Darkly Wood

When a new arrival to the village of Cranby discovers a small leather bound book called ‘Tales of Darkly Wood’ she soon discovers that not all of the stories within are as fantastic as they first appear.

The book tells of supposedly terrible events which have occurred in the Wood that overlooks the village. What begins as an innocent stroll with her new admirer up by Darkly Wood soon turns into a nightmare for young Daisy, one from which it seems impossible to escape.

The line between reality and fantasy soon begins to blur, as a fledgling love affair is tested in the most terrifying circumstances. Swept up in her emotions, the young girl soon discovers that while sometimes love is all you need, sometimes love is not enough. There is something wrong up in Darkly Wood, and soon Daisy has to fight to save more than her life.

This spine chilling love story builds momentum and maintains excitement and pace right to the astonishing and jaw dropping climax. Along the way stories from the book ‘Tales of Darkly Wood’ help reveal the strange truth behind the mysterious Wood high on the hill above Cranby.
If you like a thrilling ride and enjoy storytelling at its best, Darkly Wood will keep you on the edge of your seat and lead you into a wonderful world of storytelling all at the same time.

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Little Big Boy

Little Big Boy tells the often harrowing tale of a small boy, struggling to cope in an environment of violence and fear, in 1970’s Dublin.

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All he wants is to be a big boy, but that comes with a price. At home, he faces an increasingly violent father and at school, he encounters new threats from other boys and more menacingly, from one Christian Brother in particular. In the midst of his turmoil, the one person that stands up for him and keeps him safe is his mother. But a series of seemingly unconnected events, conjure up a storm of epic proportions, with this little boy in its path

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The Second Coming

God looks down on Earth and is disgusted with what he sees his creation has become. He decides that humanity is a failed experiment, and he orders Earth and all of humanity destroyed. He will start again from scratch. Jesus, however, intervenes and requests one more opportunity to thesecondcomingturn mankind around. He is given one year to see if he can make a significant difference.

If you are a fan of the “Left Behind” series, this is your type of book. Asking the big; What If?

Finding the Rainbow by Rachel McGrath

Finding the Rainbow is a fascinating and honest insight into a world that most would find difficult to understand, and many would be quietly thankful not to need to. McGrath tells

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the story of her battle to conceive and carry a baby, with unrestricted honesty, leaving the reader in no doubt as to her thoughts and feelings, and the courageousness with which she deals with a very difficult period in her and her husband’s lives. This emotive account draws attention to some of the otherwise unknown aspects of infertility and miscarriage, whilst still leaving room for humour, happiness and philosophy. The first book for Rachel McGrath, she writes about her battle with her body, her mind and the health service, whilst showing an incredible amount of inner strength, elegance and poise.

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

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Marie “KonMari” Kondo runs an acclaimed consulting business in Tokyo helping clients transform their cluttered homes into spaces of serenity and inspiration. With a three-month waiting list, her KonMari Method of decluttering and organizing has become an international phenomenon. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up is a best seller in Japan, Germany, and the UK, with more than two million copies sold worldwide, and has been turned into a television drama for Japanese TV. She has been named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time, featured on more than thirty major Japanese television and radio programs, and profiled in the Sunday Times, Red magazine, You magazine, the New York Times, USA Today, NPR’s Here & Now, Slate, Family Circle, and the London Times, who has deemed her “Japan’s preeminent guru of tidiness, a warrior princess in the war on clutter.”

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Unlucky for Some

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A compilation of 13 macabre twist in the tale stories, not for the faint of heart.

A Different Reality.

Where do dreams end, and reality begin? Sometimes the boundaries are not so clear cut.
To quote Edgar Allen Poe “Is all that we see or seem but a dream within a dream?”

Gigolo

Barry always planned everything down to the last detail. His final plan was the most important, and nothing could possibly go wrong. Could it?

I Can’t Go Out There

Rachel had every faith in her growing abilities as a Clinical Psychologist, but she was soon to find that attending lectures about phobias would never prepare her for being confronted with the real thing.

Happy Now

The way we see our world determines the way we treat it, and others…There is a limit to how far even the meekest of us can be pushed before hitting the breaking point.

No Ticket Required

Though Parker had never been what anyone could call a good guy, Fate seemed to be on his side at last. We all know though, just how fickle Fate can be.

