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Bridlington.net Literary Corner

Regardless of all the things you do know about Bridlington, one of the things you probably werent aware of is the number of authors that reside within or have connections to Bridlington.

Below you will find a selection of publications which are Bridlington related either through their content, the author or the publisher Lodge Books who are an independant bookstore and publishers located in Bridlington's Old Town. Lodge Books specialise in promoting the works of local authors and provide an unbelievably cost efficient route for any author to become published.

We hope you will support the authors who are contributing to Bridlington.net Literary Corner by taking a look at their works below. All the publications can be purchased directly from Amazon from links provided here or in person at Lodge Books Bridlington.

If you wish you can view details of any author and their books by selecting them from the drop down list below.

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  • Peter Thompson on Bridlington.net

     

    Threat To The Vatican

    Peter Thompson
    This book has been viewed 1926 times.

    The Ebola virus is rife in some African countries, but is this connected in any way to a threat to the Vatican? Tom Ranswick and a Chinese agent are deliberately infected with a new strain of Ebola and their lives are in great danger. Jake Brown, whilst recuperating in Rome, finds that a terrorist mastermind is also there, but why? He is not a man known to take holidays. Can...


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  • John Grosser on Bridlington.net

     

    Forever Loved

    John Grosser
    This book has been viewed 3629 times.

    Do you believe in miracles? Melanie Foster doesn't, though she is certainly in need of one. She has been suspended by her investment bank; the Prime Minister has denounced her in Parliament for tax dodging; and her lover, Toby White, has run for the hills. Melanie discovers an old manuscript hidden in her new apartment. It tells the true 12th century story of an unfortunate girl left in Watton Abbey;...


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  • Margaret Kirby on Bridlington.net

     

    A Walk Round Leven

    Margaret Kirby
    This book has been viewed 1928 times.

    A walk round Leven, looking at past times and those who lost their lives in the two wars....


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  • Peter Thompson on Bridlington.net

     

    The Rim World of Canis Minor Three

    Peter Thompson
    This book has been viewed 3829 times.

    My book is a Science fiction Adventure featuring an Earthman called Marcus Cobb, Telepath and soldier who belongs to the United nations of Planets, these are under attack by a parasitic life form that forms a creche of these beings, once as a creche they become very powerful telepaths that only a few being can fight back. Marcus Cobb is one...


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  • Trev Haymer on Bridlington.net

     

    The Feisty Professor's Casebook

    Trev Haymer
    This book has been viewed 2063 times.

    She is back! The intrepid Professor returns in a collection of new mystery cases. Bridlington author Trev Haymer presents his second collection of cases investigated by the Feisty Professor. She is a red-haired young lady in her early thirties who is a Professor of Archaeology and Forensics and who assists the cash-strapped local police force. Known as Prof the tenacious Professor wears designer clothes she bids for on the internet....


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  • Val Creasey on Bridlington.net

     

    Lost Lives

    Val Creasey
    This book has been viewed 4047 times.

    The daughter of the esteemed Lord and Lady George Feathersham, Sarah has led a privileged life growing up with her two brothers on the magnificent family estate known as Feathersham Manor. She had loved Michael Stapely since she was fourteen years old but their love had to remain a secret; her father disapproved of their relationship. On the night of brother Robert's wedding a freak accident changes her life forever....


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  • Andrew Milner on Bridlington.net

     

    Card School

    Andrew Milner
    This book has been viewed 3878 times.

    A boarding school is not always the first choice for parents or children but Michael Dawson did not have the luxury of choice. At ten years of age he had to deal with the loss of both parents who had been abroad on a church mission. He never had the chance to say goodbye only see you later. He believed when they went, they would return, but they didn't. Not...


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  • Mike Wilson on Bridlington.net

     

    Letters to my Catholic Friend

    Mike Wilson
    This book has been viewed 4158 times.

