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In the heady days of the late Sixties, Roy approaches university life. He is hopelessly immature and naive, knowing as little about politics as he does about girls. But all that is about to change when he meets Eva on a Welsh beach and falls helplessly in love. The only trouble is... she's Czech, and Warsaw Pact troops are massing on the borders of her homeland, itching to destroy the Prague Spring.
As two young, innocent people struggle to express their feelings in the face of their families' intolerance ("A communist? They've got nuclear bombs aimed at us!" "He's a child, and a capitalist!"), a young and emerging democratic nation struggles to find its own identity in the face of the intolerance of its political 'family'.
5* “Packed full of
political tension… excellent characterisation and a gripping plot. Highly
The Wishing Shelf Book Awards
2018 saw the 50th anniversary of the
Warsaw Pact invasion and, ironically,
the 100th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia. We must remember.
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WINNER of the 1st LOCAL LEGEND SPIRITUAL WRITING COMPETITION
A novel of murder, political intrigue and passionate love, set in Tang Dynasty China.Teacher Feng lives quietly, caring for his beloved daughter Feier. But life changes dramatically when his friend is murdered and local girls are kidnapped. Feng sets out on an arduous journey of discovery, little suspecting that he is involving himself with powerful forces that threaten the very Empire itself. The cultural and historical detail is exquisite, the narrative told in beautiful language, this is a book of the courage and fallibility of the human spirit.
‘An intriguing mystery set in a rich, historical setting. Highly recommended.’
The Wishing Shelf Awards
A spiritual adventure and a love story,Karma Neutral deserves to be recognised as one of the most important books of the genre in a generation.
We have all said things that should be left unsaid and not done things that needed to be done. Sometimes we have hurt other people. Then we wish that we could make good our mistakes and wipe the slate clean, clear our karma. But that’s not possible… or is it?
An inspiring and heart-warming novel, with a twist that will bring a tear to your eye!
Carl Griffensteen is a captain in the Russian army at the time of the Romanian campaign of 1917. Given the mission to reconnoitre quarters for the regimental staff at a nearby castle, he arrives with his trusted striker Ivan to be invited in for dinner by the enigmatic lord of the castle, Count Alexandru. But from this moment, Carl’s life takes a most unexpected turn and nothing will ever again be quite what it seems…
This extraordinary writing is a page-turning spiritual adventure story that finds our heroes journeying through parallel, mystical worlds where the creatures and landscapes mirror the archetypes and emotions of their inner minds. Their epic quest is no less than to find and offer redemption to Lucifer himself, thereby healing the world of its ills. Naturally, there are some very powerful forces that want them to fail...
Every one of us wonders what Heaven might be like… here’s your chance to find out! Ethan is learning the ropes as a spiritual guide and not finding it at all easy, despite the help of Archangel Haniel. Join him on his rollercoaster trial runs as he is allowed to bring a few deserving souls from Earth for a preview of the afterlife.
This rattling good story is full of gentle humour and spiritual knowledge, a compassionate account of the lessons each one of us needs to learn during our journey on the Earth…
Why does stuff happen and is there any point anyway? Does anybody have a Plan?
Well, actually, they do. But it’s not as well thought out as you might hope… Unfortunately, it turns out that Heaven is uncomfortably like Earth, with a lot of the same idiotic people, and ridiculously bureaucratic. Of course, the angels mean well but their Grand Plan for humanity is just begging to be sabotaged…
This hilarious debut novel was shortlisted for the LLP New Fiction Competition.
In AD60, the Celts' freedom and culture are being ravaged by the Roman invasion. But then the druid priests summon their greatest magical skills to open up an escape route... As the enemy forces bear down, it's a race against time to create a portal to a new and peaceful world. With a blend of myth, fantasy and true history, this is a genuinely page-turning adventure story for all ages.