Friday, 12 April 2019

The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

Once known only by an elite who were unwilling to share their knowledge of the power, 'the secret' of obtaining anything you desire is now revealed by prominent physicists, authors and philosophers as being based in the universal Law of Attraction. And the good news is that anyone can access its power to bring themselves health, wealth and happiness.
The law of attraction states that whatever you experience in life is a direct result of your thoughts. It really is that simple. If you think about being fat, you will get fatter. If you think about thin people, you will become thin yourself. If you think about your bills, you will get more bills, but if you think about cheques instead, your mailbox will overflow with them.

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Princess Elizabeth's Spy by Susan Elia MacNeal


http://www.commuterbooks.com/



As World War II sweeps the continent and England steels itself against German attack, Maggie Hope, former secretary to Prime Minister Winston Churchill, completes her training to become a spy for MI-5. Spirited, strong-willed, and possessing one of the sharpest minds in government for mathematics and code-breaking, she fully expects to be sent abroad to gather intelligence for the British front. Instead, to her great disappointment, she is dispatched to go undercover at Windsor Castle, where she will tutor the young Princess Elizabeth in maths. Yet castle life quickly proves more dangerous—and deadly—than Maggie ever expected. The upstairs-downstairs world at Windsor is thrown into disarray by a shocking murder, which draws Maggie into a vast conspiracy that places the entire royal family in peril. And as she races to save England from a most disturbing fate, Maggie realizes that a quick wit is her best defence, and that the smallest clues can unravel the biggest secrets, even within her own family.

This book looks interesting by the review on the  Goodreads website, I managed to see a copy in the local library and on the strength of coming across this book, rather than borrow , I bought a copy..

















Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Isaac Newton & The Secret Sun Dial Portal






by Nigel Mortimer





The reality of the Settle Sun Dial, a star gate to another dimension was discovered by the author and his wife in the summer months of 2011. They found themselves on a quest unlike any other ultimately revealing how the British government in the 18th Century had misled its own people into thinking the portal was something else, before obliterating the ancient sacred site it once stood on. The author was psychically attacked in the winter months that followed and became gravely ill after a spirit cursed him for seeking the truth about the star gate. Driven by the search to reveal occult knowledge that had been hidden for so long, he discovered the amazing fact that Sir Isaac Newton had secretively been to visit the sundial gateway just before making his historic world-changing theories about gravity and the lore of the universe.He became firm friends with the Settle locals, all brilliant mathematicians.

That Summer Feeling




Mark Hodkinson

Published: August 2018
ISBN: 978-1-904590-32-3





Mark Hodkinson’s new novel is set in 2004. A young writer-to-be is having doubts. To clear his head he embarks on a road trip with pals, starting at rainy Grasmere. Hopes don’t rise there. In the best tradition of classic novels of the 1960s, he is torn between two girls. Meanwhile, his university lecturer is breaking down in a rundown pub on the edge of town and his young nephew’s illness has set a fault-line through the entire family.

A lot of life impacting — sad, happy, funny, all of it.


The Alice Network


by Kate Quinn (Goodreads Author)






In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947—are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption.
1947. In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive. So when Charlie's parents banish her to Europe to have her "little problem" taken care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London, determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister.

1915. A year into the Great War, Eve Gardiner burns to join the fight against the Germans and unexpectedly gets her chance when she's recruited to work as a spy. Sent into enemy-occupied France, she's trained by the mesmerizing Lili, the "Queen of Spies", who manages a vast network of secret agents right under the enemy's nose.

Thirty years later, haunted by the betrayal that ultimately tore apart the Alice Network, Eve spends her days drunk and secluded in her crumbling London house. Until a young American barges in uttering a name Eve hasn't heard in decades, and launches them both on a mission to find the truth...no matter where it leads.

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Boy Interrupted


Dale Hibbert
Pub: November 2015.

ISBN-13: 978-1904590309.


Pomona Press

Boy interupted


"I have felt alone all my life." Dale Hibbert’s story reads like a song by The Smiths, which might not be a coincidence.His mother died when he was eight days old. He was a latch-key kid. He has married four times and has eight children. He has ‘died’ twice. He is a depressive. He has been penniless. But he has also been a musician, producer, sound engineer, a millionaire and the owner of night clubs, caf├ęs and successful businesses. He has lived in a car, and a mansion.

Hibbert was a member of The Smiths during their early days and privy to the dreams and outlandish ideas of young Morrissey and Marr. As the bass player and engineer at their first recording sessions, he helped shape their sound. With Morrissey’s arms around his waist, they rode the streets of Manchester.

Hibbert gives a compelling insight into the rain-swept, working class life that fuelled the creativity of The Smiths. He was also a witness to the Manchester music scene of the late-1970s and early-1980s that spawned, among others, Joy Division, Buzzcocks and The Fall.

"Morrissey’s Autobiography received many positive reviews, including praise from myself in The Irish Times, but I believe this work is better written and probably more insightful. By the end, I was left thinking, “If Johnny Marr’s long-awaited memoir is anywhere near as self-analytic, emotionally honest, observant or elegantly written as this, then it surely will be universally acclaimed as the music book of the year.”

Johnny Rogan

Irish Times..

Monday, 17 November 2014

Prehistory Around the North West



Hidden Prehistory around the North West: 

Available as an E-book from Amazon. price £2.25 



The book shows locations of sites dating from the Neolithic period 4000-5000 BC up to the Iron Age 800-600BC. The locations of these sites are on a 40 mile radius around Manchester, UK. These sites were investigated but then left. The origins of the structures evoke a sense of curiosity and intrigue unlike other monuments you have to decipher their function.
Some were settlements, transient hunting camps and places of ritual. The author has given a condensed description on the Prehistoric cultures of this region and the environmental overview and effects of transition. This book is recommended for archaeologists , historians, and  students who require knowledge of themes regarding Prehistory and also walkers.  The e-book can be used as a convenient guide book on your Kindle or any reading device. available now www.amazon.co.uk






FOR VALOUR: (NICK STONE BOOK 16)Andy McNab.
http://www.andymcnab.co.uk/
www.andymcnab.co.uk


When a young trooper is shot in the head at the Regiment’s renowned Killing House, Nick Stone is perfectly qualified to investigate the mysterious circumstances more deeply. He has just returned from Moscow – still trying to come to terms with the fact that his girlfriend and baby son are safer there without him – so combines an unrivalled understanding of the Special Forces landscape with a detachment that should allow him to remain in cover.
But less than forty-eight hours later, a second death catapults him back into the firing line – into the telescopic sights of an unknown assassin bent on protecting a secret that could strike at the heart of the establishment that Stone has, in his maverick fashion, spent most of his life fighting to protect.
And now the clock is ticking, Stone hurtles from the solitude of a remote Welsh confessional to Glencoe – whose shadows still whisper of murder and betrayal – and on to Southern Spain, in an increasingly desperate quest to uncover the truth about a chain of events that began in the darkness of an Afghan hillside, and left a young man haunted by the never-ending screams of a friend the Taliban skinned alive.

Nick Stone’s most heart-stopping adventure yet will force the reader to recognise the thinness of the line that separates sacrifice from suicide, to share the nightmares that walk hand in hand with heroism – and to count the real cost of actions taken in the name of loyalty.