    Mike Wilson is in conflict with his friend. His friend has continued to follow the Roman Catholic Church teachings, while Mike has become persuaded to join the atheist community. In his letters Mike's friend expresses his disappointment that his school pal is destined for a terrible afterlife, while Mike's letters to him express his delight in being free of the obligations of religion, which he refers to as his 'concrete...


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  • Peter Thompson on Bridlington.net

     

    Time Capsule

    Peter Thompson
    This book has been viewed 3980 times.

    A young man called Adam Flint arrives in America after receiving a letter from a great aunt, leaving him a ranch house and lands after her death. Adam had taken these steps after the loss of his wife to a hit and run driver and his subsequent lapse into a drunken frenzy rather than face the loss and hurt of his wife's death. His worries are about to reach a...


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  • Trev Haymer on Bridlington.net

     

    Chosen To Survive

    Trev Haymer
    This book has been viewed 2688 times.

    Set in the near future this novel is a mixture of futuristic vision and science fiction. The theme is: The Human Race is dying – save the young. An untreatable virus, known as The Superbug, is rapidly decimating the world’s population. Something has to be done. So five virus-proof isolation towers are built offshore in various locations across the planet in an effort to ensure the survival of mankind. Placed...


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  • Mark Cunningham on Bridlington.net

     

    Tales From The Zoo

    Mark Cunningham
    This book has been viewed 3884 times.

    Childrens Book about Flip Flop the penguin and Mocha and Coco...


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  • Richard  M Jones  on Bridlington.net

     

    The Great Gale of 1871

    Richard M Jones
    This book has been viewed 2108 times.

    On 10th February 1871, a disaster occurred on the East Yorkshire coast that took dozens of lives and ships, and is remembered in the town of Bridlington to this day. Richard Jones has undertaken years of painstaking research to tell the full story of the Great gale for the first time, so that this fascinating story of bravery and heroism is never forgotten....


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  • Andy Brown on Bridlington.net

     

    Sugar to Rice

    Andy Brown
    This book has been viewed 4125 times.

    John Pride , with his wife Conchita, had returned to England from the Philippines to sort out his late father's estate, but when they arrive at the manor house, the staff are running riot. On their return to the Philippines John invests in abaca and sugar plantations and buys into warehousing and shipping. However, World War One comes along and it turns their world upside down. After the war they...


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  • Andy Brown on Bridlington.net

     

    Lost and Found

    Andy Brown
    This book has been viewed 4424 times.

    A six year old boy called Seth is abandoned in a lane in Rottingham and is taken in by a baker's wife and her husband, but they decide that they cannot look after him, and so they send him to a relation's farm at Milton. As Seth grows older he learns about farming and he falls in love with Sarah, the miller's daughter. They plan to marry but disaster strikes....


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  • Mike Wilson on Bridlington.net

     

    Little Tyke

    Mike Wilson
    This book has been viewed 3872 times.

    Little Tyke illustrates the life and times of a Yorkshire lad from the early 40s to the present day. The stories are not necessarily all true, neither are they complete fiction. The element of truth is the factor which makes all fiction believable, and the author hopes something of real life can be gleaned from these short pieces. Now turned seventy, the author - with his sister, friends and neighbours...


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  • Andrew Milner on Bridlington.net

     

    A Far Reaching Dream

    Andrew Milner
    This book has been viewed 4416 times.

    Kate Arlen is a beautiful young woman who has the whole of her life before her. She had been with her boyfriend for a number of years but tragically he, Pete Phillips, died in a car accident on the same night that Kate had confessed a secret to him. Kate tries hard to get on with her life but is held back because after a period of time Pete finds...


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  • Peter Thompson on Bridlington.net

     

    Deadly Suicide

    Peter Thompson
    This book has been viewed 3667 times.

    A half-mad Wyoming senator is one of the most evil men you could ever wish to meet, and his cult of Abbadon is hell bent on mass suicide, but they want to take everyone else in the world with them. The Yellowstone Park volcano has lain dormant for seventy thousand years, but this senator has a small nanobug that will make it erupt in a maelstrom of fire and ash;...


