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Beneath The Surface: The Mysteries of Crank Caverns:
This book uncovers the mysteries of the cavernous tunnels to be found at the site of the former stone quarry Rainford Delph Quarry just outside St. Helens, Merseyside. It looks at reports from the 1930’s from people who dared to go down there despite rumours of cannibalistic dwarfs and other such creatures.
The book also looks at the myths and legends as well as featuring a chilling horror story ‘Beneath the Surface’ based on some of the macabre tales surrounding the foreboding location.
ISBN: 978-0-9929228-0-1 £5
Tales by the Fireside.
This volume contains four stories guaranteed to unsettle you. In ‘Pride of Place’ the recently widowed Barbara discovers a chilling secret about her husband which will lead her down a very dark path. In ‘After Tonight’s Performance’ handsome actor Marc meets schoolgirl Vickery on a special night for both of them.
‘Truth Lies’ takes you along with Cathy as she visits her estranged father James as he lies dying in hospital. Finally join Naomi as she tries to recapture the happiness of a previous Christmas at the Huntington Hotel.
ISBN: 978-0-9532434-8-8 £5
This is a story of illusion and deception. Nobody is who they seem to be and the plans that they have for themselves and each other run far from smoothly. Anne and Frank seem to have the perfect marriage but even the strongest of marriages can be corrupted.
Benita seems to be in control and has Frank in her manipulative and evil grip but she meets her match with the mysterious Johnny who seems to appear and disappear at will.
Who is the fortune teller who warns Anne of impending doom? And then leads her into danger after danger only to be rescued by Johnny. But why should this stranger care about Anne and put his life on the line for her? And in this world of deception who will survive when reality finally kicks in?
ISBN: 978-0-9532434 -9-5 £5
Monkey Nuts and Mayhem: A Humorous Collection of Cautionary Tales.
This is a book to guarantee a laugh or two or more. It takes a ‘tongue in cheek’ look at modern day living from holidays with ‘Holiday Blues’ to marriage with ‘Alimony Blues’ and of course, contains a nod at aging with ‘I’m Telling You Now.’
ISBN: 978-0-9929228-1-8 £5.
The Pale Boy:
This is a ghost story set in the beautiful Victoria Park ‘where the past meets the present and threatens the future.’ It centres around three youngsters Sophie, Degs and Dylan and their intriguing meetings with Percy ,’The Pale Boy’ of the story.
As well as being published in book form the story was being read and performed at the Diamond Suite, The Mansion House, Victoria Park, St. Helens last year.
ISBN: 978-09929228-2-5 £5
A Life with a View
This collection focuses on the four seasons with spring, summer, autumn and winter depicted in poetry. It also touches on the four seasons of our lives and includes poems which have also been published in anthologies such as ‘Quiet Time’ and ‘Halcyon Days.’
Price £5. ISBN 0 9532434 0 0
St. Helens Now & Then:
St. Helens celebrates its 150th birthday in 2018 this book celebrates this milestone.
It looks at the fascinating history of the town which began life as four townships with the Chapel of St. Elyn in the centre. Included is the history of Windleshaw Chantry through to the discovery of coal and the town’s worldwide and unique place in the development of canals and railways’
The books also looks at the town’s growth during the Industrial Revolution and iconic locations within St. Helens.
ISBN: 978-0-9929228-4-9 £10
Secret St Helens:
Secret St. Helens traces the fascinating and hidden heritage of this Lancashire town and includes facts such as the Noble prize winner and Oscar winners who hail from St. Helens. It follows the growth of the town through the industrial Revolution through to the V.C's of the first World War and the prisoner of war who died in a German concentration camp. It looks at the life of St. Helens born Richard Seddon who became the Prime Minister of New Zealand and the town's role in the modern world including its influence on the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.
ISBN: 978 1 4456 8974 6 £14.99
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