Befriending an amateur artist colleague of her husband my sister Irene asked him one day if he could paint a picture of our brother's favourite spitfire. The plane in question was adorned with a big black cat leaping over the RAF roundel on the port side of the fuselage. Sometime later an exhibition of the artists work was held at the Town Hall in Hornchurch, Essex.
This is an enchanting illustrated book containing two stories Bladderwrack Park and Lucy's Christmas Friend. Bladderwrack Park is a wonderful tale of a group of charming sea creatures, each with their own individual personalities. The story is accompanied with delightful colour illustrations and will appeal to many young children as it is both entertaining and informative. Crusty the crab and his friend, Lobby the lobster find an unusual silver object, whilst playing hide 'n seek one day, in Lichendown Square.
Bloody Berwick, a well written account of the history of Berwick, commences in medieval times with the death of Alexander III of Scotland in 1286 and ends in 1624, following the union of the crowns of England and Scotland, with the completion of a stone bridge (known now as the ‘Old Bridge’) over the Tweed.
Private detective, Sebastian Bludd, had an unusual upbringing that ultimately ended in unhappy teenage years. Some would say that unusual and unhappy were words that carried over into his adult life. Bludd, himself, would rather use the word unconventional, but in reality, he knew all three words were quite appropriate.
Now, more than 20 years after absconding from boarding school, a woman turns up on his doorstep. His instinct is that she is not being wholly truthful with him, but, compelled by curiosity, he reluctantly takes her case.
BooBoo and the Dots is the fifth book in the Jelly Dot series featuring a charming, magical little bear who lives in the wonderful land of Jelly Dot. One morning, BooBoo awakens to find his woodland home has mysteriously been overrun by little white balls of fur. Curious, he examines a few and decides to call them his own "little white dots". At the suggestion of Mrs Turtle who happens by, BooBoo takes his discovery to Professor Turtle's school in hope of finding out what the dots really are and where they come from.
BooBoo and the Valley of Secrets is the fourth book in the Jelly Dot series featuring a charming, magical little bear who lives in the wonderful land of Jelly Dot.
One afternoon, BooBoo and his friend, Dragonlion, encounter a baby star that has fallen from the sky. Together they enlist the help of others to help take care of the star and figure out a way to get him back home. Lots of novel ideas lead to inventive attempts to put the baby star back into the sky, but none of them seem to work.
BooBoo Meets Tiger Too Tall is the third book in the Jelly Dot series featuring a charming little bear who lives in the wonderful land of Jelly Dot.
One day, while exploring the world around him, BooBoo encounters an ear piercing scream. Following the sound to its source, he discovers the creature in desperate need of a rescue. Together, they go on a journey of self discovery learning what makes them uniquely different can also make them friends.
In this story of self-identity and the struggle to fit in, BooBoo teaches us that what is beautiful in life can be found within.
Bordering on Faith examines the sometimes indeterminate border zone between orthodox Christian practice and some of the popular customs that have arisen, not only in the past but within changing cultural landscapes today. Using examples from biblical times and from the early Christian centuries, as also from contemporary African and Western societies, the author discusses how individual 'spiritual need' presents a perennial challenge to the Church.
While building up what proved to be his very successful business as a window cleaner, Bob Kear met a lot of interesting and eccentric characters. He writes about them fluently and eloquently, and doesn't shy away from giving his opinion on politics and religion, but his real writing flair shines through when he talks about people. Kear's sense of humour and determination really show through in his book, making him an extremely likeable character.
Especially in the years since it achieved Independence in 1966, Botswana has attracted a host of admirers from all over the world who have been captivated, intrigued and sometimes puzzled by it. There is, however, no non-specialist book on Botswana which provides a feel for the place and its heritage, its personality and a sense of where it is going and from where it has come. Sandy Grant has now sought to fill that gap with this easy-to-read, handsomely illustrated book.