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.
Book Description: What sets our Servicemen and women apart? They choose to place themselves in danger so that we may live in peace. If they die in the line of duty they, and their families, deserve our deepest respect. Instead, the pilots of Chinook ZD576 were unjustly accused of gross negligence, by those with most to lose if the truth was revealed. The aircraft was not airworthy, however this was concealed from the crew and passengers. After a 17 year campaign, when this evidence was presented to the Mull of Kintyre Review the findings were set aside. This book is an inside view of the campaign, and of MoD itself. It discusses the events which brought the RAF into disrepute and reveals the evidence withheld from official inquiries.
Publisher: Nemesis Books
Height (mm): 229
Width (mm): 152
Author(s): David Hill
Book Description: "Now! Listen carefully," Dr Laverty said. "You will be small, but most importantly you have nothing to worry about. You are healthy and as strong as an ox. If you use your brain, you will get along fine - so you have nothing to worry about." Growing up in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the 1920s, Bob Mackenzie's childhood and youth were far from easy. Part of a family that struggled with the hardships of unemployment and poverty in post-war Britain, Bob was also born with a form of genetic dwarfism at a time when medical knowledge about rare genetic conditions was vastly more limited than it is today. Still, Dr Laverty was right about Bob - he was strong, healthy and full of appreciation for the simple pleasures to be encountered amongst life's challenges.
In Both Sides of the Iron Gates, Bob Mackenzie shares with us his memories of being separated from his family, growing up in Birmingham's orphanages and workhouses, before entering the workforce at a time when Europe was once again on the brink of war. Despite the adversity that he faced, in Bob's story we encounter tremendous courage, humour, determination, and an infectious enthusiasm for all that life has to offer. Both Sides of the Iron Gates has been published by the Restricted Growth Association (RGA), a charity that provides vital information and support to the dwarfism community throughout the UK. Bob Mackenzie was a much loved member of the RGA and in 2011 was awarded the charity's 'Lifetime Achievement Award.'
Publisher: Restricted Growth Association
Height (mm): 203
Width (mm): 127
Author(s): Bob MacKenzie
Book Description: In 1968, Conservative MP Enoch Powell gave a shocking speech in Birmingham opposing immigration throughout the UK. The 'Rivers of Blood' speech was described as 'evil'. It resulted in Powell's dismissal from the Shadow Cabinet and made thousands of immigrants feel unsafe in the country they had adopted as their own. Powell himself became a symbol of both loathing and fervent admiration. Sarinder Joshua Duroch, a British man whose grandparents came to this country from India, provides a new perspective on this divisive figure. Despite disagreeing with Powell's methods, and despite the trouble that Powell caused for his family, Duroch finds that it's not impossible to establish some common ground. Enoch, I Am a British Indian is a bold and unusual examination of immigration, the failure of multiculturalism and the legacy of an extraordinary and controversial MP, whose impact is perhaps felt more strongly than ever today.
Publisher: The Choir Press
Author(s): Sarinder Duroch
Book Description: How do you choose a care home for a relative or friend? The care home may look perfect in the brochure, but is that a true reflection of what it's like to live there? Can the manager's claims be trusted? Written by an insider who's worked in care for sixteen years, this book will show you how to tell if all is really as it seems. Are the home's residents looked upon as people, or just as money generators? Will your mum be allowed something to drink in the evening, or will she be left thirsty just so that she won't need the lavatory in the night?
This is a book for anyone with a relative or friend in residential care. It's also a book for current and future residents and the carers who look after them. 'Behind those care home doors' will show you what to really look for in a care home and how to check the standards of care provided and what to do if things go wrong. The author describes her front line experiences of abusive behaviours and harrowing standards of care, often from senior staff. She questions why carers who have the most contact with patients are frequently ignored when they raise concerns. Typical care home fees are equal to a staying in a good hotel with a private nurse and yet many homes are cutting staff to inappropriate levels.
The author describes working in a care home with fees in excess of £900 per week and a menu promising smoked mackerel paté, homemade crusty bread and salad while the staff were obliged to serve muffin and chips, fish fingers and spaghetti hoops, out of date food, and mean portions. If you're contemplating working in a care home 'Behind those care home doors' will give you an insight and help you to decide whether care is the right career for you physically and emotionally. This book would also make valuable reading for care home managers and owners who may be finding the day to day pressures within their organisation are leading to decisions they know to be wrong.
Publisher: Toby Pereira
Author(s): Adeline Dalley
Book Description: Dunkirk, the Blitz, Singapore, Java, the Burma Railway and the Japanese hell ships are names associated with some of the worst British experiences of the Second World War. To have been engaged in one of these terrifying events would have been unlucky, but the 6th Heavy Anti Aircraft Regiment endured them all. This is their extraordinary story, painstakingly researched by Patrick Walker incorporating the accounts of survivors and their families.
Height (mm): 244
Width (mm): 170
Author(s): Patrick Walker
"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