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Gimble's Challenge
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,000. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2014 by Malachite Quills Publishing. Category: Fiction » Adventure » War & military
1915 - On the Western Front, a tired and exhausted British messenger has been spotted in No Man’s Land by the Germans. With mortar shells falling all around, the struggling runner tries to find a way to safety through machine gun bullets and the enemy patrol sent to kill him. In his flight, the runner is wounded in the leg; making his final fate inevitable...
Private Gimble
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2014 by Malachite Quills Publishing. Category: Fiction » Adventure » War & military
In the horrors of the trenches of the Western Front, the daily miseries of the British soldier are compounded by the added dangers of enemy snipers. When least expected, the shrill whistle of the fatal bullet heralds one more death amongst the thousands that have already fallen. Into this war of nerves, a humble ex-poacher plies his deadly trade.
Laddered Tightropes
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Series: A Bended Family, #12. Price: Free! Words: 20,800. Language: British English. Published: February 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit
“We’re all going on a… bummer holiday.” A week’s getaway with a best friend each is just what the Hartley kids need – if only that was manageable. The twins have been forced to assume that this maze of tangled kin was sown with good intentions, but they aren’t the only ones for whom the island harbours difficult truths.
The Bull At The Gate: Book 2
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Series: Torc of Moonlight, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 107,420. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Book 2: 'Torc of Moonlight' trilogy. Nick has moved to York, a mediaeval city where Viking re-enactments thrill the tourists. When a colleague vanishes the police start asking awkward questions about Alice. But York was once a Roman colonia that garrisoned the Ninth Legion and the Sixth Victrix, and the stains of older, sacrificial, deaths lay buried deep in modern cellars, desperate for escape.
Paratroopers - Ready for Anything – From WWII to Afghanistan
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 30,890. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2014 by RW Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
On Friday 10 May 1940, Britain awoke to the awful news that Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and France had been invaded by Hitler’s forces in a lightning advance through the Low Countries. Overnight it had become clear that the country had lost confidence in the prime minister, Neville Chamberlain’s ability to steer Britain through the war, and he had resigned.
Land of Broken Promises - Patsy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,000. Language: British English. Published: March 14, 2014 by Bluewood Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Patsy’s plans to study for a career in palaeontology are thwarted as the outbreak of WW2 maroons her in Palestine, the land of her childhood. When Rommel’s army is poised to invade Palestine, she joins a British-organized network of Palestinian Jews set up to defy the Germans should they succeed in invading the country she loves.
Slavery, Smallholding and Tourism: Social Transformations in the British Virgin Islands
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 70,400. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Caribbean & West Indies / General
Explores the political economy of development in the British Virgin Islands — from plantations, through the evolution of a smallholding economy, to the rise of tourism. The study argues that the demise of plantation economy in the BVI ushered in a century of imperial disinterest persisting until recently, when a new “monocrop” — tourism — is ascendant. Uses historical and anthropological analysis.
“We Will Never Do An Unjust Act”: The Policies of Thomas Jefferson, Enacted by William Henry Harrison, that Forced a British Alliance with Tecumseh and Hastened War
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,990. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014 by JaMa Publishing. Category: Essay » Political
A carefully researched work that shows how William Henry Harrison, thanks to the now seemingly racist plans of Thomas Jefferson, catapulted himself to the Presidency based on his greed for land and desire to push Native Americans from their lands.
Don Cockell Heavyweight Boxing Contender From England
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,970. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
World heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano fought British Empire champion Don Cockell on May 16, 1955 at San Francisco's old Kezar Stadium. The bout was not regarded as much of a test for Marciano in the pre-fight newspapers leading up to the event. It was the American's 5th title defense. Even British commentators failed to anticipate the highly competitive contest that was about to be staged.
Fever: Rising Temperature of Fever (Book II)
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Series: Fever. Price: Free! Words: 56,060. Language: British English. Published: April 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Fever is an exposition of a heady but not inscrutable abstract tale conceived on the likeness of bodily symptoms to a dysfunctional family, coexisting like the nation it is indigenous to, resembles and lives within. Its nature points seemingly to a fictional story it likens in every aspect and symbolizes with such inane clarity. This is the historical tale of the Nigerian nationhood and its people