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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Warts and All
Pre-release—available May 29, 2015. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,770. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Born in the 40s to a public school educated ne'er-do-well father and a mother born and bred in the docks, St Tropez must have seemed inaccessible to the young John Ffitch-Heyes. But in this book, Warts and All, the author shows how luck, determination, and a gallery of contacts picked up along the way can make any dream come true - except, perhaps, multi-millionaire.
Realm of Souls
Pre-release—available May 29, 2015. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 105,900. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Jacob Rawn was just an ordinary ‘Tommy' at the start of WWI, that was until evil dark forces came to join the battle. Fighting for his life, and those of his friends, he discovered within himself powers that were way beyond ordinary human capabilities.
The Time Jigsaw Deliverance
Pre-release—available May 29, 2015. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,290. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Away from their native Scotland for seventeen years, James and Elizabeth Carsell-Brown have enjoyed their time living in New York, James working in a Wall Street firm and Elizabeth putting her artwork up for sale in a local retailer, including a very special painting of her previous coachman in Scotland who had in fact saved her life many years ago.
Tony Goodnight
Pre-release—available May 29, 2015. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 5,980. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Tony Goodnight is eight foot five inches tall, and lives in an overgrown hole in the ground. When Sergeant James Clayton trips over him on the way back from the pub and decides to bring him back to his military barracks, what sorts of trouble will this giant's presence bring?
A Mistress Abroad
Pre-release—available May 29, 2015. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,780. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Told in an engaging style, A Mistress Abroad brings to life that time of optimism, with the vibrant and revolutionary 60s only a few years away. It was a time in which a woman like Jean could enjoy and experience her early working life amidst the fascination of other cultures and the allure of pilots and planes.
Struck
Pre-release—available May 29, 2015. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,850. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Jodie is frightened. Of her husband, Jack. He is a bully who controls her life, telling her what she should do; giving her daily chores and forbidding her from seeing her friends. He controls Jodie by verbal abuse but is not adverse to the use of physical, even sexual violence.
The Price of Freedom
Pre-release—available May 29, 2015. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,970. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
The Price of Freedom is a tension filled read about the development of the main character and ultimately the triumph of good over evil. It builds to a dramatic climax through the machinations of the military machine but the outcome is neither assured nor predictable. As the pace increases, The Price of Freedom will hold your attention until the end leaving the reader to draw their own conclusions.
The Reluctant Celebrity
Pre-release—available May 29, 2015. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,260. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
Some people crave fame, others can't escape it. When property developer and loner, Jules Stewart, comes face-to-face with her former self grinning back from the front page of Britain's most popular tabloid, escape is not an option.
Shadows of Jesus Christ in the Old Testament
Pre-release—available May 29, 2015. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,510. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / Old Testament
For those who find The Old Testament difficult to comprehend will inevitably find the thorough interpretation of The King James Authorised Version a far better read. Although Jesus Christ does not appear in the Old Testament, we can see how he is represented even before his time.
Kaleidoscope
Pre-release—available May 29, 2015. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,980. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
In this collection of short stories John Kennedy entertains the reader on many fronts in the political and religious satire, science fiction and paranormal genres. From over population, inter planetary expansion, racial tension and faith, no subject is beyond the work's scope.
Tales from a Quiet Man
Pre-release—available May 29, 2015. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,450. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
There is something for everyone in this book. John Orr has an imagination that knows no bounds! A collection of short stories that range from the truly grim to the little things that make up all our lives. This book presents a series of cameos that many of us may have experienced and most of us can relate to.
The Empress and the Jewel
Pre-release—available May 29, 2015. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,210. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
The Empress and the Jewel is a heady mix of intrigue, conspiracy and larger than life characters centred on the controversial acquisition of a precious jewel. A fascinating account of possibly one of the most far-reaching and controversial episodes in modern history, The Empress and the Jewel raises many questions against the background of one man's significant and eventful story.
Disco Danby
Pre-release—available May 29, 2015. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,160. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
A young boy's guilt and pain push him into a mystical battle he is ill-equipped to fight. Battling his way through mystical kingdoms and fighting myth and legend, our young hero Danby struggles to become a man. De-evolution is one angry god's answer to the destruction to the Earth done by mankind and only Danby, helped by man and gods alike, can save us from this fate.
The Adventures of Po-Po
Pre-release—available May 29, 2015. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 34,740. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
An amazing and touching adventure story, told from the perspective of Po-Po, a toy poodle.
OSIRIS
Pre-release—available May 29, 2015. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,180. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
Recovering from a terrible car accident which claimed the life of his father, a young teenager soon realises just how much his life has changed. In addition to the grief and physical hardships he must contend with, he soon becomes aware of a strange new mental power his trauma seems to have unlocked. He has developed the amazing ability to read the moods and intentions of others.
