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John D Gorilla

John D Gorilla Surfs the Severn Bore

Claudia and Katherine MacInnes

John D comes from the jungles of Africa to a village in the Cotswolds. The fun starts when the lady in the pretty hat (it has bananas on it) sends him to the village school. When he joins the children for their school outing to the River Severn tidal bore, it is almost a disaster. John D has never been surfing before. He doesn t even know if gorillas can swim!

Inspired by the true-life antics of historic Cotswold Gorilla John Daniel. Perfect for bedtimes and for sharing between parent and child.

Available on Amazon priced £6.99 >


John D Gorilla

John D Gorilla Rolls the Cheese

Claudia and Katherine MacInnes

There are no sheep in the jungle but there are plenty in the Cotswolds. Everything is fine until the lady in the pretty hat teaches John D to count them. The sheep escape and run into the middle of the great cheese rolling race on Cooper’s Hill. The trouble is that everyone is blaming John D. And now they’ve lost the cheese!

Inspired by the true-life antics of historic Cotswold Gorilla John Daniel. Perfect for bedtimes and for sharing between parent and child.

Available on Amazon priced £6.99 >


John D Gorilla

John D Gorilla at the Cheltenham Races

Claudia and Katherine MacInnes

When John D comes from the jungles of Africa to a village in the Cotswolds, he wonders why everyone gets so excited about horse racing. He doesn’t want to watch, he wants to race. Be careful what you wish for John D. Hold on tight!

Inspired by the true-life antics of historic Cotswold Gorilla John Daniel. Perfect for bedtimes and for sharing between parent and child.

Available on Amazon priced £6.99 >


John D Gorilla

John D Gorilla’s Cotswold Christmas

Claudia and Katherine MacInnes

John D gorilla comes from the jungles of Africa to a village in the Cotswolds. When snow falls on Christmas Eve, it comes as a big surprise. John D has never seen snow before. He helps a kindly old man to deliver presents on his sleigh in a race against time before the sun comes up. But what gifts can John D give? And how will the old man ever guess his dearest wish?

Inspired by the true-life antics of historic Cotswold Gorilla John Daniel. Perfect for bedtimes and for sharing between parent and child.

Available on Amazon priced £6.99 >


Gathering Clouds Derek H Skinner

Gathering Clouds: The Nethergate Trilogy (Bk 1)

Derek H Skinner

Ambition and danger vie for power at Nethergate Hall. Silas Killcaid, the cruel and ruthless overseer to a tobacco plantation in Kentucky holds the community in an iron grip, determined to dominate every man, woman and child condemned to live out their lives as Nethergate slaves. Only Matthew dares to defy him, but at a terrible cost. When a family death brings a new owner to Nethergate, Killcaid ensures that Anthony Styles is as much in his power as the slaves. But Nethergate harbours another dark secret. When a murder carries the first stirrings of rebellion, slave and master alike must keep their wits if they are to survive the coming maelstrom of civil war.

Available on Amazon priced £8.99 >


Three Wishes for Cleo

Three Wishes for Cleo

Jane Phillips

Cleo, young daughter of a famous soul singer, is a misfit at school. Kitty is a girl from a travellers’ family who lives in unusual places. Ishtar is a frightened boy fleeing a foreign war, searching for his uncle on English soil. Cleo has three wishes – to find friendship for herself, a home for Kitty and safety for Ishtar. But trouble lurks in the wings. Will Cleo’s wishes come true? Will Kitty be able to stop travelling? And will Ishtar be united with his uncle at last? Three children, each trying to feel less alone. All about to learn that being brave enough to be a little bit different is where true friendship begins.

Available on Amazon priced £6.99 >


My house is full of memories

MY HOUSE IS FULL OF MEMORIES

Patricia R. Carpenter MBE

Sometimes life brings romance, sometimes life brings tragedy. Through this collection of poems and short stories from the Cotswold-based author of Amazon bestselling memoir And Life Goes On, Patricia R. Carpenter MBE explores love, lust, homeliness and heartache across the ages.

Available on Amazon priced £6.99 >


Where did I go?

Where did I go?

Polly Williamson

Surviving a near fatal brain injury brings a person face to face with the very basis of their identity. Some will be lucky and pick up their former lives with barely a missed step. Others will have everything that holds them to who they were stripped away by brain damage. This is the powerful memoir by former Champion eventer Polly Williamson on rediscovering her identity, lost after a traumatic brain injury. With a foreword by HRH The Princess Royal.

