Jane Digby’s Diary: To Begin, Begin by C.R. Hurst

Bright, beautiful, and bold, Jane Digby led a remarkable life. Born to privilege in 1807 at Dorset, England, she soon scandalized Europe with her reckless pursuit of of freedom. She sacrificed home, family, and respectability for her passions. Kings, princes, barons, brigands, lords, and sheiks were among her lovers. A gifted artist and musician, as well as a superb horsewoman, she spoke several languages, read widely, wrote eloquently, and embraced all manner of culture and travel.An amusing, thoughtful, and moving work of historical fiction, JANE DIGBY’S DIARY offers a compelling account of the life of a woman who truly lived all for love. Join her on her path to a life well lived.This volume, TO BEGIN, BEGIN, is the first installment of the series, JANE DIGBY’S DIARY. Volume Two, A REBEL HEART, will be published in 2019.

Author: C.R. Hurst

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Foaming the Optics: Patriarchs, Neuriarchs & Paradoxes (Alpine Chanter Book 2) by Wallace Runnymede

This brief collection of dark and twisted poems lays bare the sombre heart of woman-hatred and neuro-hatred. In order to oppose the Patriarchy and the Neuriarchy, an education in feeling is required, and not only an education in intellectual ratiocination. The problem is men, and the problem is medical chauvinism and assimilationist ‘Neurodiversity’ alike.

Author: Wallace Runnymede

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Foaming the Optics: Patriarchs, Neuriarchs & Paradoxes (Alpine Chanter Book 2) by Wallace Runnymede

This brief collection of dark and twisted poems lays bare the sombre heart of woman-hatred and neuro-hatred. In order to oppose the Patriarchy and the Neuriarchy, an education in feeling is required, and not only an education in intellectual ratiocination. The problem is men, and the problem is medical chauvinism and assimilationist ‘Neurodiversity’ alike.

Author: Wallace Runnymede

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Westburn Blues by Jim Ellis

Dante Rinaldi is born to Italian immigrants in the West of Scotland. Stranded by World War Two in Italy during a summer with his grandfather, Dante grows roots in his family’s rural homeland and, as a young adult, identifies with a band of mountain partisans fighting the fascists.Young love delayed and the Rinaldis’ struggles in post-war Scotland carry Dante into the life of Chris McCoull: a neglected adolescent who finds his calling and romance while working for a Greek-owned shipping line.Carefully researched and historically detailed, Westburn Blues is a rendering of the Scottish-Italian experience and filled with a cast of colorful characters… from sympathetic to truly evil.

Author: Jim Ellis

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Foaming the Optics: Patriarchs, Neuriarchs & Paradoxes (Alpine Chanter Book 2) by Wallace Runnymede

This brief collection of dark and twisted poems lays bare the sombre heart of woman-hatred and neuro-hatred. In order to oppose the Patriarchy and the Neuriarchy, an education in feeling is required, and not only an education in intellectual ratiocination. The problem is men, and the problem is medical chauvinism and assimilationist ‘Neurodiversity’ alike.

Author: Wallace Runnymede

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Fiction Street: A Short Story (1970s Liverpool Series) by Grace. M. Jolliffe

A heart-breaking tale of childhood from 1970s Liverpool as seen through the eyes of a child.Fiction Street is a dark story offering a window into a child’s imagination following a disturbing encounter with a predator.Not to be missed by readers of Lyn Andrews and Dilly Court.It’s 1970s Liverpool and Rebecca is worried. She’s going to be late for school.She wants to take a short cut through Fiction Street, but she’s not allowed to go down Fiction Street.No children are allowed to go down Fiction Street but nobody ever told her why.Nobody ever tells Rebecca anything.Suddenly a van pulls along beside her and a strange man offers her a lot of money. He needs her go and get him something. Trouble is she doesn’t understand just what that something is.She wants to help. Good girls always do what grownups tell them and Rebecca has always been a very good girl.But this man isn’t good. He’s the opposite of good and Rebecca has a narrow escape.Everything changes when Rebecca tells her teacher and for reasons she can’t possibly understand she’s never going to be good again.ABOUT THE AUTHORGrace Jolliffe was born and brought up in Liverpool but has since moved to Ireland. She loves to write about Liverpool and her novel Piggy Monk Square, was also based in Liverpool.Piggy Monk Square was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize.She is a prolific writer and is widely published. She has also written and directed documentary as well as several award winning short films.Grace is currently working on her next Liverpool based Novel.Categories:Short StoriesHistorical FictionDark storiesLiverpool storiesBritish Stories

Author: Grace. M. Jolliffe

Rating: Rating: 3.90 / 5
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Deadly Degrees in the Pyrenees (Death in the Pyrenees Book 5) by Elly Grant

The ghastly murder of a local estate agent reveals unscrupulous business deals, which have the whole town talking. Michelle Moliner was not liked, but why would someone want to kill her?The story unfolds told by Danielle: a single, thirty-something cop based in a small French town in the Eastern Pyrenees. Danielle’s friends may be in danger, and she must discover who the killer is before anyone else is harmed.Deadly Degrees in the Pyrenees is the 5th book in the Death in the Pyrenees series. It’s about life, local events, colourful characters, prejudice, and of course death in a small French town. This is a standalone novel and can be enjoyed even if you haven’t read other books in the series.

Author: Elly Grant

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Bastard Princess (The Elizabeth of England Chronicles Book 1) by G. Lawrence

February, 1603.
In Richmond Palace, London, the last Queen of the Tudor dynasty, Elizabeth I, is dying.

As Death hovers at her elbow, waiting for her to obey his call, the aged Queen looks back on her life, and on the trials, victories and sorrows which brought her eventually, to the throne of England. Not quite three years old when her mother, the notorious Anne Boleyn, was arrested and executed on charges of adultery and treason, Elizabeth became a true princess of the Tudor era, in a time when the balance of power, politics and passion were fragile… and the cost of failure was death. Her childhood and teenage years were fraught with danger as competing factions and ideologies sought to undermine and destroy her in the bid for power at the Tudor court.

This is the story of Elizabeth Tudor, last daughter of Henry VIII, and her journey to the throne of England. Told from her own mouth… the tale of the Bastard Princess, who would, one day, become England’s greatest Queen.

Book One, in the Elizabeth of England Chronicle by G. Lawrence, The Bastard Princess.

A small, but hopefully welcome, percentage of the Author’s income from this book will be donated to two animal welfare organisations. Wild Futures, (Reg. Charity No: 1102532) working to protect primates and their habitats worldwide, and CAPS, The Captive Animals Protection Society.

Author: G. Lawrence

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
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