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The Songs We Hide
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 97,990. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2018 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Fear rules in Communist Hungary, 1951. After part of Péter Benedek's family farm is seized, he moves to Budapest to do manual labor. There he meets Katalin, an unwed mother and singer who recognizes Péter's talent and takes him on as her first voice student. As the two form a bond based on a mutual love of music, they see hope for a better life.
A Kangaroo In My Sideboard
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,310. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
An Englishwoman’s account of emigrating to Australia in 1949, together with her asthmatic husband, their three year old daughter – and her mother’s antique sideboard!
The Dead Possum Gang
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,000. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2017 by Bluewood Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Rick Edwards’ young life is turned upside down when his dad returns from the war and the family move to Southern California and Rick discovers a cadre of friends. Confronted with new threats—nuclear holocaust, polio, a war in Korea—the boys unite as The Dead Possum Gang. When Diane moves in next door, she brings her flute, friendship, and danger in the form of her step-brother, Larry.
Bunting, Bicycles and Blackmail
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 29,870. Language: British English. Published: August 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Coming of age
(A novella) In 1953, Coronation Year, wartime rationing is almost over. Things can only get better. Daniel is leaving school. He gives up his part-time job at the warehouse where such puzzling things have happened. He wants to work as a mechanic but Mum wants him to aim higher and to marry a better class of girl.
Types of characters in the novels of the Angry Young Men
Price: Free! Words: 12,690. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2016. Categories: Essay » Literature
Always caught between vast possibilities and enormous limitations, living with a sharp sense of insecurity in a world where nothing can last and events occur chaotically, the post-war man bitterly experiences the tragedy of having complete liberty to act one way or another while his efforts are never successful because he is never able to master the complexity within both his world and himself.
The Bird Knows More
Price: Free! Words: 77,720. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Death, discrimination and alchemy circles. Kasside Cissine is a cadet at a military-run academy which houses Alchens (people born with supernatural abilities). Kasside and his friend Maron are placed in a dire situation when Maron’s body begins to deteriorate. They manage to escape the strict government academy and tirelessly fight for survival in their search for answers and for salvation.
When Skies Have Fallen
Series: When Skies Have Fallen, 1. Price: Free! Words: 71,080. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Historical
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
For many in war-torn 1944, love blossoms in the dance hall, and airman Arty Clarke is no exception. He’s a thinker and a dreamer; however, it’s not the beautiful, talented dancer in his arms—his best friend Jean—who inspires his dreams. For when his gaze meets that of Technical Sergeant Jim Johnson, Arty dares to imagine a different dance.
A Life Less Ordinary: Book One
Series: A Life Less Ordinary. Price: Free! Words: 92,910. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
It is 2114 in post-apocalyptic, war-torn Russia, just as the economy and life are beginning to rebound. As the second eldest of three brothers, Ivan is just trying to live his life as what he has always been led to believe, a walking genetic anomaly. He is soon to find out just how wrong he has been his entire life.
The Poison Pen (Puddledown Mysteries, #3)
Series: Puddledown Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,220. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2015 by Croft House. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
There's a crisis in Puddledown. Weeks before the wedding of Helena Fairfax and Walter Evans, a malicious poison pen writer is wreaking havoc. Closer to home, Hugo Wainwright has his own troubles--Tommy Granger's family are visiting. When Hugo receives a note, Tommy starts to panic. Can Hugo uncover the author or will the veiled threats of an anonymous stranger drive him and Tommy apart?
Good Old George!
You set the price! Words: 65,200. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
A bleak future faces recently demobbed World War Two soldiers Colin Arnfield and Ray Watson on their return to the depressing north west town of Milltown, until fate in the shape of film star George Formby takes a hand....