Short Stories - Volume One: Volume 1

Pneuma Springs Publishing
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How would YOU write to God for clarification on matters of the utmost urgency? Find out how Moses might have done it. Dry your eyes after the tragic story of Liz when she finds the father she never knew, and hold your breath as an almost perfect insurance scam comes disastrously unstuck in the most unexpected way. Shake your head at Mike's naiveté in dealing with a stranger in black, and share with Dave his hidden guilt when Tommy Watkinson returns to talk to his son Paul. Fly into the realms of fantasy with James Taylor as he gets lost in a place that he knows only too well, and try to sympathise with Ray when the old couple ask him to save humanity. Follow Dennis Marks in a trilogy which brings the book to its close as he searches for the truth about his grandfather. This collection of unique little gems will expose every emotion on the rollercoaster which you are about to ride. Book reviews online: PublishedBestsellers website.
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About the author

Neal James (pen name), an account from Derbyshire began writing in 2007 when one of his short stories made it into the top ten of an international competition. He realised that he had a wealth of factual information at his fingertips which he could convert into fiction. His background is that of a miner’s son. Educated through the state system to degree level, he found work after college in accounting and that is where his qualifications lie. However, a broad industrial working life has provided him with sufficient data to mould a number of plotlines into novels. Neal James is the author of “A Ticket to Tewkesbury” and “Short Stories Volume One”, “Two Little Dicky Birds” and “Threads of Deceit”. There has been coverage of Neal’s work in the local press; The Derby Evening Telegraph, The Ripley & Heanor News, and the Derbyshire and Radio Derby.
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Publisher
Pneuma Springs Publishing
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Published on
Jun 30, 2009
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Pages
181
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ISBN
9781905809608
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
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This content is DRM protected.
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