Tony Judge’s first children’s book ‘Lost’ and Polly Stretton’s latest collection ‘Growing Places’ were launched in August 2021.
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A big thank you to Mad Hatter Reviews for the review of Polly Stretton’s ‘The Alchemy of 42’. Always good to see a review in which the reviewer has read and clearly understood the contents of a poetry collection 😊 So, thank you to Beth O’Brien. We’re glad you enjoyed ‘The Alchemy of 42’. You can see the full review by clicking here, and get your copy by clicking here.
More reviews of Kevin Brooke’s new book ‘The Objectors’ can be seen on Facebook and other social media platforms daily. To see the latest we’ve spotted from Creative Writing lecturer Ruth Stacey of University of Worcester’s Creative Writing team, click here
…and you will kick yourself if you miss this incredible video trailer, created with work by Joshua Falcon and MixKit Videos, music courtesy of bensound click here
Good news! A thrilling new Young Adult (YA) book from Kevin Brooke with illustrations by Seraphim Bryant.
The year is 2042. England is cut-off from the former UK, Europe and the world. As resources dwindle, The Entitlement Party creates a devastating scheme to reduce the population. On their sixteenth birthday, young people of underling class are selected at random to eliminate six people. The reward for fulfilling their contract is to win their place amongst the elite.
Samarah, Ethan and Ellie-Mae, each of whom has a different reason to object, refuse to sign the contract. As civilisation crumbles, and a programme of genocide is uncovered, the regime deploys its synthetic warriors to destroy an underling rebellion. The only force that can prevent victory for evil is the spirit and collective strength of three young people. The Objectors.
We’ve set a Zoom launch date of Sunday 18 July at 4pm and will give details closer to that time. In the meanwhile, if you’d like a sneak preview before the launch, it’s available to pre-order now and will despatched as soon as the printer gnomes get it to BPP.
UK x3 copies £24.00 +P&P
Beth O’Brien and fellow poet Brian Comber had a wonderful, well-attended double book launch for their debut poetry collections 13 June 2021. The books are now available and will be despatched as soon as the packing elf can manage it.
Beth O’Brien – The Earth is a Bookcase
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UK £6.00 +P&P
Brian Comber – Panopticon
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UK £6.00 +P&P
Mental illness affects one in four of us, yet too many people are made to feel isolated and worthless as a result. This anthology seeks to encourage everyone to be more open about their mental state, to talk, to listen, to change lives. The poetry and prose was sent in to Worcestershire LitFest and Fringe to celebrate Mental Health Awareness.
UK customers £7 +P&P:
Winner of the University of Worcester Black Pear Press Prize for Fiction 2020 Cath Darwen’s first book ‘Blue Stockings’ is a most readable exploration into women during the French Revolution and their portrayal in historical fiction.
Blue Stockings, or “I Have Killed One Man To Save A Hundred Thousand” is set during the chaotic events of 1789 and is inspired by the often overlooked role of French women in the violent upheavals that swept away the monarchy and successive revolutionary governments. The experiences of the main protagonist, Emile, offer a striking new perspective on this epochal moment in European history.
“Cath Darwen’s novella weaves fact and fiction to create a compelling stage full of characters, both real and invented, embarking on the starting moments of the French Revolution. This vivid scene, as if the curtains are being pulled back on history allowing the reader to witness the everyday women drawn into the bloody business, clearly demonstrates Darwen’s love of the time period and dramatic flair.” —Ruth Stacey, poet and lecturer in Creative Writing, University of Worcester
Launched in May, 2021 to celebrate the University of Worcester Creative Writing 2020 prizewinners as they published their first books…Chloe Hanks and Cath Darwen. Click here for details.
UK customers £5 +P&P:
Former Worcestershire Poet Laureate Tim Cranmore has updated ‘The Mermaid and The Mason’ and created his own illustrations for this outstanding new publication.
UK £7 +P&P: