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For a Few Hours by Yvonne Walus

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  When push came to shove, could you do what Yvonne Walus’s memorable characters have done in this stunning collection of stories? Would you ever hire a sex worker, go all the way to New Zealand to join a man who may or may not be the love of your life, or shield your sister from going to jail by taking her place instead? And when you’re a boy longing for sex with your girlfriend, what would you do when the earth literally moves and you have to face the consequences of a major earthquake? For a Few Hours is the new story collection from Yvonne Walus published by Bridge House. Some of Yvonne’s stories have appeared in previous publications but for the first time these, and new material, are gathered together for this powerful collection. Yvonne has also been published by Pipers Ash Limited, Amazon, and has had full length crime fiction published by US publishers, Echelon Press and Stairway Press. Yvonne Walus’s unforgettable characters are bold, vividly portrayed, and mak

Pot-luck selection

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  Just a sample here.   Buy a randomly selected bunch of three books for just £10:  Pot luck

Offers on our non-fiction books

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    See on Amazon   There is one prompt a day for the whole of 2022. Some are short and pithy, others are inspired by obscure days e.g. 8 January English Toffee Day , and some go into more detail on an aspect of writing craft. There are series that go over a number of days. A few prompts are about works in progress and several give you the choice of working with a text you have already created, creating something new or even editing a completed piece of work. But every prompt gives you the opportunity to write something as well. These prompts were put together by writers published by the Bridge House, CafĂ©Lit and Chapeltown imprints, and their friends. Happy writing in 2022! See on Amazon   There is one prompt a day for the whole of 2021. Some are short and pithy, others are inspired by obscure days e.g. 8 January Bubble Bath Day, and some go into more detail on an aspect of writing craft. There are series that go over a number of days. A few prompts are about works in

Offers on some of our anthologies

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Offers on our annual anhtologies

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      Resolve is high. Determination rules OK. Human spirit excels.      This is a collection of challenging and thought-provoking stories. All stories need a resolution and these provide ones that will astound and delight you.  We looked for: story, good writing, interpretation of theme and professionalism.  All of the stories submitted had those elements. Here  we offer a variation to cater to our readers’ eclectic tastes. Sit back and surrender to the Bridge House magic  Resolutions is a themed multi-author collection from Bridge House Publishing.  See in our online bookshop: http://www.thebridgetowncafebooksshop.co.uk/2021/10/resolutions.html The Island of Mull, covered in mulls. To mull a drink. An important instrument for making a book. Plenty to mull over here. And plenty to make you think. As ever, the interpretation has been varied: the Island of Mull, thinking about things, often quite deeply, the odd mulled drink and even something used in making a book - how appropriate ag

Books for younger readers

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  Books for younger readers There's a story in this book fore very day of Advent.  You can start them on the 1 December and you'll finish them  just in time for Chrsitmas if you read one a day. There are stories about dragons, horses and other animals. There are stories about angels.  There are stories about people. There are even a couple of stories which tell us how the world became the way it is -  perhaps. How better to spend this cold and dark time of the year than snuggling down in Front of the fire with a good book. (Lower primary) View in our online bookshop  Devils, demons, werewolves and other creatures of the night don’t have to be scary. In fact, at times they can be downright funny. They have their fair share of the type of problems we humans have – pesky monthly cycles, others out to get them, a lack of what they need and a surfeit of what they don’t want. They’re not immune to recessions either. (Young adult) View in our online book shop You'll find all sort

Books for very young readers

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      See in our bookshop A playful monkey takes a boy's hat but drops it into a river full of crocodiles. The boy offers to accompany the monkey to find another hat. The quest turns into an adventure in which they cross forests, climb mountains, visit the moon, pass through the village of cats and meet fantastic creatures. The Lost Hat tells us, above all, about the values ​​of friendship and effort. But it also enhances the love of nature and the discovery of the diversity that travel offers. See in our book shop  Wilma’s efforts often end in disaster. Her spells come out all wrong. The other witches laugh at her. She has to watch them performing fantastic tricks. However, one spell that goes wrong has surprising consequences and Wilma gains a valuable ally. Philippa Rae's delightful children's story is enriched by a series of colourful illustrations by artist Ashleigh James. What happens when the Queen visits Zedgate Zoo? Well she meets a lot of amaz