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    WHAT IF YOU COULD BE SOMEBODY ELSE? The Tale of Senyor Rodriguez is Lou Gilmond’s stunning debut literary mystery novel. It’s 1960’s Mallorca and Thomas Sebastian is an English conman on the ru

    Our Story of the Week is a scary story from the writer John Lee Langton. John turned to writing later in life, first taking a creative writing evening course at a local college, and then following

    The Madonna of the Pool, a debut collection of short stories by Helen Stancey includes: Shall We Dance?, Sum Ergo Cogito, No. It’s better to arrive, and nine more richly poetic and entirely engaging

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  • The Madonna of the Pool, a debut collection of short stories by Helen Stancey includes: Shall We Dance?, Sum Ergo Cogito, No. It’s better to arrive, and nine more richly poetic and entirely engaging stories. The stories demonstrate an exquisite

  • WHAT IF YOU COULD BE SOMEBODY ELSE? The Tale of Senyor Rodriguez is Lou Gilmond’s stunning debut literary mystery novel. It’s 1960’s Mallorca and Thomas Sebastian is an English conman on the run. Hoping to evade his creditors, he’s taken an

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Have you ever borrowed an eBook or digital audiobook from your library? Did you even know you could? Well you can! This is another free service offere

Ghostwriting is a major part of the publishing industry - with a great idea for a book but no time (or, regrettably, enough expertise) to write it, pa

Book to film adaptions are essentially an act of translation. As with languages, each medium has its own limitations and advantages. But is a successf

Based in Porto, Portugal, Rui Ricardo is the book cover illustrator of Lou Gilmond’s The Tale of Senyor Rodriguez. Well known for his vintage-style

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  • We're delighted to be publishing book author Helen's first collection of richly poetic short stories - The Madonna of the Pool. Each story is a reflection of everyday life with its uplifting triumphs and quiet compromises, revealing the subtle intri

  • Neal Mason is the imaginative short story writer behind one of the most popular stories published on Fairlight Books website - Stocktaking. Neal was born in Middlesex. After finishing his education in Norfolk he spent most of his life tutoring for

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