The Yellow Wallpaper
‘It is stripped off – the paper – in great patches . . . The colour is repellent . . . In the places where it isn’t faded and where the sun is just so – I can see a strange, provoking, formless sort of figure, that seems to skulk about . . .’
Based on the author’s own experiences, ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ is the chilling tale of a woman driven to the brink of insanity by the ‘rest cure’ prescribed after the birth of her child. Isolated in a crumbling colonial mansion, in a room with bars on the windows, the tortuous pattern of the yellow wallpaper winds its way into the recesses of her mind.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman was America’s leading feminist intellectual of the early twentieth century. In addition to her masterpiece ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’, this new edition includes a selection of her best short fiction and extracts from her autobiography$0.00
The Iron Heel
Part science fiction, part dystopian fantasy, part radical socialist tract, Jack London’s The Iron Heel offers a grim depiction of warfare between the classes in America and around the globe.$0.00
In the year 2432, humans think they are alone in the universe. They’re wrong.
Commander Noa Sato plans a peaceful leave on her home planet Luddeccea … but winds up interrogated and imprisoned for her involvement in the Archangel Project. A project she knows nothing about.
Professor James Sinclair wakes in the snow, not remembering the past twenty four hours, or knowing why he is being pursued. The only thing he knows is that he has to find Commander Sato, a woman he’s never met.
A military officer from the colonies and a civilian from Old Earth, they couldn’t have less in common. But they have to work together to save the lives of millions—and their own.
Every step of the way they are haunted by the final words of a secret transmission:
The archangel is down.$0.00
The Machine Stops
The Machine Stops is a short science fiction story. It describes a world in which almost all humans have lost the ability to live on the surface of the Earth. Each individual lives in isolation in a ‘cell’, with all bodily and spiritual needs met by the omnipotent, global Machine. Most humans welcome this development, as they are skeptical and fearful of first-hand experience.
People forget that humans created the Machine, and treat it as a mystical entity whose needs supersede their own. Those who do not accept the deity of the Machine are viewed as ‘unmechanical’ and are threatened with “Homelessness”. Eventually, the Machine apocalyptically collapses, and the civilization of the Machine comes to an end$0.00
The Prisoner of Zenda
The Prisoner of Zenda is a gripping adventure novel set in the fictional country of Ruritania. The king of this fictional country is drugged on the eve of his coronation and thus unable to attend the ceremony. Political forces are such that in order for the king to retain his crown his coronation must go forward. An English gentleman on holiday who fortuitously resembles the monarch, is persuaded to act as his political decoy in an attempt to save the situation.$0.00
The Book of David — I: Goliath
History is written by the winners, we are told – but what if it weren’t? What if those who lost were to have their say? Terence Morgan (author of ‘The Master of Bruges’, ‘The Shadow Prince’ and ‘Villon’) has applied this question to the founding fathers of the nation of Israel. In this new trilogy (also available as separate volumes), Morgan tells the story of the beginnings of the nation of Israel through the eyes of three men who were in their different ways the ‘losers’ of history – Goliath, whom David slew, Saul, his predecessor as king and Joab, his army general. How would these men have seen the rise of David? ‘The Book of David’ is the bible’s missing volume, a story of love and hate, political chicanery and religious rivalry, the beginnings of nationhood and the men and women whose lives were caught up in its strife.
Terence Morgan is renowned for his ‘retakes’ of history, looking at events from a different perspective. ‘The Book of David’ is a worthy addition to the canon.$3.00
BANG AND BURN (paperback)
Tom Stiles, a former black ops agent, faces the most personal—and deadly—appointment of his career. After the death of one of his lovers, Stiles returns to be with his partner and twin daughters. He finally has the chance at a normal life, as chair of a new fraud taskforce, until death wraps its claws around his existence once more. The father of his former lover—a member of the Chechen Mafia—demands a dangerous favour. Trying to balance his new responsibilities for the government and protect those he holds most dear, Stiles is drawn in to a criminal syndicate with links to international terrorism. ‘Bang and Burn’ is the first in an action-packed thriller series exploring the hidden connections between espionage, international fraud dealings and the deadly potential of information technology.$9.99
BANG AND BURN (e-book)
Tom Stiles, a former black ops agent, faces the most personal—and deadly—appointment of his career. After the death of one of his lovers, Stiles returns to be with his partner and twin daughters. He finally has the chance at a normal life, as chair of a new fraud taskforce, until death wraps its claws around his existence once more. The father of his former lover—a member of the Chechen Mafia—demands a dangerous favour. Trying to balance his new responsibilities for the government and protect those he holds most dear, Stiles is drawn in to a criminal syndicate with links to international terrorism. ‘Bang and Burn’ is the first in an action-packed thriller series exploring the hidden connections between espionage, international fraud dealings and the deadly potential of information technology.$2.99
“I have yearned and I have learned. Yet there is more to see on this coaster of romantic love. I seek its highs and brace for its slows.” So it begins and rolls through the journey. Unfolding in raw emotional outpourings, the yearning and breaking that has clearly been both this journey and likely yours in finding, exploring, holding and losing love.
The Adventures of Bill Bog Brush The Lost Boy
Billy finds out that a young boy hasn’t gone home for his tea as he should. His mum is worried, so Billy offers to look for him, and has quite an adventure on the way! Read an extract on our website www.billybogbrush.co.uk$9.20
The Adventures of Billy Bog Brush The Fire Brigade
Billy has to get a key from inside a house that might be on fire. Read an extract on our website www.billybogbrush.co.uk$9.20
ZZ Top: Complete Recordings Illustrated (download)
Discography of ZZ Top and solo albums by Billy F Gibbons$5.99
‘Bella In The Wych Elm’ by Andrew Sparke
The story of the unsolved Hagley Wood murder – the female body discovered in a hollow tree in Worcestershire in 1943$6.00
‘The Mother Lode’ verse by Andrew Sparke
Plain English but affecting verse about modern life and places and love$6.00
‘Gutter Verse & The Baboon Concerto’ verse by Andrew Sparke
New and highly readable verse about everyday life and loves$6.00
‘Copper Trance & Motorways’ by Andrew Sparke
A new relationship, a fraud…and the city of Lincoln$6.00
‘Abuse Cocaine & Soft Furnishings’ by Andrew Sparke
A novel about relationships, petty crime and two cities Lincoln and Istanbul$6.00
‘Piggery Jokery In Tonga’ by Andrew Sparke
A travel story combined with a land fraud and a Royal Commission$6.00
‘The Magna Carta Wars of Lincoln Cathedral’ by Andrew Sparke
The schism which shook Lincoln Cathedral in the twentieth century$5.00
‘Rear Gunner: In Search of a Tail End Charlie’
The short war of an RAF Lancaster tail gunner$5.00
‘The Ways of Mevagissey’ A family archive
A Cornish family revisited$5.00
‘Photography From The Golden Age of Hollywood’
Photographic book – full colour$6.00
‘Stutthof: In Search of A Nazi Death Camp’ by Andrew Sparke
Guide and short history of the Stutthof Concentration Camp near Danzig$5.00