NON-FICTION & BIOGRAPHY
"Vivid, detailed and fully of lively writing; Knight is a fascinating portrait of a remarkable man."
Henry Hemming, author of 'M' Maxwell Knight, MI5's Greatest Spymaster
One to watch for espionage enthusiasts
Fascinating insight for biography readers, researchers, historians, or anyone who remembers 'Lassie' and wants to find out more about her talented and courageous creator.
KNIGHT: YORKSHIREMAN, STORYTELLER, SPY
by Greg Christie
The epic tale of a major inter-war novelist whose work was lauded by the literary establishment of the 1930s – but overshadowed by his biggest hit.
PRICE: GBP 16.99
DIMENSIONS:152 x 229 mm
“A heroic, epic, thrilling story, ... which will enthrall, entertain and inform its readers while re-drawing the map of Anglo-American writing in the mid-twentieth century.”
Alan Wilkinson, author Cody, The Medicine Man & Me
Contributors: Emma Smith, John Frew, Sophia Jackson-Gill, S.R. McGlynn, Valerie Horton, Robbie Gilmore, Aviva Dale Martin.
JOURNEY THROUGH UNCERTAINTY
& OTHER SHORT STORIES
Featuring physical and emotional journeys, endured and enjoyed, with humour and courage – each one a testimony to a place, or an event, or a sentiment.
Our writers have journeyed all day, but not moved very far – have taken circular routes, finishing where they started – but have broadened their view far more than they ever thought possible. In all cases, there have been realities contemplated and revealed, and life-lessons learned.
Celebrate this collection of thought provoking and inspirational travel tales written by seven different authors who were selected as the best from a large number of submissions to the 2016 Ouen Press short story competition.
PRICE: GBP 8.99
DIMENSIONS:129 x 198 mm
"As a gift of time and thought, this collection holds the possibility for the reader to be inspired, enlightened or entertained – possibly all three!" Ouen Press
THE SOHO DON
The story of a shy south London boy from a respectable family who became a shadowy but powerful figure in Soho, Mayfair and Brighton underworlds. Smartly dressed and well spoken, Billy Howard dominated the London crime scene for 30 years, a reign punctuated only by short stays in prison. The Krays said he feared no one and that Howard was the once man they truly respected.
The Soho Don is a gripping account of Howard's violent life and it exposes the links between the vicious gangland bosses, the police, the celebrity hothouses of Mayfair clubs, high-class prostitution and international gambling. It portrays his slide from power, and finally his pathetic death in 1984.
PRICE: GBP 9.99
DIMENSIONS: 152 x 229 mm
CATEGORY: BIOGRAPHY/TRUE CRIME
"It has the feel of Graham Greene's Brighton Rock... a style and era that I never tired of reading about" The Mirror newspaper.
"Great read..." Chris Tarrant, TV personality.
"I have never started a book that made such an impact... we were innocents in a wicked world" Barry Cryer, writer and comedian
"A good read... not in the normal true crime genre...this is a love story written in the third person" Steve Allen, producer LBC radio
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