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Some Examples of Our Work

The following books are examples of self-publishing projects from a small selection of our authors. 
Most of our books are available through the major bookselling channels including Amazon and Book Depository. 


Snakes and Ladders

Snakes and Ladders

Book Description: Snakes and Ladders, Stephen Verney's sixth book is a personal account of how we are challenged by the coincidence of opposites throughout our lives. The main focus of the book rests on the author's vivid account of daily life during World War Two – first as a Red Cross worker with the Quakers, in Norway, Finland, Libya and Syria; and then as a Resistance fighter in German occupied Crete. It was an incident in Aleppo that led Verney to the agonising decision to leave the Quakers and join the Army. This agony persisted throughout his time in Crete, where, disguised as a Cretan cattle dealer, he carried in his pocket a ready cocked pistol cushioned by his small bible. The clash of opposites reverberates throughout Verney's war – delicious food, famine, squalor, beauty, hatred and compassion. The vividness of this book and its charming details spring out of the letters that he wrote to his parents – letters which were carefully archived in Claydon House, his family home in Buckinghamshire, and later also recorded by The Imperial War Museum. Verney writes with an effortless humour, a humility that is never pious and an acceptance that does not judge. War is a part of life and manifests itself through human love and goodness, as well as through evil.

Publisher: Verney Books

ISBN: 9780992685621

Price: £7.99

Format: Pbk

Height (mm): 203

Width (mm): 127

Pages: 140

Author(s): Stephen Verney

What Our Customers Think

"Searching the net for a publisher for my poems, I came across the Choir Press. That was five years ago and since then I have written five poetry books and cherish every one of them."

Richard Maitland. Author; Runaways, Adventures with Words, What Larks, Anchors Aweigh and Northern Lights