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Living Magazines A New Way for Mothers

A New Way for Mothers

A New Way for Mothers By Louise Webster £12.99 Amazon. A New Way for Mothers is a brand new book from Louise Webster, founder of www.beyondtheschoolrun.com. The book is a revolutionary approach for mothers to use their skills and talents while their kids are at school, providing inspiration, encouragement and a step-by-step approach for every mother wishing […]

Living Magazines Little Spirit

Little Spirit

Little Spirit By AJ Freer Available from www.whatdomykidsreadnext.com A refugee boy called Little Spirit finds himself lost and alone in Berkhamsted, and must try to find his way back to his family. In the meantime though, he must fight to survive – and try and win a reward for recovering the The Lost Sun. This is a […]

Living Magazines The Little Cafe at the End of the Pier

The Little Cafe at the End of the Pier

The Little Cafe at the End of the Pier By Helen Rolfe Published by Orion £7.99 paperback, £4.99 Amazon Kindle. Searching for love? You’ll find it at The Little Café at the End of the Pier… When Jo’s beloved grandparents ask her to help run their café at the end of the pier in Salthaven-on-Sea, […]

Living Magazines The Little Christmas Teashop of Second Chances

The Little Christmas Teashop of Second Chances

The Little Christmas Teashop of Second Chances By Donna Ashcroft Published by Boukouture £7.99 paperback, Waterstones. Snow is beginning to fall around the cosy Castle Teashop, with its toasty log fire, delicious mince pies and delicious hot chocolate. Romance is in the air and Lily King is hoping some winter magic will help to make […]

Living Magazines The Chess Board Murders

The Chessboard Murders

The Chessboard Murders: The Second Lord Kit Aston Mystery by Jack Murray Kindle Unlimited It’s 1920, a series of grisly murders rock the country. The finger points to Russia. Are Russian agents really murdering British subjects on British soil? First a Trade Unionist, followed by a Knight of the realm and then a Bishop. As […]

Living Magazines Legend of the Lost

Legend of the Lost

Legend of the Lost by Ian P Buckingham Published by the Book Guild, £7.99, Waterstones. Years of living in and around Berkhamsted and spending hours on walks with his children inspired the Hertfordshire setting for Ian’s debut book, Legend of the Lost. The first in a magical adventure series, it follows the adventures of the Savage […]

Living Magazines The Little Big Things

The Little Big Things

The Little Big Things by Henry Fraser Published by Seven Dials, £8.99 paperback, Waterstones. Berkhamsted’s Henry Fraser was just 17 when a tragic accident on holiday severely crushed his spinal cord, leaving him paralysed from the shoulders down. Since then he has conquered unimaginable difficulty to embrace life and a new way of living, and found the […]

Living Magazines The Long Journey Home

The Long Journey Home

The Long Journey Home by Jenny Whitfield Available to buy from Bailey & Sons Jewellers, Berkhamsted £7.99. Local author Jenny’s debut self-published novel is a story she’d wanted to tell for many years, and has finally written and got published. It tells the story of Josie, an orphan who runs away from the children’s home where […]

Living Magazines I'm a Joke and So Are You by Robin Ince

I’m a Joke and So Are You

I’m a Joke and So Are You by Robin Ince Published by Atlantic Books, £16.99 hardback, Waterstones. Robin is a well-known and much-loved stand-up comedian and side-kick to Professor Brian Cox on their Radio 4 show The Infinite Monkey Cage. He’s also local, and a lovely man with a fascinating mind, so I was looking forward to […]

Living Magazines Confessions of a Single Mum

Confessions of a Single Mum

Confessions of a Single Mum by Amy Nickell Published by Headline, £8.49 ebook, £16.99 hardback. Born and bred in Berkhamsted, Amy Nickell worked for a while as a celebrity reporter. She had fun. She didn’t take life too seriously. Then she fell pregnant at 24, and everything changed. In Confessions of a Single Mum, Amy debunks single mum myths, delves into the world of […]

Living Magazines Big Brother

Big Brother

Big Brother by Louis Quail Dewi Lewis Publishing, £35 Berkhamsted Photographer Louis Quail is a talented man – his 2015 show ‘Before They Were Fallen’ won various awards, and he spends much of his time on personal, long term projects. This gorgeous hardback book is the culmination of years of work. Deeply personal, Big Brother is essentially a  collection of photographs of Louis’ older brother […]

Living Magazines The Affair of the Christmas Card Killer

The Affair of the Christmas Card Killer

The Affair of the Christmas Card Killer by Jack Murray Available on Amazon Kindle Unlimited, Free Local artist Jack Murray has turned his hand to writing, and this is his debut novel and, he hopes, the first in a series of ‘cosy crime’ books. It tells the story of a murder at Cavendish Hall at Christmas, 1919. Lord Kit Aston investigates. As the snow falls, […]