Austin Macauley

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We are an independent trade publisher based in the heart of Canary Wharf. Our lists contain a wide range of genres, both fiction and nonfiction, and we publish a variety of interesting books suitable for all ages and tastes.

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The Wishing Machine
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Pre-release—available October 31, 2014. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 17,780. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
The Wishing Machine is a contemporary fairy-tale story set in the harsh real world, providing the young and the young at heart with a thoroughly modern and humorous twist on the traditional fairy-tale theme of Be Careful What You Wish For!
The Haunt of Fate
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Pre-release—available October 31, 2014. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,100. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Can fate work both ways? Do we only recognise the hand of fate when it goes against us? Or is it possible that it balances out over time? Is that what we mean by justice? For Estelle, it's a niggling feeling that something isn't right. Whatever part fate played in the ‘accidental' death of her husband, she needs to unravel a mystery to find out the truth.
Annu
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Pre-release—available October 31, 2014. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 256,860. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Religious
On a South Pacific island during the last decades of the twentieth century, indigenes, migrant workers and European managers struggle to understand and define themselves and their place in the incomprehensible world shaped by the Van Island Palm Oil Development Company
An Artist's Life
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Pre-release—available October 31, 2014. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,320. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
An account of an ordinary artist's life in the extraordinary world of art. The vivid descriptions of the world about her, whether it be people with whom she works or sees on her daily commute, or the landscape and townscape through which she travels could only come from an artist with a keen eye for detail.
All in a Day
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Pre-release—available October 31, 2014. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,940. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
It's Friday the 13th back in 1958, and as the quaint Yorkshire Dales village of Dibbledale awakes, unsuspecting as to what lies ahead on that infamous day of bad luck and superstition, a number of personal dramas, narrated with humour and a touch of pathos, are all to be played out.
Tiger Trail
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Pre-release—available October 31, 2014. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,890. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
This is a character-based novel and is almost a psychological study of the different personalities in the camp; just as you think the camera crew are working harmoniously together, some characters may just surprise you!
BATTLING A BRAIN INJURY: The Life That Kack Built
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Pre-release—available October 31, 2014. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 24,110. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
On 01.01.2010 I incurred a very severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) whilst walking as an innocent pedestrian beside the A406 (North Circular) in North London. Confidently I can say that a brain injury is not something that I should even wish on my worst enemy.
Better A Friend Than A Foe!
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Pre-release—available October 31, 2014. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 34,540. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
An interesting, factual account of just one NATIONAL SERVICEMAN'S experiences during his service in Malaysia during 1951-1953, a period within the MALAYAN EMERGENCY.
The Island
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Pre-release—available October 31, 2014. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,400. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Literature » Business
This is a character study of sorts of the enigmatic Thai-Chinese businessman, Pracha Wantana. It explores the sometimes conflicting natures of Eastern and Western cultures; where collectivism and individualism meet and clash.
My Fairholme Road Days
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Pre-release—available October 31, 2014. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 36,940. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
‘Shakespeare said that the world is a stage; well, 29, Fairholme Road was a stage and we had some characteristic actors come and go... the performance was life itself.' In this gritty and often poignant account of life as a landlord's son in a guesthouse in West London from the 1950s onwards, Michael O'Mahony introduces us to some truly memorable characters and scenes.
Darkness And Light Volume Two
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Pre-release—available October 31, 2014. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,980. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
This brand new collection of short stories is called ‘Darkness and Light' for a reason, Lino Sterlini will plunge you into the darkest depths of humanity, exploring dastardly deeds and criminal minds. But fear not, against all the darkness there is light! Amongst the heart-racing tales there are heart-warming ones of love and friendship.
Sicily, A Captive Land
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Pre-release—available October 31, 2014. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 121,250. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
Part political critique, part travelogue, Sicily, a captive land will evoke compassion for ordinary Sicilians and outrage at the havoc long wreaked in their lives.
Loceville
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Pre-release—available October 31, 2014. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 150,050. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
In life, there are no guarantees, as Derick and Davy find out. What do you do when you feel you have no choices remaining? Set in South Africa, this is a story about decision making and coming of age; how consequences affect decisions and how friendship can survive throughout.
The Motives Trilogy
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Pre-release—available October 31, 2014. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,500. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Computer technician Laura Jamieson sure had a job on her hands when dealing with the evil Supercomputer ‘Giga 6'. After she removes the ‘bad egg' chip from his brain, the two gradually become firm friends. Can machines and humans work together to fight the Extremists before they carry out their wicked plan to kill all the young people in the world?
Tracy Manners
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Pre-release—available October 31, 2014. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,240. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
At the age of 24, Tracy Manners is arrested for attacking her girlfriend. It is the first time - a matter of lost tempers - but it is likely to mar the rest of her life and mark her as a criminal in both her social life and employment.
Who's Who in Thomas Hardy
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Pre-release—available October 31, 2014. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 24,750. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature
This guide presents for the first time this century a catalogue listing the characters in the fiction of Thomas Hardy. In minutes, the reader can find a summary of who does what and in which work - useful for students, scholars, and lovers of Hardy everywhere.
