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and wholesalers) and direct service for orders straight to the end customer,
within the UK and internationally.
Spring Leaf Books is part ofPneuma
Springs Publishing, an independent publisher based in Kent, United
Kingdom. Established in 2003, Pneuma Springs continues to nurture and
publish new talent from around the world.
07 May 16: ‘The Folly Under the Lake’ by Salema
Nazzal is a Whodunit in the classic style.
A Review by Neal James
Replete with characters common to a host of murder mysteries, the novel
presents the reader with a series of unmitigated cads, outrageous bullies,
cowering wallflowers and the odd faceless servant to confuse the issue.
In a plot which moves around with, at times, bewildering speed, the reader
is left wondering which way to turn as the story moves down a series of
blind alleys in the search for a killer and his or her motive.
Inspector Thomas, much in the image of Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot,
sifts expertly through a catalogue of evidence, hampered by the involvement
of his son, but comes to the final conclusion with the boy’s help.
Salema Nazzal writes in a style easy to read, and wastes not a single word
in drawing you in to her story. The settings and descriptive text are
perfect for this style of crime novel, and in a surprise ending left me
wondering what it was that I had missed.
A highly recommended read.
The 3 authors with the most votes in the category will become finalists and
will compete again from 16 May 2016 to 12 July 2016 from the special
Finalists Page. The winners will be announced at The People’s Book Prize
7th Award Ceremony on 12th July 2016 to be broadcast by SKY NEWS.
04 March 16: Ambassador in action, or why
representing Alopecia UK rather rocks.
One of Pneuma Springs authors, Sue Hampton received a new contract – not on
a book but with a charity, Alopecia UK, who have asked me to continue as an
Ambassador for another year.
Sue said "Taking
on this role in 2013 was the start of something hugely rewarding so I’m
very, very glad. It’s a small charity founded in 2004 and run by two
wonderful women, Jen Chambers and Amy Johnson, whose aim is to help anyone
affected by the strange condition that is alopecia. It’s different for
everyone, it’s completely unpredictable and many of those who live with it
do so privately, even in secret – and with little hope of success from any
‘treatment’. It doesn’t make us ill and when an agent called it a disability
I was shocked. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy to experience or manage; it
can be deeply challenging to self-esteem and undermine identity. I want to
help. But how?"
21 November 15: A REVIEW OF FIERCE THUNDER
by 'Mountain Biking 4 Her'*
I will admit that I am not a huge action novel reader, so I may have
started out with less enthusiasm than your average reader. I was in it
for the bikes. However, after getting to know the characters in the
introductory chapters, I was eager to see what would unfold.
Fierce Thunder reads like an action movie--you can't help but envision the
adventures. By the time the characters were deep in the forest of Mexico I
was tempted to make myself some popcorn 'cause I knew I wasn't going to be
able to put the book down until I finished. Jackie and Courtney's
experience in the movie biz has obviously given them the ability to grab
people hook line and sinker. Great characters making tough choices in a
jungle filled with danger....ON BIKES! What could be better?
15: We have created a dedicated page for the
Julius Falconer Series. Follow the link below:
About Julius Falconer:
Julius Falconer, a member of the Crime Writers’ Association and retired
teacher writes detective stories that are clever, witty, erudite and
stylish. The novels are a genuinely refreshing approach to good old murder
mystery, a new style of penmanship for the hardened mystery fan.
05 September 15: A FORMER Bosley mill
worker who wrote a history of the site says the community has lost a major
piece of heritage.
Chris Pownall knows the mill better than most after being born in Bosley and
working at the mill as an engineer. The mill has been run by Wood Treatment
Ltd for 90 years, but has a much longer history. It was built on the River
Dane around 1760 by Macclesfield industrialist Charles Roe. Chris, whose
mother and father also worked at the mill, wrote a book, Dane Mills, four
years ago to document its past. He said: “I was shocked and saddened when I
heard about the terrible disaster. I feel deeply sorry for those affected.
Bosley has lost a big part of its history.”
The stories in
this Anthology give a vivid insight, through a fascinating mixture of
history, reminiscence and fiction, into life during WWII: for those at the
front, those left behind, the young, the old in the twilight of their years,
lovers, spouses, families; Britons, Germans, Irish, Kenyans, French, eastern
Europeans and Americans.
STARE INTO THE PAST WITH THE EYES OF THOSE GRIPPED BY ITS DRAMA
All the stories have been especially written for this Anthology by writers
experienced in their field. Pneuma Springs is proud to present it to
commemorate seventy years after the end of hostilities.
You are guaranteed hours of stimulation, enjoyment and fruitful relaxation
with a book devoted to one of the defining events of our times.
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are constantly working to improve our products and we rely upon honest
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either for promotion or for improvement.
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This account of
George Vancouver’s life and survey teams takes much inspiration from his
journals edited by Canadian scholar W. Kaye Lamb. The author has journeyed
along much of the British Columbia coast which Vancouver surveyed,
experiencing the daunting majesty of the intricate waterways and
difficulties of their winding channels and dangers.
is a Failure of Politics
gathers together a selection of political poems concerning my deep antipathy
to war. The criticism that I am too hard on Bush and Blair as opposed to the
likes of Hitler or Sadam is because the two Bs proclaim to be motivated by
their Christian faith but in practice put their faith in arms, despite
Christ’s rejection of violence.