In the year 2020, Mary Nobleman is an average thirteen-year-old girl until one night she falls through the floor of her house and discovers a secret room in her family’s basement that is filled with artifacts. In the room, she discovers a journal, the famous Excalibur, and an Egyptian Amulet. She also finds a hidden tunnel leading to a river. Mary travels with her friend Julie and a Celtic fairy in a submarine to Wales, which used to be called Camelot. While Mary is on her journey, she learns that she is a descendant of the legendary King Arthur from a secret second marriage, and discovers some unique powers as well. In Camelot, she and her friends fight evil creatures and become imprisoned by a secret coven on top of a mountain! Can Mary defeat those seeking revenge on Arthur’s bloodline? What truths do the rare relics hold? A story about friendships, family secrets, and adventures, readers are encouraged to think outside the box as they join Mary on her journey of self-discovery.
The year is 2084, and that famous Margaret Thatcher quote has become a reality: There really is no such thing as society. No one speaks to anyone else. No one looks at anyone else. People don’t collaborate, they only compete.
I hate to admit it, but this has had tragic consequences. Unable to satisfy their social urges, the population has fallen into a pit of depression and anxiety. Suicide has become the norm.
It all sounds rather morbid, does it not? But please don’t despair, there is hope, and it comes in the form of our hero: Renee Ann Blanca. Wishing to fill the society-shaped hole in her life, our Renee does the unthinkable: She goes in search of human company! It’s a radical act and an enormous challenge. But that, I suppose, is why her tale’s worth recounting. It’s as gripping as it is touching, and I think you’re going to love it…
Your trusty narrator,
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+ “An epiphany” – The Avenger
+ “A must-read” – The Bay Net
+ “So relevant” – Medium
Alfred Earnest Scholes joined the Metropolitan Police in February 1888 and was one of many constables that were posted to the dark slums of Whitechapel during the Jack the Ripper scare of the same year. In a career spanning 36 years from lowly PC Scholes to Detective Inspector, this book examines some of the most fascinating crimes and criminals that had Victorian and Edwardian England shocked and enthralled. Beginning with the infamous Mrs Pearcey in the Kentish Town Murder, who cut the throat of her lover’s wife and smothered their baby, before walking the bodies through the streets in an overloaded pram, this book goes deeper than ever before into some of the crimes you may have heard of, and some you may not. Includes for the first time in over 110 years a sensational solution to the infamous murder of Emily Dimmock in The Camden Town Murder.
Hear about depraved sexual deviant, the Mad Monk Widdows, who preyed on vulnerable young boys; the tragic Adolf Beck, whose case led to the creation of the Criminal Court of Appeal; Lily Miers, the West End’s most brazen and successful shoplifter; Milsom and Fowler, who beat to death an elderly man in the kitchen of his own home in The Muswell Hill Murder; Ann O’Delia Diss Debar who robbed, conned and raped her way through a shocked Victorian London; and the enigmatic and adventurous life of Chicago May, from gangster’s moll in America’s midwest, to confidence trickster in Chicago, New York and London, to safe cracker in Paris and ultimately to the attempted murder of Eddie Guerrin in London’s West End.
In 1922, Detective Inspector Scholes, now of the Port of London Authority Police, boarded the SS Morea and seized letters written by Edith Thompson to her lover Freddie Bywaters, which were instrumental in sending them both to the gallows in what was known as The Ilford Murder Case. But was Edith Thompson a victim of a miscarriage of justice as some have since claimed, or a scheming, murderous woman, responsible for the deaths of two men in the primes of their lives? G S Burroughs explores the letters and the trial at The Old Bailey and finishes this revealing and fascinating book with his controversial conclusion.