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October 30, 2016 / peoplesbookprize

Latitude North – Fascinating, intriguing, thought provoking

Latitude North  By Charles Moseley

Published by Indie Books  ISBN 9781908041227

Category Travel Writing

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Author’s Biography

Charles Moseley was born and brought up in Lancashire. After a varied career as a deep sea fisherman,  a schoolmaster and a Cambridge don, he is still teaching Literature in Cambridge and travelling in the Arctic when he can. When not in the throes of these activities, he returns to the village in the Fens where he has lived for half a century and potters about doing nothing of much concern save to the surrounding wildlife and his anxious relatives. He also writes books.


Charles Moseley:

Have you got a message for your readers?  First of all, I really hope they enjoy the book. It was a joy to write, and in it I share as honestly as I know how the profound attraction the lands of the North have for me, and I want that awe I feel – for that is what it is – to come across. Secondly, don’t take the wilderness for granted: it is our common human heritage, and needs defending against the politicians and big business. In it we can know who and what we are. Thirdly, be aware that the echoes of old voices never quite die away and they were our ancestors’. Listen to their wisdom   

What can we expect from you in the future?

Soon, (2017) a book of anecdotes, memory, gossip, comedy, centred on Cambridge University and town: it is called Coming to Terms: a Cambridge Journey. It is a sort of sequel to my A Field Full of Folk (Aurum, 1995) and Between the Tides (Beaten Track, 2015). After that, there is another travel book, currently half written, called provisionally Going Nowhere

Any suggestions to support libraries?

I’d be happy to do readings and talks anywhere

Website/ Blog:   Facebook: @indiebooksldn  
Twitter: @_indiebooks    Linkedin: Charles Moseley

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latitudenorth9781908041227£ 20  Synopsis

Part history, part travelogue, part memoir, Charles Moseley writes a personal account of his journeys across the northern regions of Europe. From Norway to Greenland he describes a haunting world where the voices of the past are never quiet.


“A love–affair for a region and a realm. Astonishing” Robert Macfarlane (Mountains of the Mind)

Some Reader Comments  ©

A truly wonderful and enthralling memoir.

Superb. Moving and emotive. Poetry in prose

Beautiful, fascinating and intriguing. Another thought-provoking and erudite read that captures the soul.

Wonderful book, full of vivid description and sensitive interpretation of experiences interwoven with history and the marvelous sagas.

Latitude North is a splendid example of serendipity, covering a wide and unpredictable range of information and opinions – stimulating and beautifully expressed!

Very enjoyable and interesting read. Very well written.

Excellent read – he is an outstanding author

Your writing conveys a vivid sense of atmosphere. I can almost believe I am truly sharing your Latitude North experiences as I read about them!

This is one of the most beautifully written books I have ever read. All is written as if he were talking next to you and anticipating your questions from what he has said. Such is the effect of this book, I have now planned my first visit to Iceland. Definitely ‘a must read’. So, without any hesitation, here is my vote.

Evocative descriptions — I could see the clarity of the light yet felt the darkness of the history. This is an unforgettable book, worth every moment I spent reading it.

This is a wonderful and richly rewarding read.

Touching and memorable – it teaches to take in landscape in a different way

Fully deserves this vote!


Patron:  Frederick Forsyth  CBE  Founding Patron:  Dame Beryl Bainbridge DBE
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October 19, 2016 / peoplesbookprize

A unique, brilliant, outstanding, enchanting Children’s book

Little Red Riding Hood, The Wolf, Grandma and The Woodcutter

By John Fidler    Vote for this book now:  The People’s Book Prize

Published by Creative Educational Press Ltd

Price £6.99

Unique!  Brilliant!  Outstanding! Enchanting!

jfidlerAuthor John Fidler:

Have you got a message for your readers?

Be prepared to have your idea of how a book should be read, blown totally away!

What can we expect from you in the future?

Another book! ‘The Gingerbread Man’, in the same unique format is just about to be published. Others are already waiting in the wings.

Any suggestions to support libraries?

LRRH is the perfect book for sharing – four children can comfortably read it at the same time. It excites readers’ imaginations by getting them to consider narratives other than that of the main character. And it provides the ideal springboard for readers to explore other retellings of familiar tales.

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Beautifully illustrated, the book redefines a “page-turner” in that the reader literally needs to turn the book round to follow the story!  We have taken the bold step of combining children’s familiarity with mobile device screen rotation, with the tactile beauty and simplicity of ink on paper.

Author’s Biography

John is a primary school teacher with over 30 years’ experience. He has taught in a wide variety of schools in the UK and abroad.  He has constantly sought ways to make reading and writing fun and engaging and his techniques have helped children and adults to achieve amazing results.

Such an interesting and exciting way to read a book with young ones and older ones alike! Loved the artwork and new characterisation of individuals in the story. A ‘fab’ book, a great present. Three cheers for John Fidler.  AMAZON

Reader Comments  ©

“Lovely book, really clever way of telling the story. Great graphics.”

“Outstanding idea and layout, which challenges your previous expectation and excites new readers!”

“Brilliant book! Unique idea and amazing illustrations!”