Just some of the 5* reviews for Polly Williamson: ‘WRITTEN WITH TRUE HONESTY’ ‘WOW’ ‘COULDN’T PUT IT DOWN’ Available on Amazon priced £8.99 >


The Circle of Our Lives

The Circle of Our Lives

Di Alexander

Tales from a Cotswold farmhouse kitchen complete with special family recipes. This is the second instalment from Harcombe, following on from Di’s first humours and endearing account of life on a Cotswold farm The Harcombe Year.

Available on Amazon priced £7.99 >


And Life Goes On

And Life Goes On

Patricia R. Carpenter MBE

An enchanting portrait of childhood in 1940s and 50s town and country by Patricia R. Carpenter M.B.E

Reader reviews for memoir And Life Goes On:
“An interesting account of an exceptional woman who rose above heartache and hardship”
“A lovely book that brought back happy memories”
“A book written with love of her family”

Available on Amazon priced £7.99 >


Goatangles

Goatangles

Lorna Gray

Three little goats start their day with a breakfast of flowers. Unfortunately the flowers were growing in a neat row beneath a big old beech tree and they were planted there by the nice man next door. Three goats. So much to eat… One little picture book for young and old.

Print edition is hand bound.

Available on Amazon priced £4.99 >


The Clarendon Boys

The Clarendon Boys

Jane Phillips

Dover, England. 1945: The first trains have brought evacuated children back to their families to face the hardships of life after World War II. In a town nearly destroyed by the recent war, four very ordinary boys find danger in the long dark tunnels beneath the Western Heights.

Praise for Jane Phillips:
“Thoroughly enjoyed this little gem of a book” “Gripping and moving from the start”
“Once I opened the book, I couldn’t put it down and now I’ve finished it, I’ll start it again to soak up all the detail”

Available on Amazon priced £4.99 >


A Tale of Ted

A Tale of Ted

Lottie Prentice and Lorna Gray

Ted is a beautiful and talented horse who loves to gallop and jump big fences. He is also very very naughty. He regularly bites the farrier and terrifies the vet. But his antics don’t stop there! Join Rhino the Jack Russell, Barney the owl and the sheep next door and discover just how naughty Ted can be …

Praise for A Tale of Ted:
“Ted is a naughty horse, but somehow people always forgive him. Why that rings so true with my three-year-old is a mystery. Like the mischievous Ted himself, this bright jewel of a book will steal your heart at a gallop!” Ben Miller
“Absolutely ravishing, beautiful” Jilly Cooper

Available on Amazon priced £6.99 >


Keiller the Cathedral Cat

Keiller the Cathedral Cat

Jane Phillips and Lorna Gray

Keiller has an idea. His home has been overrun by mice and he thinks he knows how to fix it (without having to eat anyone). But can he really save his home? And will the mice ever stop nibbling everything?

This is a hand bound edition.

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The Harcombe Year

The Harcombe Year

Di Alexander

‘A new beginning and, whatever the weather, a time of hope …’ So begins Di Alexander’s cheerful account of the quirky characters who make Harcombe Farm so special. Good humour and misadventure run hand in hand with the people and animals, wild and tame, who call this little corner of the Cotswolds their home.

Available on Amazon priced £7.99 >


Absolutely No Regrets

Absolutely No Regrets

Roger Schofield

Featuring a charming account of a six-year-old’s aspirations to a paper-round and his ultimate successes as an adult in engineering and as a Magistrate, this is Roger’s personal record of a life that spans the 20th and 21st Centuries.

Available on Amazon Kindle priced £0.99 >


Tiddles and the Nursing Nun

Tiddles and the Nursing Nun

June Lewis Jones

Two delightful stories from Fairford’s past brought to life by historian June Lewis-Jones:
Tiddles the Church Cat – Rescued as a kitten and later nearly arrested by the police, Tiddles is Fairford church’s most famous feline resident.
Daphne the Nursing Nun – Determined to help people, this wonderful midwife from Fairford braved dark and dirty streets in the East End of London, and even inspired a TV series.

This is June’s 29th book, joining a long list of published works on topics which include local history, folklore, crafts, cookery, textbooks and the Cotswolds at War.

This book is out of print.


Growing, Living, Loving and Knowing

Growing, Living, Loving and Knowing

Andrew Chadwick Doveton

Entrepreneur, soldier, artist and nursing home owner: this is the energetic account of Andrew Doveton’s life and adventures.

Available on Amazon Kindle priced £2.39 >


In the Shadow of Winter

In the Shadow of Winter

Lorna Gray

The author who started it all for Crumps Barn Studio and one of our most shining success stories. Lorna is now under a publishing contract with award-winning digital-first publisher HarperImpulse. Historical drama at its best. Cover design is © HarperImpulse

Available on Amazon priced £7.99 >