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  • Joe Gelsthorpe on Bridlington.net

     

    The Royal Naval Air Service at Hornsea Mere and Killingholme, 1914-1919

    Joe Gelsthorpe
    This book has been viewed 3746 times.

    Joe Gelsthorpe of Hornsea presents his father's World War One experiences in photographs, documents and notes. He reminisces about 28348 G.T.W. Gelsthorpe, Air Mechanic First Class, in the Royal Naval Air Service at Hornsea, East Yorkshire, and Killingholme, Lincolnshire, and his father's activities until he was demobbed in 1919....


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  • Richard  M Jones  on Bridlington.net

     

    The Burton Agnes Disaster

    Richard M Jones
    This book has been viewed 1870 times.

    In the early hours of an autumn day in 1947, a truck laden with German prisoners-of-war and their English guards approached a level crossing in a sleepy Yorkshire village. At the same moment, an express train was thundering towards the crossing. For some inexplicable reason, with the train just yards away, the soldier behind the wheel of the truck did not stop. Instead he pressed the accelerator pedal… The scene...


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  • John 'Hutch' Hutchinson on Bridlington.net

     

    Bowie & Hutch

    John 'Hutch' Hutchinson
    This book has been viewed 4308 times.

    “Hutch’s story is a fabulous journey that takes him from hometown Scarborough to the Marquee Club in London 1966 to the Hammersmith Odeon Farewell concert 1973 - via Tokyo, New York and Los Angeles. From a 'buzz around London' to worldwide hysteria… in the company of David Bowie. Jealous? Me?" Marc Riley, BBC Radio 6 Music “You know I think the story is a great rock biography as Hutch helped...


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  • Peter Thompson on Bridlington.net

     

    First Yacht Home

    Peter Thompson
    This book has been viewed 4097 times.

    Tom Ranswick is set up for the murder of his wife by a Middle East terror organisation called 'The Group'. That event is closely followed by the destruction of British Intelligence HQ by two car bombs driven into its basement garage, and a Russian Intelligence base by one of their own nuclear suitcase bombs. The C.I.A. is next to be attacked but is already on alert and the car bombers...


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  • Richard  M Jones  on Bridlington.net

     

    Lockington - Crash at the Crossing

    Richard M Jones
    This book has been viewed 1774 times.

    On 26th July 1986 a train derailed after striking a van at an open level crossing in a remote East Yorkshire village. The resulting carnage killed nine people, injured 42 and left dozens of survivors and families reeling from the shock for the rest of their lives. Now for the first time the full story of that tragedy can be told by the people who were there. The horror of...


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  • Les Poetaster on Bridlington.net

     

    The Unabridged Rivers of my Mind

    Les Poetaster
    This book has been viewed 4132 times.

    A collection of poems and monologues written between 1991 and 2013 by East Yorkshire poet and short story writer Les Poetaster....


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  • Barry Mitchell  on Bridlington.net

     

    By Ro- Ro to The Baltic

    Barry Mitchell
    This book has been viewed 4773 times.

    The 1970s heralded the universal arrival of the dedicated roll-on roll-off freight ferry, or the ro-ro as it became more economically known. During the early years of the ro-ro several owners continued to carry a limited number of passengers in the same style and comfort as expected aboard their former conventional ‘short-sea’ freighters. ‘By Ro-Ro to the Baltic’ takes the reader aboard a bygone class-leading vessel for a ‘fly on...


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  • Andrew Milner on Bridlington.net

     

    The Hidden Path Home

    Andrew Milner
    This book has been viewed 4602 times.

    Pete had returned from what he called a trip away, that not many people ever come back from, and had formed himself a new life. At work he meets Sam, the most beautiful woman he has seen, since his ex girlfriend Kate was in his life, and they fall in love. However, it's not long before Pete starts to have similar dreams to the ones that haunted Kate and right...


