Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Spring Showcase – Cynthia Reyes, Tony Riches, Jane Risdon, Carol Roberts, Hugh W. Roberts, Annette Rochelle Aben, Alexis Rose, Nicholas Rossis, Debra Russell and Patricia Salamone.

Another batch of suggestions for your Spring reading pleasure.

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Welcome to spring….. and there might be a hint of colour in the garden, as daffodils push their way to the surface, but there is plenty of colour on the shelves of the bookstore that I thought I would share with you over the next week.

If you are looking for you next book to read then look no further than these talented authors and over 600 books currently on the shelves.

Instead of the usual Cafe and Bookstore updates on Friday and Monday.. I will be featuring a number of authors each day with their updated reviews.

I will give you their entry which also includes a link to buy the books but also to discover others that they have written but are not listed. You will also find a link to their website or blog to find out more information, and as you can imagine… they write great…

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Spring Showcase – Helen Jones, Andrew Joyce, Deanna Kahler, D.G. Kaye, Alethea Kehas, Heather Kindt, Joy Lennick, Geoff Le Pard, John Maberry and Debbi Mack

A Spring selection of new reading.

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Welcome to spring….. and there might be a hint of colour in the garden, as daffodils push their way to the surface, but there is plenty of colour on the shelves of the bookstore that I thought I would share with you over the next week.

If you are looking for you next book to read then look no further than these talented authors and over 600 books currently on the shelves.

Instead of the usual Cafe and Bookstore updates on Friday and Monday.. I will be featuring a number of authors each day with their updated reviews.

I will give you their listing which also includes a link to buy the books but also discover others that they have written but are not listed. I include one of their recent reviews for the book. You will also find a link to their website or blog to find out more…

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Adult educators and the UK honours system

The business of accepting honours from ‘the Establishment’ is a thorny problem and, in the end, has to sit well (or otherwise) with one’s conscience.

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Alan Tuckett Arise, Sir Alan

I’ve been quietly celebrating the award of a knighthood to Alan Tuckett, a lifelong adult educator who is probably best known for his leadership of the National Institute for Adult Continuing Education. Celebrating because the award acknowledges the way in which Alan didn’t simply ‘do his job’, but used his position to provide leadership and visibility for the wider field of adult learning, so that the knighthood can be understood as a public recognition of an important but often overlooked field.

All of this said, I don’t approve of the UK honours system on principle. The system rests on patronage and has been thoroughly tainted by cronyism and rewards for people – notably civil servants – who simply have ‘done their job’. It perpetuates the language of Empire and aristocratic rule, so I find it hard to see how it sits with the egalitarian and meritocratic world…

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Tim Walker: Independent Author with a foot in the past is my Guest Author this week

These historical novels look exciting!

Jane Risdon

Please welcome

my Guest Author

Tim Walker

Tim Walker is an independent author based in Windsor, UK.

His background is in marketing, journalism, editing and publications management.

Welcome Tim, I’m really happy to have you as my guest author.

I love anything to do with history so I’m really looking forward to your piece for us.

Let’s find out about Tim:

He began writing an historical series, A Light in the Dark Ages (set in the Fifth Century), in 2015, starting with a novella set at the time the Romans left Britain – Abandoned.

This was followed in 2017 with a novel – Ambrosius: Last of the Romans,

and the third installment,

Uther’s Destiny, has just been released in March 2018.

His creative writing journey began in July 2015 with the publication of a book of short stories, Thames Valley Tales.

In 2016 his first…

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The Big Heather Burnside Book Giveaway

If you fancy a free crime thriller: have a go!

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I am excited to announce that from July The Riverhill Trilogy will be republished by Aria Fiction. The books will have shiny new covers as well as being given the once over by one of Aria’s talented editors.

I still have a handful of original copies of Slur, A Gangster’s Grip and Danger by Association. These are the books that I published myself as an independent author under the imprint of D M Publishing, and are shown above. So, as a big thank you to my loyal readers I have decided to give away signed paperback copies of these books.

There is a limited number of each so I can’t let everyone have a copy – I wish I could. Therefore, I am going to offer the books to readers on my mailing list. If you aren’t already on my mailing list then it’s quick and easy to…

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author Update – Jemima Pett, Annika Perry, Jacquie Biggar, Jane Risdon and Christina Jones

An early February selection of reading suggestions: enjoy!

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Welcome to the Friday edition of the Cafe and Bookstore Update and as usual a full house with new releases and recent reviews. If you are in the bookstore and have news to share then please email me on sally.cronin@moyhill.com

The first author with a new release is children’s author Jemima Pett with The Princelings of the North… released on January 30th.

About the book

Dylan and Dougall are princelings at Castle Haunn, a remote place to the far northwest of an island off the coast of Scotland. So when they discover a prince locked in a tower, their thoughts turn to rescue and returning him to his rightful place in a castle hundreds of miles away. But nothing is ever that easy, and what starts as a simple mission turns into a nightmare that rocks the foundations of the Realms.

Head over and buy the book:https://www.amazon.com/Princelings-North-East-Book-ebook/dp/B0785RY891

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2018 Plans and Resolutions: Val Penny and Jane Ridson. @valeriepenny @Jane_Ridson

Not fed up with New Year’s Resolutions yet? Here’s a few more then: of the literary variety!

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It’s the penultimate day of my 2018 Plans and Resolutions series and I can’t believe it’s nearly finished. Today I have posts from Val Penny and Jane Ridson.

Guest post – Val Penny

I am delighted to be visiting Sandra’s blog today to chat about so many of the exciting events and opportunities 2018 offers.

It was clear last year that 2018 would be an exciting one, because my husband had learned last May that he had qualified, again, to represent his country in their International Fishing Team. Imagine our happiness when our older daughter compounded our excitement by informing us that in April, 2018 we will become grandparents for the first time. Joy of joys! Time to get knitting.

I also made a New Year Resolution this year. The first one I have made in many years, and it is very simple: I resolve to read more books by…

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