Monday, 18 June 2018
Thursday, 7 June 2018
We love The Norris Girls at Candy Jar! So much that we produced a short film to celebrate its strong female characters. Check it out! And then please buy the book http://www.candy-jar.co.uk/books/the-norris-girls.html
The Laughing Gnome consists of Scary Monsters by Simon A Forward, The Fear of Web by Alyson Leeds, The Danger Men by Nick Walters, Day of the Matador by Robert Mammone, and Lucy Wilson and the Bledoe Cadets by Tim Gambrell. These are followed by On His Majesty’s National Service by David A McIntee & Dr Lynette Nusbacher.
Wednesday, 6 June 2018
Somerset-based poet Cherry Cobb shows off her wild and vivid imagination with the release of her debut children’s novel.
Wednesday, 11 April 2018
The story is called Of the Future and is written by range editor Andy Frankham-Allen.
"It's a great to finally make this happen. Keith, Marc and I have been in discussion for a while now about bringing Kate into the LSverse, and what initially began as a cameo in another Lineage story, has evolved into something much bigger. Of the Future is just the start, and takes us right back to the moment that tore Kate and her father apart, setting up the situation we found them in, in Marc Platt's Downtime. Marc, who created Kate for Downtime in 1995, with Mervyn Haisman's approval, is very happy with the story I've put together, which is good enough for me."
Lineage is due out in the summer, but can be pre-ordered now:
- Prologue: The Soothsayer by Richard Dinnick
- The Bone Merchants by Andrew Allen
- As the Son Falls by Wink Taylor
- What's Past is Prologue by David A McIntee
- The War Romance by Harry Draper
- The Note by Andy Frankham-Allen
- Inheritance by Gareth Madgwick
- Of the Future by Andy Frankham-Allen
- Acceptance, and then Understanding by Andy Frankham-Allen
- The Arcade of Doom by Chris Lynch
- Epilogue: The Soothsayer by Richard Dinnick
Tuesday, 6 February 2018
Click below for a Connecting Who audio. This seven-minute taster is written by Peter Grehan and read by David Angus McDonald.
Connecting Who: Artificial Beings examines some of these connections; specifically in regards to those artificial beings (clever computers, robots, androids and cyborgs) we find in Doctor Who.
Peter says: “Imagine Doctor Who as a tree trunk that keeps growing taller and taller, fed by roots that reach down into history, mythology, psychology, folktales, religion, science and the wealth of science fiction that exists in the world. It’s not surprising therefore to find that Doctor Who connects with a lot of other stuff."
The book investigates artificial beings such as the Cybermen, Daleks, Autons, Weeping Angels, Gangers, Morbius, Xoanon and the Yeti, making connections to literary and scientific sources. Peter is no stranger to Doctor Who, having worked as a host at the Doctor Who Experience and penning the audio drama Sontarans: Silent Warrior for BBV. He says: “In my book I have enjoyed making the connections between Doctor Who and real-life computers, robots and cyborgs. These connections run deep into culture, history and science. It is my hope that fans will not only enjoy reading my book, but begin to connect the dots themselves.”
Monday, 15 January 2018
Wednesday, 22 November 2017
The website commemorates the life of our beloved Brigadier, his comrades, along with the release of the fifth Lethbridge-Stewart season.
Saturday, 28 October 2017
Tuesday, 15 August 2017
Monday, 24 July 2017
Tuesday, 11 July 2017
Tuesday, 30 May 2017
Tuesday, 4 April 2017
Buy The HAVOC Files 3 and The Life of Evans together for £17! Also buy The Schizoid Earth, Beast of Fang Rock, Moon Blink & The Grandfather Infestation for £5! http://www.candy-jar.co.uk/books/offers.html
Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Penarth Pier Pavilion in Cardiff will host a special event based on the Doctor Who reference book Connecting Who: Artificial Beings on Sunday the 26th March 2017 at 6pm.
Written by Penarth-based Peter Grehan, the book is a perfect read for those who want to delve deeper into the hidden mysteries and secrets of the Doctor Who universe.
Wednesday, 1 March 2017
(Best English-language Book with an authentic Welsh background).
"My pigeon’s gone missing. Seen him waddling about? Answers to the name of Mister Lloyd. Light grey feathers, dark underbelly. No? Yes? What? You think so? In which direction?"
Where do you even begin to search for your lost pigeon? Of course you put up LOST posters, pinning them to as many tree trunks as possible and handing them out to people in the street, but it’s not like you can actually look for a pigeon... or can you? Mister Lloyd fails to return home from his first international race much to the distress of Mostyn Price, a young pigeon fancier from North Wales. His grandfather presumes he’s been devoured by a falcon but Mostyn is hell-bent on proving him wrong, determined to conquer his sense of loss, especially as his own dad also vanished a few years earlier.
A mysterious tip-off suggests Mister Lloyd has landed in London and the search shifts to the metropolis
(Best English-language Book with an authentic Welsh background)
Jack Jupiter is not cool, he is not brave and he is altogether unremarkable. That is, until his grandmother uses her ‘talent’ and foresees a terrible future for Jack. With this, our young hero is dragged into a world of fantastical creatures and unrelenting enemies who force Jack to muster whatever courage he can find to escape, discover the truth about his
father and reach the mythical Silent Mountain.
In 1836, Harriet’s papa, a ship’s officer on HMS Beagle, returns from a long journey at sea. On his arrival home, Harriet and her friend Lily become involved in a dangerous secret with tragic consequences.
Almost two centuries later, Flora’s best friend Archie experiences a ghostly encounter at her dad’s reclamation and salvage yard.
The haunting takes the two friends on a detective adventure with a difference, and leads them to an unexpected and supernatural discovery.
Flora and Archie & Harriet and Lily’s lives are soon entwined in a way that they could never have imagined possible.
Dion has Asperger's Syndrome. He is an intelligent boy who lives in the functional ordered world.
When he is kidnapped and taken to a place beyond the imagination, Dion finds that his disciplined mind becomes strength. But little does he realise his life is now in danger.
Will his sister Megan get to him in time? Not if the evil Queen has anything to do with it.
For a boy who doesn't like change. Dion's strength and determination is the one thing he will have to rely on.
When Tommy Parker goes to his grandpa's house for the summer he has no idea that his life is about to change forever. But that's exactly what happens when he uncovers a fantastic secret: a pen that lets him travel through his memories and alter the past!
This book deals with the everyday problems of time travelling teenagers. It will appeal to fans of Doctor Who, Terry Pratchett and JK Rowling.
A genuine page turner that combines historical events with a fantastic sci-adventure.
Book Worms - Jane Cohen
Meet Professor Wormsworth and his twin boys, Wurzel and Walter. The cleverest worms in the wormiverse! But on a holiday to China by wormaplane they discover a terrible secret. It’s the ghastly ‘Earth Dragon Soup’ made by an evil wizard. Walter and Wurzel find themselves on a mission to save a million billion earth worms. But can they do it?
Dydd Gwyl Dewi Sant Hapus!
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