Darling Newspaper Press

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Darling Newspaper Press is a small Australian publisher owned and operated by Charles Bryce, pictured here. Authors include John Ivor (historical fiction), Bryce McBryce (short stories and humor) and Ann Morven (crime fiction).
Non-fiction books by Charles Bryce, a lifelong journalist,include a couple of memoirs (Bugles At Sunset, Gone To Bed), poetry (And Thou), and a history book used in many Western Australian schools, The Fabled Swan.

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Nanny And The Jabberwock
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,990. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2013 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Fate sends Charlie to the rescue when Nanny's romance is thwarted by the Colonel's wife. A short story set in 1930s Ceylon in the twilight of the British Raj.
Kill
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Price: Free! Words: 5,390. Language: British English. Published: June 26, 2012 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
(4.00)
Brilliant swordsman and heroic in stature, young Jeremy has only one weakness as he faces his greatest challenge. He is a coward.
Gone To Bed
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 63,120. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2012 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Editors, journalists, & publishers
A British migrant family, determined to prosper, created a newspaper to dazzle the forested suburbs east of Perth, Western Australia. Over 21 years it battled media giants to pioneer the state's suburban press. This memoir relates the odd events and zany characters met along the way, starting without capital in a derelect haunted hotel. It shows how any community is a trove of wonder.
Reverend Rapist
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Price: Free! Words: 4,470. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2012 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
(4.00)
Sentenced to hang in 1828 Scotland, Maggie, 9, discovers there are things worse than death.
Invade America!
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Price: Free! Words: 2,070. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2012 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Biography
Fact, not fiction. A sea captain describes destroying American coastal forts and landing a British army to seize the White House. This concise history begins "Captain Striver" ($2.99), a book that reveals how one man beat impossible odds and family disgrace to create convict Australia's first Free Settlement, blueprint for the nation known today.
Brat
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,850. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2012 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
The big human comedy fuels the writing of Bryce McBryce. This title was first published in paperback in 2006 as Wee Charlie’s World. In a far fortress of the British Raj on the eve of World War 2, the Colonel trembles in his rage; the nuns pray; while an innocent army child strives to understand that baffling species, the Adult. He is a bigger problem than militant Japan.
Crime Please!
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,050. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2012 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
CHILLS AND CHUCKLES . . . This selection of mystery tales by Ann Morven, diva of the whodunit, varies from the macabre to the magical, yet always a gripping read. Whether it is widowed Marjorie cultivating weeds, Luckless Liz trying to strike it rich or balladeer Sheil B. Wright bumbling along a murder trail, readers are assured of sizzling entertainment.
The Right Royal Bastard
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,640. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2011 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Alleged true heir to the British throne, a Black Australian singer is murdered on the eve of inheriting a fortune. To unmask the killer, bumbling amateur sleuth Sheil B. Wright opposes a police Anglophile and a sinister toff from Buckingham Palace.
The Seventh Petal
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,510. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2011 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
A creepy castle, hidden treasure, and the murders keep coming. Bumbling balladeer Sheil B. Wright finds a corpse and intrudes on an isolated weekend group in the Scottish Highlands. While a dunce at deduction, she’s well versed in human frailty and traumas of the heart. But can she catch a serial killer?
The Killing of Hamlet
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,360. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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Visiting folksinger Sheil B. Wright, hired to sing old ballads, witnesses a real murder on stage during the premiere of a newly discovered Shakespeare play. The English village audience, however, see Sheil as the killer. To clear her name she must challenge hi-tech forensics. After a second murder, Sheil finds a 400-year-old clue, and this makes her the killer's next target.
Run Maggie Run
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Series: Swan River, 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,770. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
A child sentenced to hang, Maggie flees 1830s Scotland and endures a violent odyssey to womanhood. An original heroine of flawed psyche, her self-taught book wisdom frequently fuels catastrophe. She joins gentryfolk sailing to create an Eden in the wilderness, promoted as a Second America. Deceit and murder predominate instead.
Eden's Deadly Shore
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Series: Swan River, 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,550. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
At seventeen, shopgirl Maggie meets the man of her dreams, but her dye-stained cheeks turn the dream to nightmare. This thrilling sequel to Run Maggie Run is set in a class conscious 1830s colony, where Maggie opposes its corrupt British rulers.
The Spirit of Waterloo
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,400. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A terror from Britain's glory days arrives to haunt the garrison school. The Colonel fumes, the Padre swoons, and Wee Charlie is a last forlorn hope.
Java's Dream
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,260. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Before history, humanity begins when a strange fork-legged creature challenges bestial tradition. In making this moral stand, Java and his mate risk all.
Wee Charlie's World
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,260. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In the twilight of the British Raj, this precocious brat is a bigger problem than militant Japan. Delightfully nostalgic and humorous: a literary gem.
The Widow's Golden Weeds
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,000. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(3.00)
Everybody praised Marjorie’s gourmet wonder, yet her closest neighbour was determined to destroy it. Not just a short story, Ann Morven's delightful narrative includes the bonus of some delicious dandelion recipes.
The Painted Ladies
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,590. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
The nude painting of a senior officer's wife scandalises Britain's Swan River Colony in the 1830s. Young Maggie from the bakery fears for the mild male artist, her friend, who is challenged to a duel. This is a humorous excerpt from the novel "Great Land of Dreams".
Look In The Well
