DJ Kelly's debut novel recounts the tragic tale of her great grandfather, William Henry Kelly, a shipwright at Harland & Wolff's Belfast shipyard. He is engaged in building the White Star Line's superliner Titanic when Belle, his beloved wife of 30 years, is brutally murdered. Available in paperback and kindle editions via Amazon and all good bookshops. 'Highly recommended' - Belfast Titanic Society
Chalfont St Giles & Jordans Literary Festival will host a Writers’ Café and Pop-up Book Shop event at The Reading Room on the High Street, Chalfont St Giles this Saturday morning, 21 May, from 10 am until 1
Available in paperback online and from all good bookshops.
The Government's solution to the housing shortage which followed the blitzkrieg of World War Two was to speed-build prefabricated homes for returning ex-combatants like Bob Brant. Bob's daughter Joan was born in the 'prefab', which nowadays is an exhibit in the Chiltern Open Air Museum in Buckinghamshire. This is Joan's collection of warm and amusing memories of life in the Finch Lane, Amersham, prefab community.
The beautiful Buckinghamshire villages of the Chalfonts, Gerrards Cross, Denham, Fulmer and Hedgerley have long attracted people to settle. A surprising number of the area's residents have been famous. A few, however, have been downright infamous ...
Odd Man Out - A Motiveless Murder? by Denise Beddows. This is the true and tragic story of trans-gendered bus conductress Margaret 'Bill' Allen, who was hanged for the 1948 brutal murder of an elderly woman, whom she barely knew, in the Lancashire mill town of Rawtenstall. Did she do it? If so, why did she do it? If not, who did it? 70 years on, the author uncovers evidence which was suppressed at the time and asks whether society's treatment of 'Bill' would be very much different today.
Buckinghamshire has an astonishing 600 year history of subversion, sedition and espionage. Foreign spies, spy catchers, agents provocateurs, informers, intelligence chiefs, code-breakers, Nazi officers, atomic secrets traitors - this county has seen it all.