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Of Dutch Descent
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,450. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In postwar Europe six-year-old Ellie is torn from her home in Holland by her mother Rita to start a new life in New Zealand. Rita is reluctant to tell Ellie about her past, which adds to Ellie’s desire to know more about her roots and her father. She is determined to discover more about her roots but a visit to her home country only disrupts her feelings of belonging even more…
We Came In The Morning
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 20,880. Language: British English. Published: February 12, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism, Essay » Political
A true story of Brutality, Betrayal and Torture in Northern Ireland during ‘The Troubles’ in 1971 at a top-secret Intensive Interrogation centre run by the British Army.
The Misadventures of Captain Stobo
Price: Free! Words: 31,910. Language: British English. Published: June 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
The misadventures of Captain Stobo describe the mishaps and exploits of a British soldier, drawn from his memoirs, who fought in the Battle of Quebec in 1775.
The Lockwoods of Clonakilty
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 90,300. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2017 by Penmore Press LLC. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
“A sweeping historical drama that follows the return of a seriously wounded Waterloo veteran to his family in an Ireland seething with rebellion. As the family struggles to heal his failing body they are threatened by a mysterious madman from his past who could destroy their way of life.” —Robert Burnham, Editor, The Napoleon Series Website
When The Jungle is Silent
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 110,280. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2017 by Penmore Press LLC. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
Set in Borneo during a little known war known as The Confrontation, this story tells of the British soldiers who fought in one of the densest jungles in the world.
Broken Lunch
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,330. Language: British English. Published: November 16, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
An intimate and fast moving memoir, sometimes side-splitting, recalling Simon Dewhurst's privileged and eccentric upbringing in an upper-class English family after the last war. He has no time for misery and self-flagellation. Instead, the narrative glides seamlessly and predictably from one hilarious disaster to the next.
Peril In Paradise:The Andaman Islands Victoria Crosses
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,870. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
A sun-drenched tropical island is probably the last place you would think of where gallantry medals might be won, but in 1867 five British soldiers risked their lives to land a boat and successfully rescue a party of their comrades from the clutches of fierce cannibalistic natives on the Little Andaman Island in the Bay of Bengal. An act for which they received the Victoria Cross.
Crimean War Victoria Crosses: A Selection of Significant Awards
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,580. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
The Crimean campaign produced a number of firsts and superlatives concerning the Victoria Cross. Among them are the first deed to be rewarded with the medal, the first man to be gazetted and the first to wear it, the most Victoria Crosses for a single action, and one of the most famous actions in British military history.
The Fight For Rorke's Drift
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,910. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
A graphic account of the defence of Rorke’s Drift, the battle made famous by the motion picture ‘ZULU!’ An isolated garrison of British soldiers successfully defended a field hospital and supply store against a ferocious Zulu army, which was vastly superior in number. With information taken from the JWB Historical Library, compiled over four decades.
The Sprog
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 142,080. Language: British English. Published: February 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Tony Ryan is a young intelligent man working on a building site in Yorkshire and he hates it. It’s the late nineteen fifties, a time when a two-year period of National Service was compulsory for young men on reaching the age of eighteen. Packing in the building job, Tony joins the RAF and is sent for basic military training.