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  • Mark Cunningham on Bridlington.net

     

    The Dove Tale

    Mark Cunningham
    This book has been viewed 3893 times.

    A charming story of two doves suitable for younger children. Print is large and easy for children to read and the book has some nice illustrations....


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  • Les Poetaster on Bridlington.net

     

    For Just This Once

    Les Poetaster
    This book has been viewed 3961 times.

    Three short stories to intrigue and entertain, featuring diverse characters each with their own problems and idiosyncrasies....


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  • Peter Thompson on Bridlington.net

     

    The Chechen Connection

    Peter Thompson
    This book has been viewed 2661 times.

    The Chechen terrorist/soldier is, without doubt, committed to his cause. Trains carrying Russian nuclear weapons have often been attacked with a view to getting hold of them, but so far the terrorists have been denied these weapons. Or do they already have them? This is the fifth book in the Tom Ranswick series....


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  • Anthony Arnott on Bridlington.net

     

    The Boneyard

    Anthony Arnott
    This book has been viewed 4204 times.

    With The Boneyard, I have tried to cover the different stages of my poetry so far. From my early, somewhat experimental, pieces to the more recent wry observations of people, places and situations, this collection aims to give the reader a complete view of my work up until now. Drawing on poems from two previous collections, The Boneyard also includes previously unpublished pieces to create an eclectic mix, aiming to...


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  • Peter Thompson on Bridlington.net

     

    The Flower of Myfous

    Peter Thompson
    This book has been viewed 2802 times.

    Described as igniters, a small proportion of earth people overheat and burn up, leaving just a small pile of grey ash. Jonathan Peel is one such man. Snatched from the jaws of death a second before oblivion, he awakes to find that he is not on earth, nor dead, but on a planetoid where he is still alive, in perfect health and now a young man. For this gift he...


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  • Kenneth Joul on Bridlington.net

     

    Legacy of the Ancients

    Kenneth Joul
    This book has been viewed 4107 times.

    Legacy of the Ancients has the inventive scope of high-concept science fiction combined with the breathless pace of a conspiracy action thriller. Matt Weston, a former Marine who lost a leg in a suicide bombing, now works for a government exploration agency as a special troubleshooter. Travelling to the ends of the earth, he investigates missing expeditions, resolves crises, unravels conspiracies and exposes cover-ups....


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  • Richard  M Jones  on Bridlington.net

     

    End of the Line - The Moorgate Disaster

    Richard M Jones
    This book has been viewed 2068 times.

    On 28th February 1975 a London Underground train crash led to the deaths of 43 people and injured dozens more. Now for the first time in 40 years, stories of that day and the aftermath are brought together in one volume to give a terrifying account of a day that shook the rail network. Interviews from survivors, rescuers and the relatives of those killed answer questions that until now have...


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  • Bridlington Library Writers Group on Bridlington.net

     

    See A Side of Bridlington

    Bridlington Library Writers Group
    This book has been viewed 4294 times.

    The Bridlington Library Writers' Group was formed in 2011 and after nearly two years of honing their craft, a number of the writers decided to put together a collection of their work. This could be of any genre and subject, with the single proviso that it was linked to Bridlington in some way. The book features both published and unpublished authors and I am sure you will find the pieces...


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  • Mike Wilson on Bridlington.net

     

    Bridlington's Waterloo Pierrots

    Mike Wilson
    This book has been viewed 4163 times.

    Following research through the Annals of Bridlington Local Studies Library, Mike Wilson has added the results to his collection of postcards of Charlie Beanland's Waterloo Pierrots. The pierrots brought much pleasure with their entertainment for holidaymakers at this seaside town before the First World War....


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  • Andy Hutchinson on Bridlington.net

     

    The Moon Via Scotch Corner

    Andy Hutchinson
    This book has been viewed 4162 times.

