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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. 


Archive by category: Biography & True StoriesReturn
Awful Wedded Life

Awful Wedded Life

Book Description: An eighteen year old English girl decides to marry an Armenian man from Iran and return to Iran with him. Life, however, doesn’t work out to be quite as grand as she imagines. In Iran she lives through the turmoil of the Iranian revolution and faces a culture shock, cruelty, and humiliation. The author, who is now in her sixties writes from the heart as describes the events of her marriage and eventual escape.

Publisher: The Choir Press

ISBN: 9781910864678

Price: £5.99

Format: Pbk

Height (mm): 203

Width (mm): 127

Pages: 60

Author(s): Melissa Star

Proud Scars

Proud Scars

Book Description: In 1938 Annelies Magen, 18 years old and from a Jewish family in Dresden, was accused of being a spy by the German authorities. Her parents sent her to England to escape the threat of a ‘labour camp’, hoping to join her later. She would never see them again. In this combined family history and memoir, Annelies’s son David Godwin former chaplain of Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, traces the fate of the Magen family in wartime Germany, and reflects on his own life as a Christian with Jewish roots.

Publisher: The Choir Press

ISBN: 9781910864142

Price: £9.95

Format: Pbk

Height (mm): 246

Width (mm): 198

Pages: 110

Author(s): David Godwin

Murder As A Fine Art

Murder As A Fine Art

Book Description: On 5th February 1890, four young people left Liverpool ,sailing for New York on the S.S. Britannic. They were Reginald Birchall, his wife Florence, Frederick Benwell and Douglas Pelly. Both Benwell and Pelly had been hoodwinked into believing that part-ownership in a luxury farm holding awaited them in Niagara Falls. The scam turned into disaster. Benwell was murdered, his body left to rest in the grim confines of a Canadian swamp. John Wilson Murray, acknowledged as the founder of the Ontario Provincial Police Force, was the detective given charge of the investigation, his work leading to one of the most remarkable trials in the history of the Canadian judicial system.

Reginald Birchall would be at the centre of his enquiries. Can there be any doubt as to the identity of the murderer? Was the murder premeditated? Was Florence Birchall fortunate to be found guiltless of any criminal offence? Is it possible that the murderer's familiarity with Thomas de Quincey's essay "On Murder, Considered as One of the Fine Arts" , influenced his future behaviour? Following extensive research in both Canada and England, the author describes the history of the crime from its origin in a farm-pupil emigration scam, through to post trial events, concluding with reference to Canadian commemorative ceremonies and staged re-enactments held over the past twenty five years.

The unearthing of previously unidentified correspondence is central to making this richly illustrated book an important addition to earlier recorded accounts of a crime which attracted media attention across North America and Europe.

Publisher: The Choir Press

ISBN: 9781910864098

Price: £11.95

Format: Pbk

Height (mm): 235

Width (mm): 191

Pages: 182

Author(s): Alan Bytheway

Angel of Islington

Angel of Islington

Book Description: What if you were told that the way you saw the world was completely wrong? For years, Ioakim Eleftheros heard voices giving him instructions. He believed that all conversations and encounters he had were being broadcast to the entire world. He relied on coincidence to make his decisions for him, confident that the universe was preparing him to take up his role as a messiah. He could never have imagined that the rest of humanity was living in a reality that looked nothing like his own. Angel of Islington is compelling reading! Set against a backdrop of distorted thoughts, vivid inner-city colours and global trekking, Ioakim's journey is as spectacular as it is apocalyptic. This candid memoir gives a unique insight into the effects of schizophrenia and manic-depression on a man's mind.

Publisher: The Choir Press

ISBN: 9781910864029

Price: £8.95

Format: Pbk

Height (mm): 203

Width (mm): 127

Pages: 168

Author(s): Ioakim Eleftheros

Can't Explain

Can't Explain

Book Description: 'Can't Explain' is an invaluable resource for all parents going through difficult times associated with family breakdown. It tells the story of a father's tortuous fight to win the right to retain contact with his only child after his marriage break-up. Although the characters in the book are fictional their story is based on real-life situations. It tells of the strange and desperately emotional events that unfolded over a number of years. It wasn't until it was too late for this father that he realised and fully understood he had been a victim of Parental Alienation.

The story starts at the beginning of his relationship with his first wife. A couple of years into marriage the relationship starts to flounder and as the story unfolds the reader sees the darker side of the human psyche and how family relationships can be torn apart by separation and divorce. Sinister twists follow involving blackmail and false allegations of child abuse, and the systematic destruction of the loving parent-child relationship the father had shared with his daughter, as the child is taught to hate the once cherished parent. Throughout his ordeal the father keeps a journal as an outlet for his pent-up emotions, which ultimately turns out to be a true blessing. The story concludes with how he and others around him learn to cope with all the hurtful and terrifying consequences of Parental Alienation. He reflects on the perceived inadequacy of family law and the family court, whilst offering practical advice and suggestions to others who could easily find themselves in similar circumstances. As well as a fascinating, albeit sometimes harrowing, read this book can be viewed as a useful reference for anyone who suspects 'Parental Alienation' or 'Parental Alienation Syndrome' is affecting their lives in any way.

Publisher: The Choir Press

ISBN: 9781909300170

Price: £7.99

Format: Pbk

Height (mm): 198

Width (mm): 129

Pages: 274

Author(s): Luke Matthews and Julie Burkhardt

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