NEW BOOK RELEASED BY LAFFIN BOOKS

It is 1988 and David Hanbury has drifted into a career as a lawyer in Manchester working for the newly formed Crown Prosecution Service. But a straightforward case brings him into contact with the Braides, an enigmatic Stockport family of criminals who gradually infiltrate his world. As his life slowly entwines with theirs the Braides leave their mark, and his privileged, secure existence begins to crumble. Kate McAlinden left the CPS where she was a District Crown Prosecutor in 2013. She is now the Chair of her local Citizens Advice Bureau and a consultant solicitor in Criminal and Commercial Litigation.Available on Kindle for £3.50.

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The Dogfather by Gerard Mac New Classic for children

The Dogfather by Gerard Mac

The Dogfather

‘What is going on at Charlie Spence’s old shed outside the village? Ria, a Blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, is not sure, but she doesn’t like the sound of it. She doesn’t much like dog breeder Charlie Spence either – nobody does in Warkwood. Ria wants to do something but she can’t do it alone. She’s going to have to get an audience with ‘Don Schnauzer, The Dogfather…..

She enlists the help of Jimmy, a Border Collie Cross, and the rest of the gang as they set out together to put things right.

An exciting tale for children of all ages – those who can read for themselves and those who like to hear a good story read aloud. Adults will enjoy it too, especially those who like dogs and Northumberland!’

Now available on Amazon or Waterstones online.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dogfather-Gerard-Mac/dp/0992696909/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1383582289&sr=1-4&keywords=the+dogfather

or direct from the publisher. contact Jean Garrett, (0191) 2650040 or email: jean@powdene.com

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Tell Them I’ll be There, by Gerard Mac.

Special Purchase £5 inc PP (UK)

Following the success of The Dogfather by Gerard Mac for children, we now have a limited number of copies of Tell Them I’ll be There by the same author at the special price of £5. This is a hardback book for adults which normally retails between £16 – £18.
To buy this book for £5 (inc pp) email on  katharine.macalister@btinternet.com.

New York in the 1920s: the biggest binge and the longest hangover in history. From gangsters, short skirts and the Charleston to booming stock markets and financial mayhem on Wall Street. Of course, these exhilarating times have to end and, when the Crash finally comes, the shockwaves are felt around the world…. Meanwhile, three brothers from Ireland are caught up in the crazy rhythm of the roaring twenties. Dan becomes a stockbroker on the New York Stock Exchange while Tim, a priest-to-be, finds his vocation severely tested on the Lower West Side. Then there is Michael who, backed by a psychotic gang boss, hits the big time as a popular singer. What does the future hold for these three brothers? With the world around them changing rapidly, can they hold on to what they have?

If you would like to purchase both The Dogfather and Tell Them I’ll be There, please email on the address below for best price.

Please report any issues to  katharine.macalister@btinternet.com.

‘What is going on at Charlie Spence’s old shed outside the village? Ria, a Blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, is not sure, but she doesn’t like the sound of it. She doesn’t much like dog breeder Charlie Spence either – nobody does in Warkwood. Ria wants to do something but she can’t do it alone. She’s going to have to get an audience with ‘Don Schnauzer, The Dogfather…..

She enlists the help of Jimmy, a Border Collie Cross, and the rest of the gang as they set out together to put things right.

An exciting tale for children of all ages – those who can read for themselves and those who like to hear a good story read aloud. Adults will enjoy it too, especially those who like dogs and Northumberland!’

The Dogfather by Gerard Mac

This highly entertaining children’s book – an enjoyable read for adults too – will especially appeal to those who like dogs and Northumberland.

Inspired by regular visits the novelist author made to Warkworth dubbed Warkwood in this tale, it’s a humorous and exciting adventure featuring Ria a King Charles spaniel, her hero Jimmy, a collie cross, and a daring gang of village dogs led by Don Schnauzer, ‘The Dogfather’.

In 2009 the author who had bought a spaniel puppy named Ria for his granddaughter was fascinated by the interaction between the dogs they met in the village and on visits to hotels and pubs after long beach walks.

Sadly Gerard died in 2011 but Ria can often be found in the Warkworth House Hotel or the Black Bull where she unwinds after a long walk and enjoys a biscuit and a big fuss.

‘The Dogfather’ was Gerard’s way of saying thank you to Warkworth for the happy times he spent there.

Published by Powdene Publicity and Laffin Books. Available direct from Powdene, Unit 17, Quay Level, St. Peter’s Wharf, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 1TZ and from local bookshops. Price £8.99.

For further information telephone Jean Garrett, (0191) 2650040 or email: jean@powdene.com