    This book contains a collection of plays to amuse you, blogs to excite you and song lyrics to utterly bore you. It is reputed to have made a serving librarian laugh out loud but this cannot be confirmed. At one point author Andy Hutchinson compares himself to an astronaut returning to earth, this in the context of a motorbike ride from Bridlington to Driffield and back. In a play he...


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  • Trev Haymer on Bridlington.net

     

    Diamond Lil and other Gems

    Trev Haymer
    This book has been viewed 4092 times.

    Trev Haymer has put together 38 poems for this collection. They all tell their own story and a very interesting story it is. A thoroughly fireside read for all....


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  • Andy Hutchinson on Bridlington.net

     

    The Last Ramone Standing

    Andy Hutchinson
    This book has been viewed 4609 times.

    Billy Hunt was happily navigating his way through the troubled waters of a miserable teenage existence until his sister Joan threw a cassette tape onto his bed. It was a blank tape and written on it was "The Ramones by The Ramones". Billy put the tape into his machine "perhaps this will change my life," he thought. He pressed play and it changed his life. This is the story of...


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  • Linda Ellis on Bridlington.net

     

    Bempton Cliff Climbing

    Linda Ellis
    This book has been viewed 4359 times.

    Linda Ellis who was born near Bridlington, acknowledges her Hodgson family research, which includes a reference guide to books and articles on the subject of cliff climbing in the Bempton area. Many previously unpublished photographs and postcards are included and also a leaflet by Jack Petty, one of the climbers in 1938....


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  • Trev Haymer on Bridlington.net

     

    The Feisty Professor

    Trev Haymer
    This book has been viewed 3786 times.

    Local author Trev Haymer has created a feisty investigator. The Professor is a red-haired young lady in her mid-twenties. She is Professor of Archaeology and Forensics at a university who regularly assists the local, cash-strapped police force with mainly cold cases. The fashionable Professor, known as Prof, wears designer clothes she has bid for on the internet. Prof also has a 70-year-old sidekick, Stanley, who is a metal-detecting enthusiast. Set...


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  • L A Hudson on Bridlington.net

     

    Blue Planet Raiders, The Human Conspiracy

    L A Hudson
    This book has been viewed 1845 times.

    Merimis Stork is a young woman from the sea world of Serhombi. She and Barun Kainoa live among the humans. Earth Border Control classifies them as aliens, but the real truth—which has been hidden for centuries—is that humans are the aliens on planet Earth. Thousands of years ago, humans lived on a planet called Humorra. They destroyed Humorra through intense mining and nuclear war, and when it was no longer...


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  • Mike Wilson on Bridlington.net

     

    Full Fathom Five

    Mike Wilson
    This book has been viewed 4058 times.

    Full Fathom Five tells the story of Christopher (Kit) Brown and his involvement in the Great Gale of 1871, his part in the heroic rescue of the crew of the Victoria, and the lifeboat disaster of March 1898 which led to his death. The story also relates how Kit tries to persuade his son Fred to take responsibility, and reflects on some aspects of life in the fishing community of...


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  • Mike Wilson on Bridlington.net

     

    Nothing More To Say

    Mike Wilson
    This book has been viewed 4069 times.

    This collection of letters from Second Lieutenant Topham Becher Dabridgecourt Hough was discovered at Bridlington School ninety-six years after his death. They cover his entire army career, from enlistment in 1915, to the day of his death in 1916, aged 18 years. In 2012, local historian Mike Wilson, became aware of the find and offered to create a book of the letters, which are both fascinating and moving, and an...


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  • Andy Hutchinson on Bridlington.net

     

    Equally Insignificant

    Andy Hutchinson
    This book has been viewed 4458 times.

    Finding that the one-size-fits-all schooling doesn't, Billy Hunt takes his square peg and tries to fit into the round hole that is a multinational oil corporation apprenticeship. Quickly learning that his fellow workers are oblong, oval, triangular and every other shape of peg except round, Billy starts his course of 'bull' at the University of Weird People. After a serious fire, and a short course in enterprise-which on one hand...