My Great Brave Tunes
Pre-release—available May 29, 2015. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 6,420. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
In My Great Brave Tunes, Teresa Doughty captures the cold beauty of the Scottish coast in intricate, elegiac poetry. The poems are accompanied by twelve of Doughty's illustrations.
Sleeping with Amadeus
Pre-release—available May 29, 2015. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,020. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
A little baby girl is born into a world of confusion, neglect and hunger. Saved from her drug addict mother by a kind lesbian couple, Maria Amari begins to show considerable music talent beyond her years. But her musical friendship with invisible friend ‘Mo, Mo' begins to take on a creepy edge.
The Legacy Of Tallow Manor
Pre-release—available May 29, 2015. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 160,110. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
One fateful day, the second meeting of Benjamin and Lizzie, was to change their lives forever. As teenagers, they could not know how their friendship could dictate the course of both their lives. We follow the lives of Elizabeth, the heir of Tallow Manor, and Benjamin, a farrier's son, as the twists and turns of fate and the meddling of family pull and push them through life.
The Scent of Rain
Pre-release—available May 29, 2015. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 44,750. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
An antidote to fast moving city life and throwaway society. It's not long since life was less full and frenetic. And it wasn't all bad. It provided fertile ground for the imagination. This author captures and conveys warmth and humour with great sensitivity. Much more fun than a travel guide, and it will leave you feeling like you were there.
Gone and Forgotten
Pre-release—available May 29, 2015. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,740. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Written in a unique voice, Gone and Forgotten is a richly descriptive narrative that interweaves historical fiction with a modern day story. The questions raised by the book will linger in the mind, long after the final page has been turned.
Exploits in Time
Pre-release—available May 29, 2015. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 43,650. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Here are ten short stories for science fiction fans who enjoy a mystery and a fresh look at time travel.
King Canute
Pre-release—available May 29, 2015. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,750. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
King Canute is a fascinating novel about the famous Viking King of England.
Take a Moment
Pre-release—available May 29, 2015. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,010. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
In Take a Moment, Joan Crory uses poetry, prose and passages from the Bible to encourage the reader to appreciate the everyday beauty surrounding them. She wants to encourage the reader to look for God in every situation and circumstance of life, happy or sad, and thereby discover a new outlook on life.
An Ordinary Woman
Pre-release—available May 29, 2015. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 116,980. Language: English. Published by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Sue Barnett is sixty, married with a grown up family and recently retired. She has an ambition to travel and because her husband won't accompany her she goes alone. On a trip to the Canadian Rockies Sue briefly meets retired cattle farmer - Sam Carter - twenty years her senior.
The Completion
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 143,270. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Faith is involved in a bus accident in which she is severely injured and loses part of her memory. While lying injured, she is picked up by the leader of a religious cult who takes her to his compound, a farm called Genesis. As her health improves, she is put to work on this farm with other workers. She has no idea who she is or where she has come from.
An Inner City
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 101,940. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Chapelgate Gardens, an inner city flats complex in Dublin, provides the backdrop to this honest, gritty account of the lives of a group of young adults in the late sixties in an Ireland gripped in a state of depression and unemployment. Mick, Gerard, Larry and Imelda just get on by hustling, petty thieving and even prostitution.
Mosquito Sting
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 41,580. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
At just eighteen years of age, and still barely a man, Robin begins his training as a young recruit in the Royal Air Force, with the hope that in time, he'd be the pilot of his own fighter plane. After passing through training with flying colours, he soon finds himself at the helm of a de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito, and on perilous missions over Nazi Germany.
United Nations Frontier Service 3: The Fleet Goes Out
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,460. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
With her ability to see people's auras marking her out as something of a medical phenomenon, Jenny Smith's nursing career begins to take a sizeable upswing under the veteran eye of hospital seniors George Obotto and Tim Ogboifo.
Lights In My Life
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,840. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
In Lights in my Life Helen Drew takes the reader from her childhood in New Zealand to her life today. With disarming honesty she describes the highs and lows with equal clarity from a terrible episode in her childhood to the joy of her grandchildren.
A Memorable Man
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,000. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Thurston Hey is the man around whom this charming rustic tale develops against an unfolding backdrop of civil war in the 1600s in rural England.
No Time for Rules
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 203,640. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Intrigue, laugh-out-loud humour, drama, steamy sex and gentle romance...it's all just another day at the office for the rule breaking, rebellious 'locals' at Carrisbrook Estate Rest Home.
Where Were You Jesus?
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 44,310. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
In Where were you Jesus? Richard Magee takes the reader along a journey of the descent into and the coming to terms with a life affected by schizophrenia. As a promising student the author approaches his late teens with optimism until dark periods encroach upon his daily life.
Windmill Cottage
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,230. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
A good old-fashioned romance, girl meets boy, falls in love and they live happily ever after... Well perhaps along the way there are the occasional disasters but nothing that love can't help!
