Living Magazines The Vanished Bride

Book Reviews Winter 2019

Unfortunately we just won’t have space within the Winter issue of the magazines to include our normal books feature, so here it is online instead! The Vanished Bride By Bella Ellis Published by Hodder and Stoughton, £4.99 Kindle, £14.99 hardback Bella Ellis is the non-secret pseudonym adopted by our very own Rowan Coleman for her […]

Living Magazines McFinnia


McFinnia By Pam Howard £6.99 This is local author Pam’s third novel in the series; McDragon came first, followed by Effel. While on a school trip to Wales, Peter and his sidekick Biffy come across a red Welsh dragon who desperately needs their help to hide from an evil witch’s flying gargoyles. Their journey takes […]

Living Magazines Monique


Monique By Mike Walsham £12.99 paperback, £3.50 Kindle. Austin Macauley Mike Walsham lives in Ringshall, Little Gaddesden, and this is his first historical fiction novel. Set in WW2, it tells the story of Andrew, who joined the British Secret Service and got involved in a daring raid in enemy territory in France. It’s a compelling […]

Living Magazines Impossible Causes

Impossible Causes

Impossible Causes By Julie Mayhew £12.99 hardback, Bloomsbury Press Release date: 17 October 2019 Another Berkhamsted author, this is Julie’s first foray into adult fiction, having previously written several wonderful books for young adults. Never one to shy away from a controversial subject, this time Julie turns her attention to the deeply religious inhabitants of […]

Living Magazines The Girl at the Window

The Girl at the Window

The Girl at the Window By Rowan Coleman £7.99 paperback and eBook, Ebury Press. I love Rowan’s writing, and I know she has a real interest in the Brontes – so this story, based in the place where the Bronte sisters wrote and set their novels, sounded amazing. It’s both a ghost story and a […]

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The Northern Lights Lodge

The Northern Lights Lodge By Julie Caplin £7.09 paperback, Harper Impulse. A brand new book from Tring author Julie Caplin. With a shattered heart and her career in tatters, Lucy needs to get away from her life in the UK. But when she takes a job as hotel manager of the Northern Lights Lodge in […]

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Stand Tall Like a Mountain

Stand Tall Like a Mountain: Mindfulness and Self-Care for Children and Parents By Suzy Reading £12.99 Aster. This is local author Suzy’s second book, which aims to help parents empower their children to: learn tools for dealing with everyday emotions; express how they’re feeling; and learn about their bodies and minds, along with some easy […]

Living Magazines Our Life in a Day

Our Life in a Day

Our Life in a Day By Jamie Fewery £7.99 Orion. This is a debut from Berkhamsted author Jamie – and it’s a corker! It’s a love story with a difference. On their 10th anniversary, Esme asks Tom to come up with significant moments in their relationship for every hour of the day. Although these moments […]

Living Magazines Buildings of England Hertfordshire

The Buildings of England: Hertfordshire

The Buildings of England: Hertfordshire By James Bentley, Nikolaus Pevsner and Bridget Cherry £35.00, Pevsner Architectural Guides. Despite being one of the smallest English counties, Hertfordshire possesses an enormous range of fine buildings. In this beautiful coffee table book about the county, each city, town and village is covered with interesting facts and some lovely […]

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 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 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, […]