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Stop Press Murder by Peter BartramStop Press Murder by Peter Bartram


Thanks to Maria Moloney of  Roundfire Books, I am giving away one print copy of Stop Press Murder by Peter Bartram

Description of Stop Press Murder by Peter Bartram


FIRST, the saucy film of a nude woman bathing is stolen from a What the Butler Saw machine on Brighton s Palace Pier. NEXT, the pier s night-watchman is murdered – his body found in the coconut shy. COLIN CRAMPTON, ace reporter on the Evening Chronicle, senses a scoop when he s the only journalist to discover a link between the two crimes.

HE UNCOVERS a 50-year feud between twin sisters – one a screen siren from the days of silent movies, the other the haughty wife of an aristocrat. BUT COLIN S investigation spirals out of control – as he RISKS HIS LIFE to land the biggest story of his career. STOP PRESS MURDER, a Swinging Sixties mystery, has more twists and turns than a country lane. It will keep you guessing – and laughing – right to the last page.

“Breezy journalist Colin Crampton is very engaging.”- Simon Brett, award winning crime writer 

About Peter BartramStop Press Murder by Peter Bartram


Peter Bartram is the author of the Crampton of the Chronicle novels and short stories. He has also written 21 non-fiction books and thousands of articles for newspapers and magazines.

Giveaway of Stop Press Murder by Peter Bartram


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Adventures of Bubba Jones: Time Travelling Through Shenandoah National Park by Jeff Alt and Hannah TuohyAdventures of Bubba Jones: Time Travelling Through Shenandoah National Park by Jeff Alt and Hannah Tuohy


Thanks to author, Jeff Alt, I am giving away two print copies of Adventures of Bubba Jones: Time Travelling Through Shenandoah National Park by Jeff Alt and Hannah Tuohy

Description of Adventures of Bubba Jones: Time Travelling Through Shenandoah National Park by Jeff Alt and Hannah Tuohy


After Inheriting legendary time travel skills from their Papa Lewis, Tommy “Bubba Jones,” and his sister Jenny “Hug-a-Bug,” embark on a Shenandoah National Park adventure to solve a family mystery. From the moment they reach the park entrance, the excitement begins.

As they follow the clues, they travel back in time hundreds, thousands, and millions of years and come face to face with extinct creatures, endangered species, the areas first inhabitants, past presidents, former park residents, and some of the park founders. They travel deep down into mountain hollows, high up onto Talus mountain slopes, and discover more about the Shenandoah than they ever imagined. Explore the Shenandoah with Bubba Jones and family in a whole new way.”

Praise for Adventures of Bubba Jones: Time Travelling Through Shenandoah National Park by Jeff Alt and Hannah Tuohy


“In a book that begs to be read aloud to young children, Jeff Alt unveils the spirit (and spirits) of Shenandoah National Park. Kids are often fascinated with time travel, and Alt takes Bubba Jones, his sister, Jenny “Hug-A-Bug,” and their hiking family back in time to learn about geological events that shaped the mountains, discover how certain plants came to grow in the park, and marvel at the giant dinosaurs that once roamed the land. From moment to moment they never know what they will experience or who they may meet. Maybe it will be a chance to shake hands with Thomas Jefferson, jump into an ocean that no longer exists, or fish with Herbert Hoover. In addition, coded messages and a secret mission build anticipation for what will be revealed on the next page.”─Leonard M. Adkins, the author of The Appalachian Trail: A Visitor’s Companion and 50 Hikes in Northern Virginia

 “Jeff Alt’s new book The Adventures of Bubba Jones:  Time Traveling Through Shenandoah National Park, is a fun and educational paperback for children and adults to enjoy, whether gathered around a campfire or just pretending to be!  Alt weaves secret codes, historical time travel, strong family values, and adventure in an entertaining tale that promotes appreciation and respect for the great outdoors.  It’s a wonderful book to start before a trip to Shenandoah, and finish during late afternoons or evenings in the Park.   It would also make a superb classroom selection as preview to a field trip to Shenandoah National Park.”─Karen Higgs, Teacher and Author of Big Meadows: A Place in Shenandoah National Park

