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Contemporary Fiction

  • Running Hard

    Meredith Vivian

    Joe Marshall is loved by the residents of the care home where he works but, as Victoria Court is about to find out, he is no ordinary odd-job man.   Victoria is a highly-principled headmistress who

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  • The Alchemy of Winning the Lottery

    Kwezi Kimber

    This engaging novel, set in South Africa, follows the fortunes of brothers, Jabu and Sipho. They come into possession of a lottery ticket worth thirty million rands! Jabu's boss and ‘Fat Man' are prepared to kill the boys for this ticket. In fact, Fat Man is killed and the boys flee their home under suspicion of murder. After various adventures they find refuge in a Catholic

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  • Now't But Drippin'

    Julie Howard

    Take...Three generations of a family torn apart by tragedy. Ma, a feisty Yorkshire grandmother, Bert a grieving husband and Jennifer a young talented violinist. Put them together in a decaying house and watch the sparks fly. Spice it up with humour, factory scams, bullying ... add a rogue or two and you'll have a lively slice of Yorkshire life in the Sixties.  

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  • Conversations, With Clocks

    John Goddard

    The tides of change are lapping at the doors of the college, forcing decisions and bringing personalities into conflict - yet whose decisions? And which personalities will prevail? Parslow, the headmaster, is all for change. Can he ease others out, including a long-serving deputy? And can Doug Anderson, young and idealistic, retain his zest for teaching amidst challenges to his job and even to hi

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  • Feni Daze

    Mathew Vincent Menacherry

    Goa, after the monsoons... swaying palms... windswept beaches... free-flowing feni... and a last shot at love.   Victor Gabriel is an ex-soldier, who has been discharged from the Indian Army. An aspiring writer, he meets up with his former girlfriend, Ana, on a beach in Goa. The tryst, made at Ana's behest, is to see if they have a future together. But Vic's demons, combined with a

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  • Seeing Old Friends

    Arthur Curtis

    The story comprises the reminiscences of Arthur, a man in his twilight years as he revisits the neighbourhood where he grew up and his past life as a young signalman on the British railways. It contains a wealth of detail about the British railroads during the steam age, and the transition to diesel and electricity. It is also replete with hilarious descriptions about Arthur's pub-crawling lifestyle with his m

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  • One True Love's Reunion

    Aleta Lynne Hyson

    Tamsin's life is at a low point.   Would she ever find real and long-lasting happiness?   Her last relationship had proved to be a disaster.   People say that, to move forward, you can't look back but Tamsin is haunted by a mutual attraction she felt with Eric, her old school crush. Neither of them had acted on it then, which kept h

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  • The Ghanaian Woman

    Paul Westlake

    Unlucky in love, Peter Leighton has decided to travel to exotic Ghana to meet the lovely Jennifer. Pete and Jennifer have been communicating online for a while and now they are finally going to meet in person. His family and friends think he's daft, but that's not going to stop Pete. Everything about this trip is an adventure for Pete who's only really been abroad to

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  • Cornish Fudge

    Lauren Auchterlonie

    One minute, Rosie's life is secure, predictable and practical, just the way she has always wanted it to be... until it changes in a heartbeat when she finds out her husband has been having an affair with her best friend, forcing Rosie to alter her life dramatically.   She finds herself driving to North Cornwall, where she decides to rebuild her life. Seeing new sights, finding new frie

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  • The Chasms of the Night

    Jesús Carazo

    In 1994, Mario Pallochi, an Argentinian author living in Spain, receives a strange book in the post: The Anatomy of Plants (1874). Since he has no interest in botany, Mario cannot work out why it was sent to him. Or who sent it. But there is more to the book than initially meets the eye. Its pages hide a message relating to the recent, inexplicable disappearance of the acerbic and h

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  • The Blonde in the Gondola

    Orna O'Reilly

    Olivia has everything: a handsome husband, a thriving interior design business, and a privileged life in Dublin.   Jane is married to an Italian aristocrat, and wants for nothing, except, perhaps, a loving husband, who seems to devote his life only to their young daughter.   But, when misfortune and tragedy strike both of

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  • Lucia's Love

    Paula Dennis

    Single mum, Lucia, returns to her home town by the sea for what will be a reunion of old school friends at her close friend's thirtieth birthday party. Will the secrets of the past be revealed? No one knows who the father of Lucia's daughter is. Is this the time to reveal her secret? What will her family make of the story?   Lucia knows that once the truth is revealed, her life wil

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