Superstitious Bull

A writer in search of ideas for his next ghost story stays in the sleepy village of Cresden. Incited by stories telling the evil history of Cresden Manor he visits the home. The manor however is not what he expected…

You Won’t Get Away With It

The Tiger’s Eye was never meant to be removed from the village. The witchdoctor had begged them, and warned them. The Spirits wouldn’t like it. But what could they do back in London?

A Deal’s a Deal

In desperation over the way life is dealing him such a bad hand, Mark Kelly vows he would sell his soul to attain his heart’s desires. From that day everything begins to go his way, but does he realise the deal he has made requires payment?

The Other Side

Edmund Thorn is a master psychic in the 1800’s, or so his willing audience believe. In reality Edmund simply has the gift of the gab, clever lighting techniques and an ability to make people believe they are seeing what they want to see. His biggest challenge comes to him by chance when a man in the street offers him a fortune to contact his wife. Edmund’s talents are about to be tested to the full…

Out of the Body

Following a freak accident in which Grant is subjected to an Out of the Body experience, his whole life begins to revolve around repeating the experience. In time, he is to become an expert on the subject, but even experts sometimes make mistakes.

Vicious Circle

Everyday life can feel like a bind sometimes. Everything seems to revolve around working for a living. When something very different happens though, it isn’t always a change for the better. Monotony can be quite appealing when the alternative is being caught in a nightmare.

They All Have to Pay

Terrible things can happen in life, events that change someone’s whole outlook and are not easy to forget. Sometimes they prove impossible to leave behind.

Unlucky For Some

Thirteen had always been Gerard’s lucky number. Born on the 13th, and 13th in a long line of wealthy sons, he had amassed thirteen business empires by the time he was thirty-nine. He owned thirteen horses, and hunted every 13th of the month. His ambition was to kill thirteen foxes during one hunt, but the little devils were not so obliging…

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The Girl on the Train

girlontrainRachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. ‘Jess and Jason’, she calls them. Their life – as she sees it – is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy.

And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough.

Now everything’s changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she’s only watched from afar.

Now they’ll see; she’s much more than just the girl on the train…

 

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Sleeping on Jupiter

Sleeping on Jupiter by Anuradha Roy

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LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOK PRIZE 2015

A stark and unflinching novel by a spellbinding storyteller, about religion, love and violence in the modern world.

A train stops at a railway station. A young woman jumps off. She has wild hair, sloppy clothes, a distracted air. She looks Indian, yet she is somehow not. The sudden violence of what happens next leaves the other passengers gasping.

The train terminates at Jarmuli, a temple town by the sea. Here, among pilgrims, priests and ashrams, three old women disembark only to encounter the girl once again. What is someone like her doing in this remote corner, which attracts only worshippers?

Over the next five days, the old women live out their long-planned dream of a holiday together; their temple guide finds ecstasy in forbidden love; and the girl is joined by a photographer battling his own demons.

The full force of the evil and violence beneath the serene surface of the town becomes evident when their lives overlap and collide. Unexpected connections are revealed between devotion and violence, friendship and fear, as Jarmuli is revealed as a place with a long, dark past that transforms all who encounter it.

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The Fishermen

The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma

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In this dazzling debut novel, four young brothers in a small Nigerian town encounter a madman, whose prophecy of violence threatens the core of their family

Told from the point of view of nine-year-old Benjamin, the youngest of four brothers, The Fishermen is the Cain and Abel-esque story of an unforgettable childhood in 1990s Nigeria. When their father has to travel to a distant city for work, the brothers take advantage of his extended absence to skip school and go fishing. At the forbidden nearby river they encounter a madman, who predicts that one of the brothers will kill another. What happens next is an almost mythic event whose impact – both tragic and redemptive – will transcend the lives and imaginations of both its characters and its readers. Chigozie Obioma emerges as one of the best new voices of modern African literature, echoing its older generation’s masterful storytelling with a contemporary fearlessness and purpose.

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The Rosie Project

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

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The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion is a story about love, life and lobster every Tuesday…

The Rosie Project was originally written as a screenplay, and won the Australian Writers Guild/Inception Award for Best Romantic Comedy Script in 2010. As a novel, it won the 2012 Victorian Premier’s award for an unpublished fiction manuscript. It is rightly widely acclaimed as a witty, amusing and sensitive story of life and love.

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