“One hand washes the other and both wash the face.”
This blog post is an unashamed plug for some Unbound projects that I am supporting. Unbound gave me a chance and I’d like to see others get a chance too.
This anthology contains short pieces by various and gifted writers on what it means to be different, and how difference and variety are things which enrich our lives, rather than things to be feared. Contributors include, amongst others Salena Godden, AL Kennedy and Matt Haig.
Net profits from the book will be donated to the charities Refugee Action and Stop Hate UK
Borrowed: Shona Kinsella (Ed.)
Eight authors from eight locations come together to tell the stories of one small-town library and its patrons and staff. Contributors to this collection are among the best of Unbound’s debut and previously published writers; Shona Kinsella, Ian Skewis, Claire Patel-Campbell, Lou Allison, Stevyn Colgan, Paul Holbrook, Elena Kaufman and Erinna Mettler.
The royalties from this book will all be donated to World Literacy Foundation.
Glarnies, Green Berets & Goons: Julie Warren.
Subtitled “The Life and Legacy of Larry Stephens” Julie’s book will reveal the story of the man without whom we might never have heard of Tony Hancock, Peter Sellers or Spike Milligan. A biography of a fascinating man, who served as a Marine Commando during WWII, this book promises to be a treat for Goons fans all over the world.
The older amongst you (okay, us) will remember the title of an Agatha Christie novel whose title is now “And Then There Were None”. Damon L. Wakes’ book is an intriguing distillation of Christie’s murder mystery into a tense, hard sci-fi thriller.
Well researched and based on current scientific principles and thinking, you’ll find no magic space dust here, just a taut and unusual whodunit.
Well, there you go. Four to choose from. Pre-order these books as a Christmas gift for a loved one or treat yourself. Why not?