What type of writer are you? Historical fiction, I have taken quite a lot of time to write books. I do a lot of research; spend a lot of time checking timelines to make sure it works it. I read a lot of factual books, but also a lot of fiction from that period. “Goodbye …
Torn Edges and its sequel Between Two Bridges by Brian McHugh bring the Irish Civil War of 1922 into our times. The McKenna family starts to research their Irish roots when a mysterious gold coin is found at a Glasgow murder scene. They unveil the intriguing story of two ancestors in the troubled times of …
What type of writer are you? My fiction and poetry revolve round topics rather than relationships. Favourite topics are politics, genealogy, time and evolution. With a hint of the paranormal. Fiction is character-led rather than plot-led. Characters (including their dialogue and their surroundings) must ring true and develop. I write in English, Glaswegian and Doric. With a nod …
Two weeks of talking, listening, watching, learning and lots and lots of books! The Edinburgh International Book Festival was as always a phenomenal celebration of books and showed the big impact of books on society and culture, moral and ethics, economy and environment – in short: every section of life. After days of organising and …
The International Book Festival 2018 in Edinburgh takes place from the 11th of August till the 27th, and Ringwood, as usual, is part of it! With hand written recommendations and leaflets to introduce our featured books, it is well worth a visit! As in previous years, a handful of Ringwood books are featured and presented …
The Memoirs of Franz Schreiber gives a unique perspective on the trials and turmoil of life in Germany during the First World War, its aftermath and the lead up to the Second World War. When Franz Schreiber and his mother get the news that his beloved father would not be returning to their home in Berlin from the battle fields of the First World War, their lives changed in unimaginable ways. Following Franz as he grows into a man, the effects of war are endless, and the story of his life is littered with love, tragedy and danger.
A fantastic new novel from Charles P. Sharkey author of Dark Loch and The Volunteer.
The Memoirs of Franz Schreiber can now be ordered from this website for £9.99 plus P&P.
Title: Memoirs of Franz Schreiber
Author: Charles P. Sharkey
‘Who Stole Sitting Bull?’ is set on the Isle of Cumbrae. The ‘Sitting Bull’ character is a Scottish boxer who keeps getting knocked over, hence the nickname. Somewhere along the line – and this can only happen in fiction – he gets a shot at a world title and goes to Crete to acclimatise and prepare for the fight at Madison Square Garden in New York. He is mistakenly kidnapped on the Greek island and that’s when the fun and games begin.
Ailee Lorimer suffers strange afflictions. Her memory loss, her sense of dislocation, her feyness – all lead her to seek medical help. Yet she appears to cut to the core of all life before her, now and in the future.
In this gripping, intriguing and funny novel, Mary McCabe winds the plot of individual lives through the times we live in.
Extraordinary things unfold in Stirring the Dust. A corpse left unburied for fear of infection; a paranormal great-great aunt; bigamous and incestuous marriages; a runaway wife and her gypsy rover. Dramatic episodes in the past are linked with the present. A sense of something missing in events now has its echo in the rich cast of characters standing behind down the generations. Mary McCabe should know the cast in this drama. They are the author’s own family. Her mother’s side (the Gardens) were artisans from Banffshire. Her father’s lineage (the Morrows) came to the Central Belt of Scotland from Argyll at the time of Highland Clearances and worked in ironstone mining for three generations until the early twentieth century.
Two Closes and a Referendum is an engaging tale of ordinary people in an extraordinary time. This novel brilliantly captures the growing excitement and fervour of the 2014 Independence Referendum that changed Scotland for ever, as ordinary citizens explored their identity and wrestled with the hopes and fears that surrounded the choice they were asked to make.
The novel has already earned serious praise from eminent Scots critics like Billy Kay, Linda Fabiani and Elspeth King.
A signed First Edition of this book can be ordered now from this website. It costs £9.99 +p&p and can be paid for by credit card card or paypal
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