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Charlie’s Promise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlie’s Promise

Annemarie Allan

Would you break the rules or break your promise?

On the outskirts of Edinburgh, just before the outbreak of WW2, Charlie finds a starving German boy called Josef hiding in the woods near his home.

Josef can’t speak English and is desperately afraid, especially of anyone in uniform.
Charlie promises to help Josef find his Jewish relatives in the city.

It’s a journey that will force them to face their fears, testing their new-found friendship, and Charlie’s promise, to the limit.

‘Poignant, graceful, and relevant for today’
Alex Nye

Children’s Historical Fiction
Publication Date: 20th March 2017
ISBN: 978-1-911279-15-0
eISBN: 978-1-911279-16-7

 

Mary’s the Name

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Mary’s the Name

Ross Sayers

An eight-year-old girl and her granpa are on the run…

“When me and Granpa watched James Bond films, he told me not to be scared because people didn’t have guns like that in Scotland. That must’ve been why the robbers used hammers.”

Orphaned Mary lives with her granpa, but after he is mixed up in a robbery at the bookies where he works, they flee to the Isle of Skye. Gradually, Mary realises that her granpa is involved. And the robbers are coming after him–and their money.

Mary’s quirky outlook on life, loss, and her love of all things Elvis, will capture your heart. Full of witty Scots banter, Mary’s the Name will have you reaching for the hankies, first with laughter, then with tears.

Heart-warming and heart-breaking, this darkly comic debut is from a fresh voice set to become Scotland’s answer to Roddy Doyle.

Contemporary Fiction
Publication Date: 30th January 2017
Launch Event: 2nd February 2017
Pre-order from: 30th December 201
Paperback: 978-1-911279-11-2
E-book available on all platforms

Buy Buy Baby

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Buy Buy Baby

Helen MacKinven

What price tag would you put on a baby?

Set in and around Glasgow, Buy Buy Baby is a moving and funny story of life, loss and longing.
Packed full of bitchy banter, it follows the bittersweet quest of two very different women united by the same desire – they desperately want a baby.
Carol talks to her dog, has an expensive eBay habit and relies on wine to forget she’s no longer a mum following the death of her young son.
Cheeky besom Julia is career-driven and appears to have it all. But after disastrous attempts at internet dating, she feels there is a baby-shaped hole in her life.
In steps Dan, a total charmer with a solution to their problems.
But only if they are willing to pay the price, on every level…

“Buy Buy Baby is energised by the biological clocks of its main characters, and deals with complex issues of grief, betrayal, abuse, ageing, donor anonymity and single parenthood.  A cracker of a read.” – Helen Fitzgerald

Contemporary Fiction
Publication Date: 7th July 2016
Pre-order from: 7th June 2016
Paperback: 978-1-911279-00-6
E-book available on all platforms