66 U.S. Dollars
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Pre-release—available October 31, 2014. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 133,930. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Literature » Business
In 1978 when Jack Durham is made redundant and his home is in danger of repossession he accepts a position in Northern Cyprus, moving his young family with him. All does not go well, however, and once again difficulties threaten to disrupt the recovery of the family's fortunes. These set-backs are met with a fortitude that is described with warmth and humour.
Ugly Truth, Beautiful Lies
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Pre-release—available October 31, 2014. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 125,040. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Joe and his wife Laura's holiday looks to be anything but relaxing when they are tasked to find out the truth about the disappearance, some 160 years previously, of Connor Magee, low born but noble and romantic, and his upper class sweetheart Isabella.
Powerpoint and Coffee
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Pre-release—available October 31, 2014. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 20,560. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
Edit A wry look behind the scenes at the world of marketing in the food and drink industry. How one man's career was founded on getting chocolate, cheese and cider from boardroom to barcode.
God Repays Debts In Blood
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Pre-release—available October 31, 2014. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,920. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
A concentration camp chef. A Nazi hunter with a vendetta. A victim of cruel medical experiments. And the man responsible for the horrors... K A Gardner tells the horrific story of the concentration camps from the point of view of survivors and perpetrators, providing fascinating snapshots into the lives of post-war Jews.
Alcedo - A Collection of Poems
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Pre-release—available October 31, 2014. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
In his debut collection, Alcedo, Jeffrey Donoghue delivers forty original poems that establish him as a major new voice in modern poetry. Encompassing the depth and breadth of human experience, of life, love and death as well as tackling the largest of questions of existence and meaning, his poems speak of the matters that confront us all.
Elly's Juxtapose
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Pre-release—available October 31, 2014. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 136,850. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Some things need to be forgotten - others cry to be uncovered. In this fascinating story which stretches from the Crusades to the present day, Elly's Juxtapose follows the twists and turns of a love that will not die.
Hi Hawaii!
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Pre-release—available October 31, 2014. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,420. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Hollywood is alive with opportunities. Julia, an actress fresh out from England, gets a part in a sci-fi movie which stars her screen hero Ellis McCready. Will their romance survive when risqué footage is uploaded onto the internet? Close friend Barbara does more harm than good and her ex-boyfriend Gerald is determined to get her back.
The Dependants
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Pre-release—available October 31, 2014. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 97,260. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Literature » War
For the men serving in the British Army in Afghanistan life is one long nerve-draining series of patrols. But what about the women back home, the wives and the mothers who fear that dreaded knock on the door bringing unbearable news? Rachel Lynch takes the reader on their journey, through those anxious months of loneliness and separation.
Survival of the Fittest
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Pre-release—available October 31, 2014. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,840. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
It is 2025 and the world is under a terrible threat of invasion by an alien nation, despite this, there is no sense of impending doom or panic. Why? No one knows that they are already here! However a team of scientists stumble on this deadly threat and discover things are much worse than initially thought.
One Day in Twiggleton
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Pre-release—available October 31, 2014. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 1,640. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Friendship
A delightful bedtime story introducing: Lanky, Tweeny and Butterburr. They have a difficult day at school but learn a valuable lesson, thanks to a copper beech tree and Mrs Longtrunk.
A Slice of Life: A Collection of Short Stories
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Pre-release—available October 31, 2014. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 25,300. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Literature » Biographical
It's a tough life growing roses and landscaping around Windsor. At any time you could find yourself customising a mower, running from wasps, or crashing through a five bar gate. For David G. Cox and his old-school dad such things are common place, and in A Slice of Life, David recounts them with gentle wit and a sincere fondness for country ways.
My Letting And Travel Experiences
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,480. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Home buying
Vanda Morris offers her personal experiences with letting properties in the UK and abroad. She started out in the 60s, when property, as an investment was unheard of and makes comparisons to how things are today. Vanda highlights the pitfalls and challenges that come with property letting.
Walk Into The Unknown
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 168,720. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
One summer in 1960 an au pair flew into London from Switzerland. Alone in the soot and bombsites, she hoped only to broaden her horizons and improve her English. A stranger to Britain at a time when television was new, abortion was illegal and some said the Beatles were crap, her father expected her back within a year.
The Beginning - The Toni Taxi Series
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 610. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Cars
The first in a proposed series of illustrated adventures for the friendly little green taxi Toni and his friends, who live in a faraway place called Toddington Lane. There's always someone new and interesting to meet when you're a taxi!
The Scent of Love
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 158,710. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
In 2009, no one answers the door of a flat in an apartment block in Fifth Avenue, off Ghandi Street, Teheran. From this one event, Lily Monadjemi crafts a compelling tale of love and darkness of the soul, combining crime thriller with tragedy, the consequences that occur when The Scent of Love is lost.
Does It Hurt To Die
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 105,560. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
What was particularly strange about his father's death was that no one, especially not his mother, seemed to want to give him any more information about why or how his father had died. The older that he grew the more it irritated him that no one would talk about his father.
