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The Wessex Turncoat
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Get your free copy of ‘The Wessex Turncoat’ – the gripping story of an 18th Century country boy who is forced to join King George III’s
ill-fated army in America.

Thriller

One Decent Thing

Richard Scott, known to his friends as Scottie, is a self-centred, womanising coward.  When his wife realises the extent of his infidelity a divorce ensues. On a visit to his daughter Tina, who is studying at Aberystwyth, he finds that she has not forgiven him for the way he had treated her mother and he is left to dine alone. What happens after the meal and a copious amount of alcohol, gets Scottie into a situation which worsens by the day. The document he stumbles upon is of great value to some very ruthless men.  On the run from the terrorists and the police, eventually he has to find the courage to do one decent thing in his life.

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Historical fiction

Finn’s Fate

Who were the 52 men whose skeletons were found on a lonely hilltop in Dorset in 2006?

After a disastrous fire ruins their homestead, Finn and his two brothers set out on a dangerous journey towards the Land of the Danes in search of adventure and a better life, a road that takes them into the realm of King Erik of Sweden, slavery and an apparent loss of all hope. The events that follow bring this saga to a dramatic conclusion, and at the same time throws light on the modern mystery of a mass grave in the Dorset countryside.

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Historical fiction

Three King’s – One Throne (Finn’s legacy)

The crown of England was the most contested in all Europe; on the death of Edward the Confessor, Harold Godwinsson took possession of it, though his reign was violently interrupted. In 1066 two other claimants to the throne, a Norwegian and a Norman tried to wrest it from him. This is the story of Ivar, an Anglo Saxon, Torkil, a Norse warrior, and the three kings they served. How did a Norwegian King play a major role in causing the Anglo-Saxon disaster at the Battle of Hastings in 1066?

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Historical fiction

The Wessex Turncoat

The Wessex Turncoat tells the story of a simple Hampshire country boy who is forcibly recruited to join the 62nd Regiment of Foot in the army of King George lll. When the Regiment is posted to Canada to help lift the American siege of Quebec, the boy soldier finds himself fighting alongside Native Americans and German allies in a hopeless war to prevent American independence. Based on fact, the book recounts the tragic tale of a doomed army.

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For adults and young readers

Izar, The Amesbury Archer

The story of a man who died nearly a thousand miles from where he was born. He lived at the end of an era, when human curiosity was pushing the boundaries into a new age. It was an exciting time when dependence on stone gave way to a new, more versatile material – metal.

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For young readers

Children of the Chieftain: Betrayed

This is the first book in a quartet of Viking stories for young readers aged 8 – 12. When the town of Birka is raided by the most fearsome of Vikings, the Jomsviking, many of the people are captured. The children of the Chieftain decide to take action. They lead their friends in a desperate attempt to rescue the captives. But not all of their allies are as loyal as they should be. The brave children are betrayed and find themselves in grave danger of captivity and the risk of being sold into slavery.

Listed for an Historical Novel Society award in 2016.

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Children of the Chieftain: Banished

The second book in the quartet. When one of their friends is captured and sold into slavery in the land of the Rus, the children of the old chieftain and their comrades decide to risk everything to rescue him. Little do they know what awaits them when they embark on the Viking ship, the ‘Eagle’. In addition to the dangers of the sea voyage, they must face the villainy of a traitor, marauding pirates and robbers, before they end up in a seemingly hopeless situation as slaves in a quarry.

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For young readers

Children of the Chieftain: Bounty

The third book in the quartet. The young crew of the Viking ship “Eagle” set out on a new journey when they are given the task of delivering a message in the land of the Rus. But fate has a surprise in store for them when they are ordered to travel on the Viking trading route south to Constantinople, a route fraught with danger. They must face warring tribesmen, deadly rapids and a host of other dangers before they reach their destination. There the adventure continues when they find themselves in the service of the emperor of the Greeks.

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Children of the Chieftain: Bound for Home

The concluding book in the series. After three years in the service of the emperor of the Greeks, Ahl and his Viking friends have become very rich. Now the crew longs to return home with their wealth, their problem is that the emperor will not permit them to leave. They make a daring plan to escape. The route home is perilous as they navigate uncharted seas. They must overcome robbers, storms and hostile strangers as they seek their way back to the Northlands with the riches which they have earned. 

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For young readers

Sven And The Purse of Silver

Sven’s father is a prisoner in a faraway country. There is a way to get him free and Sven knows how to do it, but he will need help. An offer of assistance comes from a very unexpected and frightening source. Will Sven be brave enough to accept it?

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For young readers

The Red Slippers

It is the time of the pharaohs and the pyramids. Maia, a young Egyptian girl is kidnapped and forced to do housework in a stranger’s home.  

Her only possessions are the clothes she wears, of these her pride and joy are her red slippers. But when one of these is stolen, how can she get it back?

For ages 5 – 8.

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