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,250. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(3.00)
A young couple with children buy a house at suspiciously low price. The ghostly urgings that follow could not be denied. An old well can hold all manner of things. In this creepy yarn, the suspense is well written, the denouement amusing, and the final twist a chilling horror. Ann Morven knows how to grip from her very first sentence.
The Coolie's Sweetheart
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,880. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Black and comely is she, but disaster swoops when love poems fall into the wrong hands. This is a spoof on the British Raj at its peak in the Far East.
Birthday Snakes
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00)
Hired to sing for a sultan, professional entertainer and amateur sleuth Sheil B. Wright is accused of stealing his priceless birthday jewels. To clear her name she must find the real thief, but an angry cobra has its own deadly agenda.
The Prize Bride
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Price: Free! Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Marrying for money would save the career of a penurious young captain. But winning the daughter of The Wangler, an English tycoon, was a prospect to fear. Author John Ivor delights with this humorous account of bride-seeking in the early 1800s. The characters interact in an unusual, yet richly endowed, county mansion.
Great White Hunting Flop
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,980. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
In colonial days, being a great white hunter was frequent imperial recreation, “the done thing”. But jungle wildlife can dish up nasty surprises. A memoir from the 1950s.
The Wizard of Woe
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,250. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Small yet smart, Mousedeer outwits a wizard who has cast an evil spell over the jungle.
Mousedeer
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,460. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
A children’s favourite in Southeast Asia for 1000 years, the little Mousedeer outsmarts jungle bullies. Each of the ten stories is self-contained, and authentic to the tradition of imparting correct behaviour. As every Mum knows, a child needs guidance. The well-proven method of centuries is employed here, read-aloud fun. Ages 4 and up.
Luckless Liz And The Lotto Dream
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,640. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(2.00)
Most people agree that superstitions are silly, yet those same people think twice about flouting them! In this light-hearted family tale, author Ann Morven captures the instincts and frustrations that motivate all mums, and there’s an end twist that inspires. This tale is short and sweet, yet could well charm your own vital goodluck.
Jesse Owens And The Sprinting Buddha
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,560. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
Strange yet true, American Olympian Jesse Owens encountered, and personally confirmed, a sprinting freak in the Malayan jungle in the 1950s. Reported first-hand by a witness to the event, it also gives rare insight into the great athlete’s humble nature. Reporter Charles Bryce accompanied Owens in this visit to frontline troops.
That Lovely Feeling
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,240. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00)
Love and murder, both passionate pursuits, share a jungle retreat for millionaires. In this tangled habitat of lust and fear, cash-strapped Sheil (make ’em laugh) is hired to sing. She hunts for clues and herself falls prey. Whodunit diva Ann Morven's tease is more risqué than her usual. It is a scary tingle of delight, featuring her popular heavyweight chump of crime fiction.
Murder Piping Hot
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,100. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Mad bomber at large, bumbling amateur in pursuit! Folksinger Sheil B. Wright is sole survivor when a Scottish ritual is fatally disrupted in Australia's green Southwest. Sheil challenges pedantic police inspector Sheryl Holmes, descendant of the great Sherlock, finding clues in a lovesong and smutty verse by Robert Burns. Passions are unleashed. The killer decides Sheil must die.
Blood On The Wind
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,300. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00)
You never know where murder will strike. This brilliant short whodunit first appeared 1993 in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine.
Swamp Magic
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
(4.00)
Young woman trapped in a magic spell? It happens all the time in fairy tales; now, in this short story, author Ann Morven weaves her particular fancy around a global modern problem, the extinction of rare species. In this light-hearted romp, magic twists unpredictable spells, yet isn’t love itself the greatest magic?
Captain Striver
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,260. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2008 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Family in disgrace, a penurious young sea captain dreams of creating a British colony to replace lost America. Against him stand Admiralty, Government and the influential British East India Trading Company. Nevertheless, if only he can marry into wealth . . . Based on true events, this fictional autobiography is Book Two of ‘Strive’, dreamers of The Great Southland, published hardback in 2000
Brat Overboard
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,950. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2008 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Laugh! At the eve of World War 2 a child on a troopship is a bigger worry than the enemy. This episode of 2550 words by Bryce McBryce introduces Charlie to a pompous English colonel.
Born-again Bandit
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,200. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2008 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Hilarious! On the eve of World War 2, the British Raj encounters a child more troublesome than militant Japan. A short-story of 3750 words by Bryce McBryce.
Kill Him Sweetly
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,950. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2008 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(3.00)
Christmas ain't happy when you're next target of an unknown killer. This award winning short-story of 3240 words is by the whodunit diva Ann Morven.
Amateur Rebel
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Series: Swan River, 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,340. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2008 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Maggie, an interpreter, believes justice can’t be achieved without just rulers, so she fights corrupt despots of an 1830s British Colony. And tries not to fall in love with Jeremy, her hot-headed foolish ally. Magistrates commit murder, the natives mistake a missionary as an incarnation of the Rainbow Serpent come to evict white settlers, and Maggie could lose her head - literally!
No Kiss For A Killer
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Series: Swan River, 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,030. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2008 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Skilled swordsman Jeremy Hanwell vows to avenge his father’s murder. Then he falls in love – with a woman who’ll reject him if he performs this sacred duty. Romance rides a thorny trail in an 1830s British Colony.


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