About Jeff AltAdventures of Bubba Jones: Time Travelling Through Shenandoah National Park by Jeff Alt and Hannah Tuohy


Jeff Alt is an avid outdoor enthusiast who has been conducting family hiking programs in the Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains National Parks for many years. He has walked the Appalachian Trail, the John Muir Trail with his wife, and he carried his 21-month old daughter across Ireland. When he and his wife Beth got married, they spent part of their honeymoon hiking.

 Their children, family, and friends are the source of the fictional characters Bubba Jones, Hug-a-Bug, Papa Lewis, and the array of other characters you meet in The Adventures of Bubba Jones.

 Jeff Alt’s earlier books include, Four Boots-One JourneyGet Your Kids Hiking, and A Walk for Sunshine.

 Each of his books has received high praise from readers and educators all over the world. His books have been adopted and incorporated into classes and educational programs across the country.

Jeff has spent over a decade perfecting his ability to engage kids of all ages and grades to learn as a school based speech language pathologist. He has now combined his educational experience with his outdoor talents in writing the Adventures of Bubba Jones series. 

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All at Sea by Decca AitkenheadAll at Sea by Decca Aitkenhead


Thanks to Sarah Engelmann of Doubleday Publishing, I am giving away two print copies of All at Sea by Decca Aitkenhead.

Description of All at Sea by Decca Aitkenhead


‘The thing to remember about this story is that every word is true. If I never told it to a soul, and this book did not exist, it would not cease to be true. I don’t mind at all if you forget this.

The important thing is that I don’t.”

On a hot still morning on a beautiful beach in Jamaica, Decca Aitkenhead’s life changed for ever.

Her four-year-old boy was paddling peacefully at the water’s edge when a wave pulled him out to sea. Her partner, Tony, swam out and saved their son’s life – then drowned before her eyes.

When Decca and Tony first met a decade earlier, they became the most improbable couple in London. She was an award-winning Guardian journalist, famous for interviewing leading politicians. He was a dreadlocked criminal with a history of drug-dealing and violence. No one thought the romance would last, but it did. Until the tide swept Tony away, plunging Decca into the dark chasm of random tragedy.

Exploring race and redemption, privilege and prejudice, ALL AT SEA is a remarkable story of love and loss, of how one couple changed each other’s lives and of what a sudden death can do to the people who survive. 

Praise for All at Sea by Decca Aitkenhead


“[A] heart-wrenching tale of race, unlikely love (Tony was a former criminal) and how grief changes everything. It’s unforgettable.”—People

“An inspired portrait of their unconventional love story—he a drug-dealing ex-con, she an intellectual free spirit—stretching across lines of class, race, family history, and temperament. This is a star-crossed yet triumphant tale, “bless-ed,” as the Jamaicans would say, by Tony’s legacy and Aitkenhead’s unabashed resilience.”—Elle Magazine

“A remarkable story of sudden tragedy and grief, of love and resilience.”—Arianna Huffington

“[Aitkenhead’s] remarkable memoir recounts the emotional toll [her partner’s] death takes on her and her two sons. The narrative explores how the foggy lens of truth, through which she, as a journalist, previously viewed tragedy, can shatter when tragedy hits home. . . . Aitkenhead’s tightly written memoir looks beyond commonly held truths, taking readers deep into the morass of human emotion and leaving them gasping for air.”—Publishers WeeklySTARRED review

About Decca AitkenheadAll at Sea by Decca Aitkenhead


 DECCA AITKENHEAD is an award-winning journalist who conducts interviews with leading figures in public life for The Guardian. She lives in rural Kent with her two young sons.

Giveaway of All at Sea by Decca Aitkenhead


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