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Historical drama on the high seas & a modern-day Witch. All New Scottish Fiction

Oct 26th, 2017 | By

Whether it’s the rugged Highlands and Islands or the gritty cosmopolitan city of Glasgow, Scotland always provides a fantastic backdrop for a story. This month JHP is proud to be publishing two very different but both brilliantly entertaining reads with atmospheric Scottish settings. With No Safe Anchorage author Liz McCrae Shaw delivers a hard to

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David and the Philistine Woman

May 7th, 2017 | By

This is a perfect example of historical fiction, as it tells a story we all know but with the help of the ‘what if’ element.  What was behind David’s use of his slingshot? What if he had had help inside the Philistine stronghold of Gath? What if there had been a trader who could get

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Coming Soon – July 2017

Apr 24th, 2017 | By

Nara is a young Philistine woman who has given up hope of ever finding a husband. No man will take a wife who towers head and shoulders above him. She lives in isolation with her father, until she is discovered by the Philistine priests. They betroth her to Goliath, to give him warrior sons. What

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Featured Book: Lost Eagle

Mar 17th, 2017 | By

  The Untold Story of HIH Grand Duchess Tatiana of Russia. An epic drama of world-changing events revealed through the visionary consciousness of Tatiana, one of the four daughters of the last Russian Tsar, Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra. This is Tatiana’s story, told through her diary: from idyllic childhood in the last royal

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Creepiness and Sinister Mice

Feb 15th, 2017 | By

Here are a few excerpts from Intelligent Designing for Amateurs, featuring creepy mice. I blame Douglas Adams entirely, I just can’t get enough sinister mice… Charlie caught the dog-faced boy trying to put wheels on one of the mice. “So it can go faster,” he explained. “But mice aren’t supposed to have wheels!” She felt

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Riding Hearts

Jan 10th, 2017 | By

  Riding Hearts by Thomas Moffatt This is a tale of romance, betrayal and revenge that will keep you hooked to the very last page. Riding Hearts is an historical romance set in the fictional rotten borough of Upperbridge, Lincolnshire during the late 18th century. It tells the tale of forbidden romance between a riding

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The Little Waggons

Dec 21st, 2016 | By

by Crozier Green Cosa Nostra’s Sicilian birth was an epic struggle between penury and privilege, born of a centuries-old conflict between a peasant underclass and a ruling elite. This noble cause was forever doomed by descent into corruption and violence. Against this background, The Little Wagons charts the rise of a seminal mafia dynasty, during Sicily’s

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Top Hat Books

Nov 19th, 2016 | By

This week we’re taking a closer look at our historical fiction imprint, Top Hat Books. Whether it’s a story of rebellion, loyalty and love in Ireland in the early 20th century, or an alternative version of the epic tale of Beowulf, Top Hat’s novels all have one thing in common: a compelling story that keeps

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October/November eBook Promotion

Oct 25th, 2016 | By

From 15th October – 15th November eBook Promotion at $£0.99 (subject to tax by different retailer sites. This promotion should be available from all participating ebook platform sellers, which include Google, Amazon, Apple, Overdrive (for Waterstones) and Barnes and Noble.   “Does for London what ‘Pure’ did for Paris.” Jane Myles, author   Messiah – Love, music

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An interview with Elizabeth Hopkinson

Jun 16th, 2016 | By

“A great character is someone you don’t think of as a character. They’re a real person. You want to knife them or marry them … draw them and write songs about them … they’re nuanced and complex, with lives outside the plot of the story.” This week we’re chatting to Elizabeth Hopkinson, the prize-winning author

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