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The Bequest By Ronald Griffin
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Young orphaned Tom Luke a companion to Squire Montford, discovered on the elders’ death that he was the squire’s illegitimate grandson, through a love-match between the squires son David... More > and Mary (a maid) Tom’s late mother. David absconded to a remote farm in Sussex where Tom was eventually to learn of his early death and he being the squire’s only son thought he was sole benefactor to the Montford estates. To Tom’s dismay the squire’s London solicitor having died suddenly had already transferred the Montford deeds to the squire’s great nephew Rev.Charles Mackay of Fife Scotland, who claimed to be rightful heir to the estates. So did Tom Luke through his coincidental and strange escapades finally make claim to his inheritance or did the Rev. Charles Mackay have prior claim. The novel evolves around other characters of incomprehensible male and female relationships adding certain piquancy and drama to the plot.< Less
The Black Princess By Maggie Voysey Paun
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Who is Mrs Helena Bennett and how did she come to live alone in the remote Sussex countryside? Her neighbours know her as an eccentric old woman who roams the forest with her beloved dog, is... More > generous to the poor, and smokes a hookah. They call her ‘The Black Princess’, although she is not very dark-skinned nor of Royal birth. It is spring 1853 when a chance visitor causes Helena to begin to recall her early life. Through her eyes the reader is transported to 1785 at the British Residency in Lucknow, India, a city renowned for its hybrid culture, the excesses of the ruling Nawab, and the avarice of some of the East India Company officers. The Black Princess is based on a true story. Maggie Voysey Paun’s previous novel Sacrifices which is set in Africa, was published in 2016 by PublishNation and is also available as an e-book or in paperback from Amazon.com.< Less
The Invisible Man By H. G. Wells
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The Invisible Man is one of the most remarkable works of science fiction. It gave birth to invisibility as a concept in literature. Griffin is a strange scientist who achieved something that no man... More > ever had done before. He invented a way to become invisible. He appears in the village of Iping, Sussex, all clothed with dark goggles and a wide hat. This withdrawn, irritable and unfriendly man quickly becomes the talk of town. Where has he come from? Why is he so reclusive? And more important what does he want? Due to some inevitable circumstances, Griffin had to divulge his identity. And the outcome is as mindboggling as it can be because the man is indeed INVISIBLE. What will this lead to as he cannot be captured or seen? Where will this power take him to? Grab your cup of coffee and enjoy discovering this amazing story that brought the concept of invisibility to the world.< Less
Smoke By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
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Smoke Fairies is a British dream pop duo comprising Katherine Blamire and Jessica Davies.Blamire and Davies met at school in Sussex during the late 1990s. They spent 2002 in New Orleans, where they... More > absorbed American blues music. When they returned to England they discovered British folk music at the Sidmouth Folk Week Festival while working as car park attendants. They later settled in Vancouver, Canada, for a year before returning to London to start performing.In 2007, Smoke Fairies toured the UK in support of Bryan Ferry and the following year they released their debut single, "Living with Ghosts", on Music for Heroes. Richard Hawley was an early supporter of the act, saying they were "frankly the best thing I have heard in years". Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoke_Fairies Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Pandora's Inner Goddess By MM Gibbons
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When youthful graduate rookie journalist Milad Brown meets erotic novelist and publishing sensation Pandora Poste, he is blown off the course of his previously contented life. Sharing a scruffy flat... More > with his mate Sparky in a quiet Sussex town, he loves everything about his life - his gang of mates, his football, his first job on the local newspaper, his local pub, and his family. Relatively unworldly, girls are no immediate priority for Milad…until he is sent to interview Pandora. Sucked into her media and publishing entourage, Milad is twice contractually engaged. There is a contract of employment and a contract to submit - and they are not so subtly inter-linked. Embracing both with gusto and the pink secrets that Pandora keeps hidden from public view, Milad sets out on an emotional and painful voyage.< Less
Conundrum By Raymond Jones
