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Fivehead's Military Men
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,840. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the 1st World War, these are the stories of the men from a rural village in Somerset, who went to war, to do their duty. Many would not come home, others came home with injuries that would blight the rest of their lives. The Villagers did their part too; taking in refugees, helping to work the land for food and keeping the home fires burning.
The Ladies of Dunster Castle
Price: $2.85 USD. Words: 37,030. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2017 by Mereo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
What makes Dunster Castle so unusual is the prominent role women have played in its fortunes. Jim Lee worked for many years at the castle and knows more about it than just about anyone. Here he presents an entertaining history of the roles, from the heroic to the self-indulgent, its women have played over the centuries.
Stair-Rods and Stars: A Cycling Perambulation
Price: Free! Words: 79,080. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
Discover the parts of Southern England guides that other travel books have yet to reach. Follow our roving cyclist as he humorously camps his way along canals, disused railway lines and ancient trails, taking in iconic cities from Bath to Winchester to Leicester. The only known travel book written in reverse chronology, as the author picks apart the history and the mystery of everyday life..
Mud, Sweat and Beers
Price: Free! Words: 27,580. Language: British English. Published: June 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Hikes & walks, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
A humorous 'rambling' adventure across Southern England. Two young(ish) men set off in search of a remote village in Somerset purely because it had the same name as their home village in Kent. Armed with little more than a trusty axe and a tent, they follow long distance paths via Surrey, Hampshire & Wiltshire. Funny, informative and surreal; this is the only known travel book with dream sequences
Jack Pepper Conquers the Green Man
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 38,450. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / Other
‘Jack Pepper Conquers The Green Man’ is an exciting contemporary mystery story for young people. Jack receives a very mysterious ‘phone call from a weird old lady called Tabitha Demdike who demands that he and his friends go down to stay at her small Somerset coastal guest house. She wants him to find their missing medieval Green Man stone figure.
Dunster - A Castle at War
Price: $2.85 USD. Words: 51,200. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2014 by Mereo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Dunster Castle on the Somerset coast is one of Britain’s oldest and most intriguing great buildings, its turrets evoking centuries of siege warfare, dark deeds, bloodshed and treachery. Dunster’s rich and colourful story covers more than nine hundred years of intermittent warfare. Jim Lee worked as Education Coordinator for the National Trust at Dunster Castle for 20 years. This is Dunster's story
Outside Inside
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,220. Language: British English. Published: May 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
A story of love, betrayal and cider. When Miriam makes a break for adventure, she meets Paul in the Flying Horse Café. He gives her a lift down south in an old van and she is soon having the time of her life. But a dark secret from Paul’s past threatens to destroy everything.
The Curse Tablet
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 98,420. Language: British English. Published: February 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A new start. An escape to the country. Tom and Mary Ridings thought that leaving the city behind them would help them forget bad times. A new start for an old country town. The people of Linchester thought that new technologies could move them on from their dark, superstitious past. But a chance discovery of an ancient mosaic leads to events where bad memories are the best things to be disturbed
Doguar and the Baboons of War
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,780. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Meet Doguar - mind of a Zen monk, body of an Airedale Terrier Doguar is a genetically enhanced Airedale Terrier with near-human intelligence. But is he smart enough to stop the evil genetics corporation? Will he defuse the time-bomb in his own DNA? And can he save his beloved Ruby from the men who want to dissect her brain? A biopunk adventure for middle graders, young adults and adults.
A Party at Buntings
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 153,590. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
When Adam Winter arrived at Bristol’s Parkway station he didn’t expect to find a dead body and an injured man almost side-by-side, nor did he realise what a complex set of relationships he would find himself drawn into. A recently widowed young author, he is researching material for a crime novel and he finds much to interest him – even an attempt on his own life, not to mention more murders.