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Thoughts of a New Old Mum By Karen Louise Hollis
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Karen Louise Hollis became a mum in 1990 aged 20 & had 3 more babies by 1996. She enjoyed being a young mum & having kids close in age. However in 2010 aged 41, Karen began a new relationship... More > & they decided to have a baby. How hard would it be for her to conceive in her 40s? Would pregnancy & birth be different in the 2010s, some 20 years since her eldest was born? Thoughts of a New Old Mum follows Karen’s journey from trying to get pregnant through the pregnancy & birth of their son & his 1st year. How had things changed since her experiences in the 1990s? Would she find it hard being an older mum? How would her other children react to their much younger sibling? This book covers a huge change in Karen’s life. As she enters 2013, another happy event is just around the corner... The book is written in a friendly, chatty style which anyone who has a child will relate to. This is an open & honest account of the joys & love, worries & stresses, the explosive nappies & sleep-deprived nights of motherhood.< Less
1985 - A Golden Year for Gymnastics! By Karen Inskip-Hayward
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A 334-page review of women's gymnastics in 1985. This includes the author's memories, reviews of the major competitions, The Path to Perfection, statistical analysis of results and an interview with... More > Hayley Price (1983 and 1985 British Champion). Cover photos of Oksana Omelianchik.< Less
BOOKS and MOVIES and MARILYN MONROE! By Karen Inskip-Hayward
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A collection of reviews I have written over the past eight years - book reviews, film reviews and a special section on Marilyn Monroe! 81 book reviews, 39 film reviews and in the MM section, there... More > are reviews of 7 books on her, 11 of her films, one website and 4 poems I have written about her - plus the cover is a drawing I have done of Marilyn too. Almost 141,000 words and 639 pages< Less
Reviewing Marilyn! By Karen Inskip-Hayward
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A collection of reviews I have written over the past eight years - on Marilyn Monroe! There are reviews of 7 books on her, 11 of her films, one website and 4 poems I have written about her - plus the... More > cover is a drawing I have done of Marilyn too. 92 pages.< Less
From Darkness Through Light By Karen Louise Hayward
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A collection of 31 poems on various themes including suicide, Marilyn Monroe, war, depression, ghosts, the fragility of life - but also featuring light, witty poems on Daytime TV, sexy underwear and... More > love.< Less
The Golden Decade Volume 1 By Karen Inskip-Hayward
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One woman's memories of women's gymnastics in the first half of the 1980s - a combination of gymnastics history and memoirs.
Tales of Dark Nights, Death and Violent Encounters By Karen Louise Hayward
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A short story collection featuring twenty stories of between 100 and 2000 words. These feature murder, suicide, domestic violence and alien abduction - but with some black comedy and wit amongst the... More > drama and tension! Sometimes, some of the characters even survive to tell their tale!< Less
Petals of Pleasure… Petals of Pain... By Karen Inskip-Hayward
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A COLLECTION OF 40 POEMS SHOWING THE DARK AND LIGHT SIDES OF LIFE
Un-Conventional - 13 Years of Meeting the Stars of Doctor Who By Karen Louise Hollis
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At the age of 27, Karen was living a conventional life as a mother and housewife in Lincolnshire. Then she met Colin Baker in 1997. Following this, she spent 13 years meeting the stars of DOCTOR WHO,... More > travelling round the country attending conventions and watching plays. This is the story of those meetings...< Less
The Other Side of the Table By Karen Louise Hollis
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From being just an ordinary fan who had attended Doctor Who conventions and events since 1997, Karen was now experiencing The Other Side of the Table – being asked for autographs, being... More > photographed, selling books and giving interviews. This second book covers the events she attended from September 2010 to July 2011 and includes her meeting over 100 of the Doctor Who cast and crew, star names such as Arthur Darvill, Colin Baker, Paul McGann, Kate O’Mara, Jacqueline Pearce, Barbara Shelley, Peter Purves, Bonnie Langford and Floella Benjamin. The Other Side of the Table also includes her views on the new series of Doctor Who, her ten hours spent watching an episode being filmed and her personal tributes to Nicholas Courtney and Elisabeth Sladen. The Other Side of the Table is written in Karen’s chatty, fun and light-hearted style. If readers attended any of the events mentioned, this book will hopefully bring back some great memories and for those that didn’t go – well, now you will know what you missed!< Less