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A small group of men and women meet in wartime to journey on a path that crosses time and space boundaries. John Devine, a writer of ghost stories gets employed by a government department run by... More > the mysterious Colonel Draft who specialises in watching subversives. Both unwittingly become joined to an ancient order going back to Elizabethan times whose initiates include those at the very top of power. But it seems the order has a German branch, not to mention an American one, whose interests interweave across the next two centuries with an incredible synchronicity. Nazi plots to use occult secrets to win the war are just the beginning of a web that seem to have been previously spun by sinister forces that reach into the present day. From war-torn London to the Sussex coast to the American Midwest Conundrum is the first volume in the Other Bodies trilogy of novels, going beyond the physical limits of time and place into worlds forbidden, mysterious and far outside our understanding.< Less
CONUNDRUM By Ray J. Jones
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A small group of men and women meet in wartime to journey on a path that crosses time and space boundaries. John Devine, a writer of ghost stories gets employed by a government department run by... More > the mysterious Colonel Draft who specialises in watching subversives. Both unwittingly become joined to an ancient order going back to Elizabethan times whose initiates include those at the very top of power. But it seems the order has a German branch, not to mention an American one, whose interests interweave across the next two centuries with an incredible synchronicity. Nazi plots to use occult secrets to win the war are just the beginning of a web that seem to have been previously spun by sinister forces that reach into the present day. From war-torn London to the Sussex coast to the American Midwest Conundrum is the first volume in the Other Bodies trilogy of novels, going beyond the physical limits of time and place into worlds forbidden, mysterious and far outside our understanding.< Less
The Adventures of a Bear, and a Great Bear too By Alfred Elwes
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Harrison William Weir (5 May 1824 – 3 January 1906),... More > known as "The Father of the Cat Fancy", was an English gentleman and artist.He organised the first cat show in England, at The Crystal Palace, London, in July 1871. He and his brother, John Jenner Weir, both served as judges in the show. In 1887 Harrison Weir founded the National Cat Club and was its first President and Show Manager until his resignation in 1890.Weir was born at Lewes, Sussex, on 5 May 1824. In 1866 Weir started working on his Victorian gothic home "Weirleigh", in the village of Matfield, Kent. Weirleigh was later bought by the Sassoon family and was the birthplace of Siegfried Sassoon in 1886. The house still stands today. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrison_Weir< Less
The Adventures of a Cat, and a Fine Cat Too! By Alfred Elwes
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Harrison William Weir (5 May 1824 – 3 January 1906),... More > known as "The Father of the Cat Fancy", was an English gentleman and artist.He organised the first cat show in England, at The Crystal Palace, London, in July 1871. He and his brother, John Jenner Weir, both served as judges in the show. In 1887 Harrison Weir founded the National Cat Club and was its first President and Show Manager until his resignation in 1890.Weir was born at Lewes, Sussex, on 5 May 1824. In 1866 Weir started working on his Victorian gothic home "Weirleigh", in the village of Matfield, Kent. Weirleigh was later bought by the Sassoon family and was the birthplace of Siegfried Sassoon in 1886. The house still stands today. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrison_Weir< Less
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
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The family of Dashwood had long been settled in Sussex. Their estate was large, and their residence was at Norland Park, in the centre of their property, where, for many generations, they had lived... More > in so respectable a manner as to engage the general good opinion of their surrounding acquaintance. The late owner of this estate was a single man, who lived to a very advanced age, and who for many years of his life, had a constant companion and housekeeper in his sister. But her death, which happened ten years before his own, produced a great alteration in his home; for to supply her loss, he invited and received into his house the family of his nephew Mr. Henry Dashwood, the legal inheritor of the Norland estate, and the person to whom he intended to bequeath it. In the society of his nephew and niece, and their children, the old Gentleman's days were comfortably spent. His attachment to them all increased.< Less

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