David Pickering

Biography

David Pickering is an author of both fiction and reference works and has written or contributed to some 250 books. His publications include books on a wide variety of subjects, from superstitions, folklore and witchcraft to history, first names and the theatre. His works of fiction include the novel 'And Stones Shall Dance' and various short stories, a number of them collected in 'Things Lost'.

Where to find David Pickering online


Books

Things Lost and Other Short Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,020. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
An heiress who is terrified of glass, a failed actor facing a gunman on a rooftop, a dentist up a tree, first love, honeymoon romance at the tomb of the Aga Khan, the surprising secrets of a very old lady... Six extraordinary short stories and a novel extract. "Highly enjoyable", "thought-provoking and moving", "amusing and engaging", "tender and evocative", "enchanting" (readers' comments).
The Mayor's Tale
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Price: Free! Words: 6,350. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
(4.00)
'There was nothing in the Market Hampden fire brigade manual about getting dentists out of trees... ' Funny, touching, surreal and entertaining, this is one of a series of lively tales exposing the surprising and sometimes outrageous private life of an English market town. Welcome to Market Hampden, the lily of the south-east Midlands!
A Farewell Performance
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Price: Free! Words: 4,700. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(4.50)
An actor and a gunman on a London rooftop: will the pen prove mightier than the sword? "Highly enjoyable", "very funny", "surreal, entertaining, clever and witty", "a great little story" (readers' comments). A short story taken from 'Things Lost', a collection of stories also available as an ebook.
Dictionary of Superstitions
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 185,710. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Dictionaries
A comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the superstitions, old and new, of the English-speaking world, complete with their origins, meanings and variant forms. A first-class source book for the historian, folklorist and casual reader alike, it also offers antidotes to some of the most feared taboos. Would you know what to do if you broke a mirror?