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Words on a Crumpled Page By Margaret Muir
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While some short pieces are blatantly flippant and ambiguous, others are meant to prick the conscience, tease the imagination or touch the heart. Love and loss, joy and sadness all included in these... More > garbled musings. The author believes that rhyme and reason have their place in most poetry books, but in this inconsequential mix, literary theory has been tried, tested and, in most cases, cast aside. WORDS ON A CRUMPLED PAGE is an eclectic mix of poetry and prose by fiction author, Margaret Muir scribbled on scraps of paper over the last twenty years.< Less
The Tainted Prize By Margaret Muir
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THE TAINTED PRIZE (Under Admiralty Orders - The Oliver Quintrell Series - 3). The year is 1803 and aboard HM Frigate, 'Perpetual', Captain Quintrell heads south to the Southern Ocean. His orders are... More > to find a missing ship even if it means sailing all the way to Peru. But in order to complete his mission, he must face the challenges of the Horn, an unnerving discovery, French privateers, political intrigue and even deception and unrest amongst his own crew. THE TAINTED PRIZE is a classic age-of-sail nautical fiction adventure and the second in the series following FLOATING GOLD.< Less
Through Glass Eyes By Margaret Muir
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A rags-to-riches saga set in Yorkshire in 1896. When Lucy Oldfield steals an exquisite French doll from Lord Farnley's dying daughter, she is unaware of the roles it will play over the next 25... More > years. When Heaton Hall is closed, she returns to live with her mother. But when her mother dies, and a fleeting affair leaves her with a child to support, life is hard. But a chance encounter with a gentleman on a train brings about enormous change, when he offers her a country cottage to live in. The discovery of a little girl on the moors, the Great War, a surprise legacy and a visit to India all add to the unfolding drama. Love, loss, pain and joy are the ever-changing facets of Lucy's life at Honeysuckle Cottages. Throughout it all, the Bru doll is never far away, playing its own special part in the drama and eventually delivering a special kind of happiness.< Less
The Black Thread By Margaret Muir
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Drama and romance in this historical fiction story set on a Yorkshire canal in 1895. The Leeds & Liverpool Canal is a dark and dangerous place, but it’s along the canal’s bank that... More > Amy Dodd runs to escape from her father. Given shelter by a bargee and his wife, and a young engineer from the woollen mill where she worked, she hides, but Amos Dodd pursues her relentlessly. After a chance encounter with a stranger, Amy is confronted with some shocking truths about her father. Compelled to learn more, she returns along the tow path to Leeds but in doing so steps straight back into the lion’s den.< Less
The Condor's Feather By Margaret Muir
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An exciting equestrian adventure set on the inhospitable Pampas of Patagonia in 1885. From the genteel comforts of a Victorian stately home, Lady Cynthia Beresford embarks on a journey to the tail... More > end of the world. Accompanying her is her father and brother, servants and her faithful Newfoundland dogs. On the steamer, sailing from Liverpool, she meets a mysterious Welshman, Euan Davies, who agrees to ride with her. But this independent English Lady is unaware of his sinister motives and that the path he is following is leading her directly into danger. Pampas winds, wild horses, pumas and escaped convicts wreak havoc on this equestrian expedition, and not everyone will survive the journey and return to England.< Less
SEA DUST By Margaret Muir
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SEA DUST - an historical novel set in 1856. Emma's life is in ruins. In order to survive she must escape from her cruel husband and find a new life far away from Whitby. A chance encounter with a... More > French sailor on the windswept cliff top provides her with the opportunity but to grasp it she must stow away on his ship bound for Australia. However, even on board ship, danger lurks, and the changing moods of the turbulent ocean mirror Emma's emotional journey. "Confronting and real. The author pulls no punches in portraying the dark side of life and the lives of those bound by the sea. This story inspires the reader to begin their own sea-faring adventure. Dramatic from start to finish." Nicole Biber< Less