UK are closed, and an underlying scourge of intolerance develops. The leader of the EIP is attending the UK City of Culture in Nottingham, finds himself targeted directly by terrorists. Prime Minister Barnaby Aitken is injured and on the run, rescued by an estranged father, out for the day with his son. Hunted across Nottingham, Lee Bevan must ensure their survival, whilst the security services try to uncover those behind this appalling attack. Unfortunately, the terrorists always seem to be one step ahead.

‘BRoken EXIT’ is an explosive and enthralling ride through political divides and the desire to stay alive.



About the Author:

Kevin Palmer has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for nearly twenty-five years, holding senior positions in UK & global sales and marketing roles. However, when he was made redundant in 2015, a recurring dream sparked an idea for his debut novel ‘BRoken EXIT’. With the referendum still a way off, but a great back drop to his idea, Kevin tried to envision what life may be like in a post-BREXIT Britain and decided to set the story in Nottingham, where he attended University back in the late-1980s / early-1990s. As a student in the fabulous city, he was a regular visitor to many of the places mentioned in the story and has fond memories of some of the areas where he lived.

Now in his late-forties, Kevin lives in a small village in Suffolk with a great community spirit, along with his wife, three children, the family dog and their three chickens. Outside of working full time, he is a Formula 1 fan, and loves to run or cycle when he can, to keep fit and to appreciate the amazing countryside he lives in.

He is not a politician and cannot predict the future, but there is something very foreboding about his new novel.


‘BRoken EXIT’ is available in both paperback and e-book formats from Amazon UK:





Contact Details:

 Kevin Palmer
Email: kevinpalmer6@icloud.com
Telephone: 07818524191


A detective thriller full of intrigue, twists & turns involving international organizations


About the Book:

Inspector Anne Stanford, on sick-leave from the CID, visits Italy with an aunt who expects to receive the Visconti prize for biotechnology. First they are told that the prize should have been awarded to someone else; then they discover that it never existed. So why did someone pretend that it did? And is Anne Stanford going to take on another case when she has earned the right to a break from policing and especially from her Chief Inspector Crabtree?

A tale of intrigue involving multinationals and at the same time a story with a strong West Country flavour, Inspector Stanford’s conversion is a detective thriller full of twists and turns. With a strong storyline and a fine cast of characters, it is compelling reading from first to last page.


Amazon review:

Dr. Mark A. Corner

5.0 out of 5 stars  A traditional and compelling whodunit

Format: Paperback

A whodunit with a West Country flavour, by a writer with a good style and a scientific background to make a plot full of twists and turns credible. The characters are genuine, not at all wooden – and the tension between Inspector Anne Stanford and Chief Inspector Crabtree adds relish to the tensions in the plot itself. I finished this in one sitting – which is unusual for me with any novel. With a strong main character, a clever plot and a West Country flavour, it has the mastery of Miss Marple on the 4.50 from Paddington… while the scenes in Italy prevent it from being too ‘provincial’ – think of Stanford and Crabtree as like Morse and Lewis in that wonderful episode ‘The Death of the Self’… Altogether a great read!

Inspector Stanford’s Conversion by Sam Napier is currently available in paperback from Amazon UK at:



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Press/Media Contact Details:

New Generation Publishing
Tel. 01234 712 064
E-mail: info@newgeneration-publishing.com


A heart-warming story based on two families and spanning three generations, taking place over nearly a century


About the Book:

The Sudan, World War Two; British and Italian forces consumed by a guerrilla warfare struggle under the African Sun. Cagliari, Sardinia 1990, the English invade the small Italian island during the World Cup. 2015, two young people trying to find their way in life in 21st Century London. An epic saga, based on two families, and three generations, spanning almost a century.  A Bridge and not an End will take the reader across time, oceans and continents, and explore the concepts of family and love, in a framework of historical events.



Excerpt from the Book:

“As I look back on my life, it seems to me a series of random yet somehow interconnected events, many of which have had severe negative consequences on both myself and those unfortunate enough to be close to me.  I sometimes mused, in my darker moments, whether I was cursed or jinxed.  I wondered if I shouldn’t chuck myself under a commuter train or overdose on vodka and pills.  I wondered if, aboard that ferry all those years ago, I shouldn’t have just thrown myself into the seething waters and allowed the sea to take my miserable soul.  It would have been too late to stop the chain of events that I started, but before that fateful trip in 1990, I had enjoyed a reasonably charmed existence.  I could never have left my boy, not in a million years and of course, I was unaware of what the gods had in store for me, for all of us.”



Amazon review:

Amazon Customer

5.0 out of 5 stars  An Enthralling read

24 March 2019

Format: Kindle Edition

Verified Purchase

A cleverly-constructed story of how three generations of two families are interconnected through the decades. A heart-warming book, a page turner, well-worth reading.

A Bridge and Not an End by Stewart Scott is currently available in paperback from Amazon UK at:



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Press/Media Contact Details:

Grosvenor House Publishing
Tel. 0208 339 6060
e-mail: info@grosvenorhousepublishing.co.uk


A fresh, independent and common sense perspective on the events in Whitechapel in 1888


 About the Book:

 Books on Jack the Ripper can be hard work. Authors have felt obliged to pack information around a chronological account of the murders. Participants in the events appear and even reappear leaving a reader confused. Often an unconvincing suspect is identified.

LIGHT WORK is different and serious, but sometimes sardonic. The story or legend of Jack the Ripper is separated into self-contained topics. The range within LIGHT WORK is wide and contains some surprises – London smog, music hall entertainers, Irish revolutionaries, female political radicals, a Texan serial killer, modern Jack the Ripper tours, and even a surreal visit to a lake filled with corpses.



About the Author:

Howard Jackson was born in Merseyside in 1948. He still lives there and has spent most of his life in Liverpool, although he has also lived in London, Nottingham, Glasgow and Preston for brief periods. He reads, watches movies, listens to music (a lot), supports Liverpool football club and climbs hills in the Lake District and Yorkshire. He is not a keen fan of travelling but he has toured extensively around Brazil and the Southern States of America. These journeys were a consequence of an interest in Brazilian history and the music of the American South.  Howard has  published “Treat Me Nice” (2011), “Innocent Mosquitos” (2012), “Nightmares Ahead” (2015), “Choke Bay” (2016), “Horror Pickers” (2016), “Mean and Dark” (2017) and “Nightmares and Lying Rogues” (2018).


LIGHT WORK by Howard Jackson is available from bookshops & online in the UK, Europe, USA and Australia and in e-book format from Amazon at:



For more info. about Red Rattle Books, see:





Other books by Red Rattle include:


“Led To The Wrong” by Jim Lawler


“Cool Blood Walk” by Jack Swift


“Done Something Bad” by Jim Lawler


“Horror Pickers” by Howard Jackson


“Choke Bay” by Howard Jackson


“Hate Until Warm” by Jim Lawler


“Undead Underneath” by Jack Swift


“Nightmares Ahead” by Howard Jackson


“Mortal Shuffle” by Jim Lawler


“Mean and Dark” by Howard Jackson


“Zombie Bites” by David Saunderson


“No Money Honey” by Howard Jackson


“Dracula’s Midnight Snacks” edited by David Saunderson


“Telegraph for Garlic” edited by Prof. Samia Ounoughi


“Innocent Mosquitoes” by Howard Jackson


“How to Defend Yourself Against Scorpions” by Fernando Sorrentino


“Slow Lump Jump” by Jack Swift


“Nightmares and Lying Rogues” by Howard Jackson



Press/Media Contact Details:

Howard Jackson
Editor, Red Rattle Books
E-mail: jacksonhoward09@googlemail.com