Counterintuitive Analysis
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 34,260. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Movements / Analytic
here have been many prophecies on how the world will end - The Wrath of God, Nuclear War, Alien Invasion, a big rock falling out of the sky, Worldwide Plague, Disco Comeback... Who knew it would be by the publication of a simple work of philosophy?
Nothing's Ever Simple
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,530. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
After all, how do you know that you won't like someone or indeed this book, until you've actually tried!!! So pick me up, read my content and get to know the person within, Take it from the shelf, go home, be alone and then begin!!!
The Lady From Maida Vale
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,720. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Dawn Hope has a relatively normal life - she lives on the outskirts of London with her ageing father, and during the day works around Europe listening in on and translating for business meetings. But all that changes when she meets Carlo, the enigmatic Italian millionaire; and with their rapidly-blooming affair comes all sorts of trouble, from politics to smuggling to suspected art heists.
The Adventures of Itchy, Scratchy and Fleabag
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Itchy, Scratchy and Fleabag are three naughty hedgehogs who get up to all sorts of mischief when their mum isn't looking! Swimming in raging rivers, going down dark tunnels and climbing great big trees... and their friends Bonnie and Jack have to rescue them all the time!
Domestic Years, Tears And Fears - Part One
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 14,310. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Abuse
It would be easy to place this book in the ‘self-help' section of a bookshop or library, but it is more of an open letter of encouragement for anyone finding themselves in the unenviable position of living with domestic abuse.
Dream On
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,610. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
After an accomplished career working for a clandestine team, known simply as The Unit, Krista Crawshaw has finally completed her last assignment. At only thirty-five, she is being fully retired.
Another Time, Another Place
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 122,080. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Carlo di Angelis's wife Sophie is in hospital for a routine operation. Yet outside the hospital Carlo's old flame Julie Bloomfield falls into his arms. Meanwhile, 150 miles away in Bradford, Tarik is falling under the influence of Islamic extremists. What will Sophie wake up to, or had she better not?
A Touch Of Dusk
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 9,810. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
The author, Ayesha Ahmed, evokes the emotion of heartache and lost love in her collection of verses. Though sometimes a touch melancholy, there is a charm and empathy that will touch those whose lives have been affected by past lost loves.
Rising To The Surface
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 14,860. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
The heartfelt and richly allusive story of a woman gradually learning to live again after a devastating loss. Following the death of her youngest son in a motorbike accident, Maria is cast into a dark featureless world where familiar and established boundaries have been wiped out.
I'll Blame It On The Wind
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 163,630. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Austin Macauley Publishers are honoured to announce the publication of ‘I'll Blame it on the Wind' by Mathew Colbert. This heart wrenching story details horrific physical and sexual abuse, and is at its core, a tale of survival.
Path of Power: Book 2: The Book of Dawn and Dusk
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 126,830. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Alexander Angelus the true heir of Angelia, and his she-elf companion Helena Drake of the Order of the Slayers, embark on an epic adventure that takes them over Anarchos, coming across many unscrupulous characters, terrifying monsters and obstacles as they go.
Hyperion (2nd Edition)
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 263,170. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
120,000 years from now, humanity has civilized a collection of distant worlds. Having no knowledge of Earth, this civilization is dominated by a powerful religion that holds a doctrine of human origin developed from baseless superstition.
Nature Creatures
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 680. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Here come the nature creatures, creeping around the earth, in your garden and in your house. Oh look at them crawling, wriggling and flying, they are just so natural aren't they?
What in the World? Brief Observations of the Human Condition
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs
With the world falling apart around us, it's easy to wonder just where we, as the human race, have gone wrong. In What in the World?, author Edwin Sparkes highlights some of the main issues that we in society should be addressing, from the actions of religious hate groups to the misconduct of politicians and governments the world over.
An Adventure Around Australia In a Ute
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,190. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
This account of Suzanne Thompson's travels through Australia with her husband, Gary, conveys her enthusiasm for travelling to new places and communing closely with nature and its surroundings.
Wrath of the Righteous
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 184,880. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Michael Angelus, Finance Director of the Murtagne Corporation and undercover ‘consultant' with the US Internal Anti-terrorist Agency, together with his partner, Anna, are on a well-earned vacation in the West when he receives an urgent call from his colleague, Stella that has implications beyond anything he can imagine.
Clouds Got In My Way
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 157,680. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
Freya, already disillusioned with life, enters her eighteenth year confused as to where she should go. It's the sixties and Freya's liberal mother holds court every night in an open house: a 48 year old teenager partying with her daughter's friends. It's embarrassing. Freya needs space, Freya needs a chance to mature and find her way. Enter Frank.
Rosie the African Elephant
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 43,080. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Rosie lives with her extended family and friends in the Zambezi valley. When the evil Mr Umani and his men decide to take the valley for themselves they commit a terrible act which leaves Rosie alone.
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Books

From Castanets to Conscription
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 114,790. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
It's 1957 and Peter Mardle receives two letters on the same day - one giving details of his call-up for National Service, and the other from his cousin in Spain inviting him to stay with her and her GI husband. What would you do?

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