That Good Night: More Memoirs of a Nurse Teacher
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,040. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
In That Goodnight: More Memoirs of a Nurse Teacher, Shirley Phillips, nurse, ward sister, teacher and carer almost into her 70th year, recounts episodes from her career. The milestone of Project 2000 where nurses training now included the degree qualification at the expense of practical experience in the ward saw a deterioration in care quality.
A Gem of a Job
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,020. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
After serving eight out of his nine-year contract with the army, Frank finds himself back at his old training barracks in Surrey. One year left and he could not wait to say ‘bye bye', although he was a great soldier.
Cold Cut to Xentia
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,990. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
With strange worlds, mysterious aliens, spy networks and unique cultures - it's all here in this futuristic, action packed sci-fi thriller from C.S Arle. Unexplained incidents necessitate a special and dangerous undertaking in this riveting story that leads to an exciting and unexpected climax. Get set for a journey to remember!
All About Nigeria - A Monster Created by Great Britain
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,440. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Political science
Nigeria was created in 1914 during the notorious scramble for Africa immediately following the slave trade. It was formed by forcibly merging 250 disparate and conquered communities. On independence in 1960 the British Government handed power to the North as a bulwark against the apparent spread of communist ideas in the South.
The Phone Rang
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,520. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Sheena looks at her reflection in the mirror and feels much older than a typical twenty-eight-year-old. With three young children to look after, she feels she has no choice but to stay with her abusive husband.
Finding Diana
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,990. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency
Diana Butterwick and Michael Pennington have one thing in common - they find themselves cast out and shamed in Regency Britain through injustice and deceit. In Finding Diana, Kathleen Judd skilfully takes the reader along their respective journeys as they attempt to unravel the wrongs perpetrated against them.
For Life is a Walking Shadow
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,440. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
When Brian ‘Brack' Fabian's teenage neighbour Carla goes missing, he is thrown together with her younger sister Skye. A friendship and romance quickly develops, and soon they are investigating Carla's disappearance together.
You've Got a Problem
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,320. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs
Written in plain English without being bogged down in psychological language, this is a book everyone, not just economists and sociologists should read, but everyone from every walk of life. Robert Muddiman's book is an in depth analysis; not just of what it means to be human; but also the nature of humanity.
A Year to Ki
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,430. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
In this taut thriller Trevor John Towers builds suspense as A Year to Kill ticks away taking Mark from England to Iraq and into the dangerous city that was Baghdad under Saddam Hussein.
United Nations Frontier Service 1: The Story of Mars Colony
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,880. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Six young men and women, probably the most intelligent, educated, brightest and fittest people in the world take on the challenge of building a Martian colony. Can they succeed?
Facing the Music
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,000. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
FACING THE MUSIC is about the challenges faced by three music students - Ben, Holly and Joe, over a six year period. Ben's father and sister were killed in a car crash, and he despises his mother's new boy friend, Holly's parents have split up, leaving her devastated, and Joe suffers from dyslexia and petit mal.
The Speed of Time 
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,620. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Cosmos
Theories in the book: 1. The present time does not exist, it is dimensionless. It is a mere borderline and its job is to move a moment from the future to the past.
An Appropriate Death
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,190. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
In the small retirement town of Hockley, on the south coast of England, the castrated body of a man is found buried in a shallow grave on the beach. Quickly establishing that although the man obviously bled to death there is no blood around the body, it is obvious that it has been placed there post mortem; but, by whom and why?
The Alternative Animal Sanctuary: Animals I Have Known
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,500. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Animals
For Tamara Lloyd animal welfare is not just a passion but a way of life. Every home she has bought has needed that extra dimension to include the housing of animals. In The Alternative Animal Sanctuary the reader is taken through the various incarnations of the sanctuary as the number of animals increases over the years.
The End of the Road
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,770. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2015 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Tom is getting on. Not past it by any means, but his daughters have their own lives to lead (if material gain and ambition are what interests you). Moving him in with his sisters at the house at the end of the road appears to get him out of their hair. But it's far from the end of the road for the fun loving siblings.
Dundun: The Talking Drum of the Yoruba People of South-West Nigeria
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 38,030. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2015 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
In Dundun, Niyi Osundina offers the reader the chance to dip into a key cultural component of the people of western Nigeria. Drumming is a vital tradition being part celebration, part oral tradition and part history. From the iya ilu (the mother drum) to the Gudugudu each drum has its unique voice and degree of difficulty in mastership.
Pale Battalions - The Dark Land
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 194,100. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2015 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Sam Morbeck is unhappily married to Jane, who has squandered most of his retirement funds on a gambling addiction. He wants to keep any monies forthcoming from the property of his recently deceased aunt and uncle away from her despicable hand, either through divorce or some brutal act.
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Books

Because You Were There
Pre-release—available May 29, 2015. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,740. Language: English. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
In private letters to her husband, Sally documented her journey from mourning back to love, acceptance, and joy. She hopes that by publishing her letters, she will provide support to others struggling with the grieving process.
From Castanets to Conscription
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 114,790. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2014. Categories: 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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