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Still Me…
Still Me…
All Write Then

This captivating anthology showcases a selection of contemporary writing that will surprise, touch, delight and inspire.

The poems and short stories explore the themes of love, loss and laughter, through characters who gallivant across the pages, some falteringly and others at a lickety-split.

Profits from the sale of each book will be donated to Alzheimer’s Society.
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Talking To Owls
Talking To Owls
by Brindley Hallam Dennis

Matty Lonnin & Joan Wainright, His Lordship and Mr Franks, Gidley Jones, His Excellency, The Three Billy Groughs, Logan Carr and Willie Nobbutt, Cullen McKee and the Piper, Charlie Foley, Geoffrey and Peters, Bladon and the Science Desk editor, Marcie, Jimmy Mack and Chillworth, and two men in badly fitting suits are all, along with Maurice, amongst the characters in Talking to Owls, the short stories, flash fictions and monologues, of Brindley Hallam Dennis.
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White Poppies
White Poppies
by Vivien Jones

How do women cope with war? Whether they are wives, daughters, lovers, mothers or mistresses they suffer and celebrate, but often on the sidelines. These stories explore the experience of women among warriors in a wide range of settings – from myth to Roman and Renaissance history, from World War II to the present day.

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Brushstrokes
Brushstrokes
by Heather Shaw

The stories in Heather Shaw’s first collection explore how we see ourselves and how others see us. Ranging from an Eighteenth Century cleric juggling with his conscience, through a surreal cleaning experience and a collection of everyday objects, to an artist revealing his true feelings in his paintings, the stories show the gaps between what is said and what is felt.
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November Wedding
November Wedding
by Frances Thimann

'I had no plans to marry, my career lay comfortable and predictable before me; but seeds beneath the dry sands can be awakened with rain after thirty years, and so it was with me. And in spite of all that happened, and even now, so many years later, the feelings in my heart have not changed or diminished.'
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Standing Water
Standing Water
A novel by Terri Armstrong

When Dom Connor returns to the Western Australian Wheatbelt for his mother's funeral after eight years away, he is shocked to find a region on the verge of collapse, devastated by drought and salinity. The family farm his brother Neal has run since he was seventeen is close to ruin. For Neal's wife, Hester, the farm has been a sanctuary, a haven from her troubled past. Leaving is unthinkable, even as Neal's behaviour becomes frighteningly unpredictable. Dom, drawn to Hester, wants to help. But when Andy turns up — a link with the past for both Hester and Dom, his arrival threatens to explode an already highly-charged situation.

Through the collision of three people's lives, Standing Water explores our ability to cope with change and the potentially destructive consequences of being unable to adapt. A thought-provoking, prize-winning novel from an exciting new writer
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Amelia and the Virgin
Amelia and the Virgin
A novel by Nicky Harlow

Liverpool 1981. Amelia and her eccentric Catholic family are eagerly awaiting the Pope’s visit to the city. Following visions of a mysterious Goddess, Amelia becomes pregnant and is convinced her baby is the new Messiah.

Fast-paced and grimly baroque, this is a wickedly funny tale of religious hysteria, human duplicity and corrupted innocence.

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The Onion Stone
The Onion Stone
A novel by Mandy Pannett

Ardie Davendish advertises for an assistant to help with his research on Shakespeare. When Henry Shakspeare arrives with some new and startling ideas about the authorship no one foresees the consequences that will follow. Ardie and T.Townsend Ellis, friends and rivals from schooldays, have spent a lifetime striving to outdo each other with a literary ‘scoop’ about Shakespeare. And Henry begins to play them against each other.

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A Penny Spitfire
A Penny Spitfire
A novella by Brindley Hallam Dennis

October 1947, in an industrial town, people grapple with the changes that war and history have forced upon them. Fatherless children and childless men face desire, aspiration, shame and disappointment as their war-shattered world rises from the rubble of its bombsites.

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The Secret's in the Folding
The Secret's in the Folding
by Fiona Thackeray

Welcome to the world of Brazil a country of colours and contrasts. The characters in these stories all show spirit, whether they are newly freed slaves, a beauty on a beach or dancers in Carnaval. Discover the importance of cakes and why some slaves have stripes on their backs; wait under the mango tree with the girl from the favela and feel for the sacked cane worker who rediscovers his Dad's puppets.

Fiona Thackeray's stories travel over time and space, from bandit folklore to a hospital janitor, from the cities to the dry lands and the Amazon. Each story is a gem in itself, but together they build up a mosaic image of Brazil and its characters.
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Insignificant Gestures
Insignificant Gestures
by Jo Cannon

A refugee finds his face has disappeared from the mirror. Lost on a mountain, a fell runner puts her brain into reverse. A traumatised woman realises she can slip in and out of the minds of passersby. In a city where nothing is as it should be, a lone nurse plays peek-a-boo with an abandoned baby.

Twenty five stories about exile and belonging. This first collection by award winning writer Jo Cannon explores what it means to be an outsider. Sometimes surreal, always perceptive, these stories celebrate the unexpected interactions that alter lives.
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The Hour Glass
The Hour Glass
by Hilary Spiers

Make time during a lunch hour or train journey for the stories in this collection by competition winner Hilary Spiers. Be transported from the life of an Hungarian emigré, to a child watching her parents splitting apart, through a street in World War Two and onto a house on the brink of collapse. Succinctly written with poignancy and wit, the stories explore an assortment of relationships, all of which leave their individual mark on the reader.

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Ephraim's Eyes
Ephraim's Eyes
by Bryan Walpert

The characters in this collection of stories by Bryan Walpert have each had their lives disrupted by personal tragedy. Left to face up to both their responsibility and lack of control over the events, characters weave their own stories and enter into their own worlds as they psychologically resist grief but are driven to explain.

Bryan Walpert’s intriguing, well-crafted stories span the realms of philosophy, astronomy, mycology, super heroes, science fiction and religion. Hopping between America and New Zealand, he explores the human need to rationalize experiences and the way these explanations change over time.

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Perfect 10
Perfect 10
by Vivien Jones

The girls and women in this collection of stories by Vivien Jones have two things in common; fat and an acquaintance with Jimmy at the Chippie.

Everywhere there are big girls and big women. Their strategies for survival can be inspired, funny or desperate but survive they do. In these stories their inventiveness is celebrated, their sadness acknowledged and a challenge thrown out to each of us to examine our tendency to judge by appearances.

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Holding Stones
Holding Stones
by Roberta Dewa

The past is very much part of the present for the characters in this book. It provides the raw material for the memories that hold together their sense of who they are and where they belong. For some, the past haunts them, drawing them back to a place, or a person. It represents a struggle to break with, or find meaning in the past. For others, it is like visiting an old friend, bringing warmth and a reassurance of who they are.
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Cello and other stories
Cello and other stories
by Frances Thimann

Frances Thimann explores the feelings and emotions of those who have lived a significant part of their lives. Through her short stories, she challenges stereotypical views, showing the old as complex individuals with distinct voices of their own. The stories are told from the point of view of the different generations and raise the issue of intergenerational understanding.
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Futures: Writing School Leicester
Futures: Writing School Leicester

This engaging anthology is for dipping into, for laughing, crying and revisiting. It is packed with new short stories and poetry, written between June and December 2010 by students of Writing School Leicester.
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