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Fifty Flashes Of Fiction is here! The new anthology of Worcestershire LitFest & Fringe’s Flash Fiction competition is now available. This much awaited book was well-received at the launch in Worcester 30th November 2014. The audience were treated to readings from the first and second prizewinners and many other flash fashionistas. Get your copies via PayPal: UK customers: NonUK customers:
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Worcestershire Poet Laureate 2013, Tim Cranmore, launched his book of poetry ‘Barred’ at the Old Rec in June this year. Black Pear Press are pleased to confirm that the book is available via PayPal or from Amazon as a paperback or an eBook, see below.
Tim Cranmore was born in Worcestershire, England, and originally trained as a biochemist.
After a period in clinical research, he started making recorders at the Guildhall School of Music. He now travels the world with the recorders he makes and sells. Tim also runs courses on recorder making, he says that he and his colleagues ‘now feel that it is time for us to share what we know, and pass on the fruits of, in my case, 30 years of experience to anyone who wants it.’
Tim says he likes the idea of the 18th century musician producing a slightly worn instrument from the depths of his frock coat, and playing with his friends in the local coffee house. He is well known for his ability to make a recorder from a carrot and has entertained many with his demonstrations of doing just that!
Well known on the spoken word circuit, Tim became Worcestershire Poet Laureate in 2013. This, his first collection of poems, celebrates his time as Poet Laureate and includes poems about his carrot, plus favourites such as the beautifully melodic The Mermaid And The Mason and Tim’s humour in On My Bidet – For Catherine.
Tim holds a performer’s diploma in recorder, and has supplied many instruments to professional and amateur players all over the world during thirty years as a maker. His instruments have been used by leading players and are featured on a number of acclaimed CDs.
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The seeds of destruction have their roots in Simon’s bitter and lonely childhood. On the death of his grandfather he becomes wealthy enough to abandon his teaching job and, with ruthless determination, plans to remove anyone who stands between him and the attainment of his dream. Gradually losing all touch with reality, his behaviour becomes increasingly bizarre, with terrifying, destructive consequences.
The story unfolds through the eyes of Hester, a celebrity chef whose orderly life is thrown into chaos by her stepson, Simon. She views him with maternal affection, unaware that he harbours a dangerous obsession.
Frances Bennett launched her first novel, Seeds of Destruction, in 2014 and launches her second, Something Wicked, in 2019.
Portraits of Prose Andrew Owens
Portraits of Prose is a collection of compelling short stories, each with the power to draw you in and leave a lasting impression. Each tale is concise, unique and well sustained and there is sincerity and feeling in every word. Whether it be the emotionally driven ‘30 Seconds’, the intense and disturbing ‘Sinister Justice’ or the touching and tender ‘Like Mother, Like Daughter’, there is something for everyone in this book. With their lovely easy to read style, these insightful stories engage the reader from the first paragraph to the last.
‘Delightfully impish’ – Glenn James co-founder of 42 Worcester (‘No Strings Attached’)
‘Concise, atmospheric, and with three twists, it engaged and was pretty much a case study in how to get it right’ – Gary Longden behind the arras (‘Bootleg to Paris’)
“Memorable, witty and highly amusing” – Fergus McGonigal (‘Between Friends’)
‘A creepy story with a very surprising twist in the tail’ – Jill King Worcester Writers’ Circle (‘While We Were Out’)
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If you missed our Launch event in December, here’s a second chance. Black Pear Press will launch their Short Stories Anthology 16:30 Sunday 16 March in Kidderminster DY10 1EW at The BHG (Boar’s Head Gallery), the venue used for Mouth & Music.
The stories in the anthology reflect the diverse talents of people living and writing in Worcestershire, the Black Pear County.
Black Pear Press will regularly publish novels, poetry and short stories, with some of its publications originating from the Worcestershire LitFest & Fringe.
There will be a 500-word or less extract from each contributor listed below. Following the readings there will be book signings. We hope you’ll relax and enjoy a chat with all who’ve been involved 🙂
The writers / readers are:
We’ll look forward to seeing you there.
As Mike Alma says, ‘You are getting 73 … yes, 73 different stories in one book.” All this for just £5.00 plus P&P. Following our fabulous launch event, UK customers can get the anthology ‘Flashes of Fiction’ via PayPal
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