Friday, 8 May 2020

Hero Of Our Times


HERE is an introduction to our latest publication, an exciting novel entitled The Lost Hero which will lift your spirits through these difficult times. It is now available on Kindle and in paperback sponsored by the British Arts Council but, most importantly, it's a good read! 

'Bookseller Patrick Fermour is as brave and good as any of the heroes in his quaint shop's novels, or even from his illustrious family. At least, he is quietly heroic to his young daughter Amy, who idolises her gentle father above all the famous thriller writers who visit their store.
However, when a true drama suddenly threatens to engulf Patrick, their cosy home in sedate St. Annes On Sea no longer seems so secure. A bargain consignment of books from the other side of the globe could save the Fermours' failing business, but also brings that dangerous world of distant disasters to their door.'
This mystery/romance is set mainly in Hong Kong and about one man's struggle to meet stunning personal challenges as he travels across the world. It also captures our current shared sense of crisis and need for faith, family and fairness to all.

Whatever our race, religion or creed, reading brings us together and gives us a view into others' worlds, over time as well as distance. Like this devastating pandemic we're now thankfully emerging from, sharing our experiences, aims and passions brings the world together and aids our mutual understanding of shared fears, hopes and joy.
You'll find plenty of free reading on the regularly updated Pages For You of this light literary website with readers across the globe. It was started a decade ago by retired journalists tired of all the bad news. Publications are usually available from Waterstones but also from this website (see Books page), at the lowest prices advised by publishers to help maintain this popular, non-profit-making venture.
We hope you read and enjoy The Lost Hero and it helps find your own hero - within yourself.

Happy reading to all, wherever in the world.

Monday, 20 April 2020

Find Your Hero


OUR latest novel, The Lost Hero, is now available on Kindle for the usual bargain price.

Friday, 10 April 2020

Easter Tidings


HELLO from our Great Marton bunker as, like most of the world it seems, we hunker down at home and await better news and deliverance. At least we're united at last, let's not forget that when we emerge to what for most will remain trying times.

Friday, 20 March 2020

Hope Springs . . .


THIS is our second post for the month, as the sentiments of the first were overtaken by worldwide concern about the pandemic coronivirus COVID-19.

Sunday, 1 March 2020

Marching On . . .


GALES buffet us and fields flood but spring is now also in the air and daffodils and crocuses emerging.

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Cometh The Hour . . .


THE latest entry on our Poem page (see right-hand column) is Manners, from American writer Elizabeth Bishop. Manners are vital, even in today's busy world where we're all supposedly equal and formalities cast aside. For we all appreciate being treated well and respond in kind; good manners earn you respect, which we all like too.
Author Evelyn Waugh observed that Americans use manners to get closer to each other, while the English use them to keep one another at arm's length. If you've experienced American hospitality or, alternatively, become a new resident in a posh English neighbourhood, you'll know what he meant.

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Whooping It Up!


WELCOME to 2020 or, as the Chinese will have it, the Year of the Rat.