The White Sash (8-10 yo)

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The Ward twins are never apart. Lottie helps Carrie in everything because she was brain-damaged at birth. Lottie’s one fear is that they will be separated. To prevent this, she records her fears into an exciting story about “Princess-land”. Suddenly the stories start coming to life in a terrifying way. This book is suitable for […]


Posted Posted in Adventure

From the vast expanse of the African bush to rural Yorkshire, a curse dogs Ann and Richard as they struggle to rebuild their life together. This gripping story explores the differences in diverse people and cultures and the entanglements which ensue.In the aftermath of a brutal attack, Ann tries to rebuild her marriage, haunted by […]

Love of Jessie

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“The Love of Jessie” by Prue Phillipson This heart warming and moving book depicts Jessie’s struggle to come to terms with loss and subsequent responsibility. During a raging storm her mother is washed away, leaving her family of small children to the uncertain care of her husband. Following the death of her mother, Jessie realises […]


Posted Posted in Thriller

“Siege” by Prue Phillipson What should have been a quiet holiday in a lonely cottage in the heart of Northumberland became a nightmare as Heather and her baby are taken hostage by an escaped criminal. An escaping criminal bursts into the lives of a small family on holiday in Northumberland, taking Heather and their baby […]

Vision of Darkness

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“Visions of Darkness” by Isobel Mason Lisa’s unreasonable fear of the bleak hills of the peak district became a reality when she embarked on an adventure which went horribly wrong. Having been persuaded by her boyfriend to accompany him on a caving expedition, Lisa relived uncanny childhood experiences which had left indelible scars on her […]


Posted Posted in Saga

“Legacy” by Prue Phillipson This enchanting saga follows the fortunes of five generations of women who strive to overcome the tragedies and changes in their lives. We see how legacies are bestowed from one generation to the other, legacies of hurt, bereavement and love, and the legacy which triumphs in the end.     File […]

Hand in the Dark

Posted Posted in Short stories

“Hand in the Dark” by Prue Phillipson Mick joins a gang of rogues, bent on theft, who target a lonely garden shed. As he feels his way through the darkness, he is horrified by the touch of a hand. This first, in an amazing collection of short stories, was written over several years and have […]

Simon and Ross

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“Simon and Ross” by Prue Phillipson The second of the Rossimon trilogy begins when Ross is fifteen. He leaves home and hitch-hikes north to recapture his friendship with Simon. Together they discover a sinister mystery. The Rossimon trilogy is set in a small market town, very much like Hexham, Northumberland, England. The contrasting characters and […]