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  • Richard  M Jones  on Bridlington.net

     

    Capsized in the Solent

    Richard M Jones
    This book has been viewed 1936 times.

    On 4th March 1972 a hovercraft capsized in stormy weather on a voyage from the Isle of Wight to Southsea. Five passengers were killed, but in a dramatic rescue operation involving air and sea units from miles around, the twenty-two others on board were rescued. This book tells the forgotten story of the capsizing of SRN6-012, the heroes who rose that day to save the survivors and the investigation that...


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  • Peter Thompson on Bridlington.net

     

    Ape Seed

    Peter Thompson
    This book has been viewed 3932 times.

    The Second World War should have been dead and buried, but trouble always comes from those allowed to escape. The Waffen SS is alive and kicking, having remained underground for decades, hidden by sympathisers in South America. A new breed of soldier begins to make itself felt, assassinations become every day occurrences in certain parts of the world, then strange things begin to happen, yet the main powers still slumber...


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  • Linda Ellis on Bridlington.net

     

    A Snapshot of High Street Bridlington

    Linda Ellis
    This book has been viewed 3141 times.

    High Street is in Bridlington Old Town and before the emergence of Bridlington Quay had a thriving business community. The purpose of this book is to document the yards behind the properties in the High Street and to give the reader a flavour of the time. Many of the houses and cottages have since been demolished although today three quarters of the buildings on this street are listed. Local directories,...


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  • Amanda Pilz  on Bridlington.net

     

    Coming Home to Dad: A Journey from Childhood Trauma to Wholeness

    Amanda Pilz
    This book has been viewed 865 times.

    "Tell her she's no longer my daughter!' Amanda and her dad had never been close -- but now he was forsaking her completely. Separated from her mum at the age of six and forced to live with a harsh stepmother, Amanda learnt at a young age to rely on herself and depend on no one. Although living under the same roof, her father was distant and uninvolved '' his was...


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  • Linda Ellis on Bridlington.net

     

    A Snapshot of Bridlington in the 1920s

    Linda Ellis
    This book has been viewed 4360 times.

    Linda Ellis from Bridlington demonstrates, in this book of photographs, adverts and publications about the town, how tourism was important in the 1920s. It shows some of the attractions and buildings of interest as seen by photographer Walter Scott from Bradford....


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  • Graham Taylor  on Bridlington.net

     

    The Naughty Little Bear

    Graham Taylor
    This book has been viewed 3971 times.

    Three delightful children's stories, The Naughty Little Bear's Holiday, The Naughty Little Bear and The Magic Landrover. The book has illustrations throughout....


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  • Peter Thompson on Bridlington.net

     

    The Guy Fawkes Agenda

    Peter Thompson
    This book has been viewed 3967 times.

    In a world where greed rules, a plot is formed. A group of rich and powerful men, including members of the aristocracy and a disgraced army commander, plot to rule England. They plan to kill the Queen and members of her majesty's government during the state opening of parliament. Shadow, a new branch of security, is formed to prevent this from happening and to find out who is involved. Nothing...


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  • Mike Smith on Bridlington.net

     

    Ships 'n' Boats 'n' Tales Afloat

    Mike Smith
    This book has been viewed 4073 times.

    A collection of memoirs and anecdotes from one man's lifetime of messing around in boats. ...


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  • Andy Brown on Bridlington.net

     

    From The Church To The Manor House

    Andy Brown
    This book has been viewed 2122 times.

    Calum Rodgers is the vicar of a small church in North Yorkshire and lives with his wife and son, Elizabeth and Jake. The bishop arrives unexpectedly and asks Calum to take up a post in the Shetland Isles. However, on the journey north they encounter a terrible storm. Jake is rescued from the sea by a farmer and his family and this will change Jake’s life. The women in the...


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