• Autobiography: general
      November 2009

      Caribbean Chemistry: Tales from Saint Kitts

      by Christopher Vanier

      In this fascinating picture of life in the West Indies in the 40's and 50's, Christopher Vanier presents a collection of anecdotes from his early childhood on St. Kitts to English-style boarding school on Antigua and his return to St. Kitts where he must prepare to compete for an all-important scholarship that offers the only real chance to leave the islands and obtain a university education. Vanier speaks with both affection and a restless resentment of the encapsulated world of a small island.

    • Children's & YA
      May 2016

      Dew Angels

      by Melanie Schwapp

      From the day she was born Nola Chambers is rejected by those she should most trust. Born with dark skin into a family that prides themselves on their light complexion, Nola grows up abandoned and perceived as worthless. Deprived of familial love, affec

    • Fiction
      November 2016

      The Boy

      by Wytske Versteeg

      The boy Kito grows up as the only child of his adoptive parents. Chubby and dark-skinned, he is ruthlessly bullied at school, but at home he says nothing bout what he is going through, only that he has pains in his stomach. After a class outing to the

    • Fiction
      November 2016

      Land of My Fathers

      by Vamba Sherif

      The proud Republic of Liberia was founded in the 19th century with thetriumphant return of the freed slaves from America to Africa. Once back‘home’, however, these Americo-Liberians had to integrate

    • Fiction
      September 2013

      The Cost of Sugar

      by Cynthia McLeod

      The Cost of Sugar gives an engrossing account of eighteenth century Suriname at the time when the country was ruled by the Dutch. The hypocrisies behind the veneer of a respectable colonial life are revealed through the eyes of two Jewish step sisters,

    • Fiction
      August 2013

      Tula the Revolt

      by Jeroen Leinders

      Tula, a slave in Curacao, is convinced that God made all human beings equal. Stirred by news that the French have abolished slavery on neighbouring Haiti, and that the New Dutch Republic is now under French rule – Tula sets out to improve the pos

    • Fiction
      January 2017

      An Ounce of Practice

      by Leo Zeilig

      Set between London and Harare in the present day, the novel follows a group of quasi-revolutionaries who are fighting against Mugabe’s dictatorship and in favour of Socialist policies. It is a novel about hope, fear, and failure, and how fighting

    • Fiction
      March 2017

      The Warehouse

      by S.S. Mausoof

      The Warehouse is an original and contemporary novel set in Pakistan’s dreaded Waziristan, on the borders of Afghanistan a hotbed of crime, terrorism and harsh brutality. Cash, an insurance surveyor is sent out to Waziristan to find the recipient

    • Fiction
      January 2016

      Hell On Hoe Street

      by Jeremy Cameron

      Life was never sweeter for Nicky Burkett. Got his own gaff and the beautiful Noreen on his arm but if there is trouble it will find Nicky – this time in Pakistan… Noreen’s best friend’s brother Kamran

    • Children's & YA
      July 2016

      Zombie XI

      The Boy who got sicke of warming the bench

      by Pete Kalu

      Leonard is sat on the substitutes’ bench, but never asked to play . . . andit’s not even as if the Ducie High football team is any good: they getbeaten, time after time. Then everything changes. Afte

    • Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
      April 2014

      Indian Magic

      by Balraj Khanna

      When Ravi Kumar Mehra MA steps off the train at Victoria station, London in the autumn of 1962, he is fully equipped with the all-important work permit and a couple of pounds in his pocket. A brave new life lies ahead! He’s 23, educated, good-loo

    • Family & home stories (Children's/YA)

      You're Not Proper

      by Tariq Mehmood

      Her dad is Pakistani and her mother is white Christian, and somehow she feels as if she doesn't quite fit in... anywhere. So she's made a choice: she's switching sides. She’s going to convert to Islam to find her true identity. But Shamshad, her

    • Crime & mystery
      May 2015

      Vinnie Got Blown Away

      by Jeremy Cameron

      Nicky Burkett finds his childhood friend Vinnie dead at the bottom of a tower block. He and his mates have a code of conduct which makes revenge inevitable. They have to find the villains - much more serious criminals than themselves - and then they have

    • Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
      September 2015

      Being Me

      Adele Vialli

      by Pete Kalu

      There’s never a dull day with Adele Vialli: she’s the star of her school’s football team with an impossible frenemy and a troublemaker attitude. Throw in a warring family, a spot or two of shoplifting and being a girl in a ‘boy&

    • Crime & mystery
      August 2015

      It Was An Accident

      by Jeremy Cameron

      It Was An Accident became a cult British film starring Chiwetel Ejofor, Thandie Newton, Max Beesley and James Bolam. Nicky Burkett still incarcerated at the end of Vinnie Got Blown Away, is released onto the streets of Walthamstow and you'd think they'

    • Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
      July 2015

      The Silent Striker

      by Pete Kalu

      ‘This boy is our Ronaldo, our Messi, our Rooney…’ The Silent Striker is the story of 14-year-old Marcus, a footballing genius and the star player of his school team at Ducie High in a tough, ethnically-diverse inner-city neighbourhoo

    • Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
      July 2015

      Dessi Girls

      Stories by Indian Women Writers Abroad

      by Divya Mathur (Editor)

      This collection of 22 short stories from gifted writers - some new, some well known to their readers – covers a multitude of experiences in the wider world outside India. Coping with the customs and expectations in the countries where they are no

    • Crime & mystery
      November 2015

      Brown Bread in Wengen

      by Jeremy Cameron

      The thing is, Nicky Burkett wasn’t expecting a dead MP to show up on his doorstep. Nor had he planned on the world and his wife having something to say about it. This is the story of a race against time, which ends in a violent denouement on the

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