“Fantastic read for children and adults of all ages”

“Brilliant format that inspires the reader. Hope to see more in the same vein in future; hope the author has patented the format as it is bound to be very popular. Not often that a new book format is invented. Great storytelling and excellent illustrations.”

“My grandchildren l o v e this head-turning book.”

“Great creative book!”

“A great new angle which is very well executed.”

“A truly unique and innovative book.”

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October 5, 2016 / peoplesbookprize

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September 9, 2016 / peoplesbookprize

Autumn Collection & short video of 7th Awards

Greetings. Latest news: The Autumn collection is showcased now and the public can vote until 30 November 2016. Of course all the books featured throughout the pages can be bought and can receive comments. We also have 9 new finalists from the Summer collection who will compete next year to determine the Winners that will be announced at the 8th Awards ceremony in May 2017.

As promised, the link to watch the short video of the 7th Awards:

The full longer version can be accessed through Home Page.

All the best.

August 19, 2016 / peoplesbookprize

A new short video of 7th Awards ceremony soon. And great offers in next news letter. Watch this space

The long version is up already but for those in a hurry this is just over 4 minutes!  Winners%202015So watch this space but send it now to all you know.   Soon we are sending great offers in our next Review to our registered followers.

August 15, 2016 / peoplesbookprize

Mags MacKean’s The Upside Mountain – TPBP Summer Collection 2016


In the lead up to The People’s Book Prize 2016 we caught up with author Mags MacKean to talk about her children’s book



Where did the idea of THE UPSIDE MOUNTAIN come from?

The Upside Down Mountain was inspired by a trip to Mount Bugarach near the Pyrenees in south-east France. The mountain has drawn pilgrims throughout the ages and inspired many legends, including Mary Magdalene living out her days there and extra terrestrial visitations. More recently, thousands of New Agers besieged Bugarach to escape the “end days” of the millennium foretold in ancient prophecies. I wanted to experience this high-energy mountain for myself on a self-styled vision quest. Bad weather forced me to de-camp and retreat to the refuge of the valley. Descending, I had a strong intuition that “the way up is down.” This led me to explore descent as a theme – and link it to my travels elsewhere, including the Amazon swamps. I’ve always loved mountains and the thrill of climbing them. Mount Bugarach inspired me to explore the opposite direction: the journey downhill, earthbound – and what that might mean in the quest for fulfilment.

John Hunt Publishing publish a variety of brilliant authors, what is it like to be in the company of talented writers?

John Hunt Publishing is committed to giving a platform for books to inspire and inform. The range of authors, genres and specialisms, as well as the different imprints is nothing short of amazing. JHP is run largely by fellow-authors, who understand the fine line of keeping true to the heart of a book, and the importance of reaching readers. Without their backing, I might never have summoned the motivation to self-publish, and see my stories in print.

Have you got a message for your readers?

The Upside Down Mountain tells the story of how I woke up to the inner mountain – focussing downwards, rather than upwards, for fulfilment.  For many years, I mountaineered and always had the next peak or challenge in my sights. I quit my career as a BBC journalist to climb full time, chasing seasons across hemispheres. Over the months, I woke up to how the goal-driven quest at altitude was as exhausting as the sea-level rat-race from which I’d escaped. Exploring descent has enabled me to live more in the present, in the here-and-now – and to embrace each day as an adventure. I am not so driven by planning for events at a future date, or as invested in the values of success, such as outcome or feat. My values have shifted, and I’m a lot more content as a result. I believe we’re all storytellers, making sense of our lives. We can become the change we seek

What can we expect from you in the future?

I am committed to the cause of conserving white lions. They are technically extinct. Last year I volunteered in South Africa at the Global White Lion Protection Trust which has three prides in their natural habitat. I’m fascinated how these beautiful creatures are linked to many ancient legends about restoring balance in the world – and were only discovered in the early 1970s. I am just beginning work on a novel linking a teenage heroine to one white lion with whom she identifies. This is against the background of the lucrative canned hunting industry and the profiteering from tourists wanting to take a “trophy” back home. I hold workshops and courses supporting people’s creativity, and self-expression.

Any suggestions to support libraries?

Libraries are so important: they encourage reading, curiosity and community. In our digital age, it is too easy to download books, and to have a remote relationship to the physical act of reading. The experience of handling a book, of drawing on the expertise of library staff or their recommendations is about contact. Organising community events in libraries, talk programmes, local author events are all ways to raise the profile of libraries and their role in our community.


August 15, 2016 / peoplesbookprize

Michael Horseman’s State of Freedom and Justice – TPBP Summer Collection 2016

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In the lead up to The People’s Book Prize 2016 we caught up with author Michael Horseman to talk about his non-fiction book

The State of Freedom and Justice

Where did the idea of “The State of Freedom and Justice” come from ?

Well, the answer to that is rather long, in fact I turned it into the last chapter of the book: 5 pages long!

My one word answer would be: Heaven.

A slightly longer one is: I was born for this task. 10 years before my birth my family was forced to leave India after three generations, by a national socialist government.  The emotional trauma of this event came down my family, when I picked it up I responded by writing.  36  years of writing.  The book is the result.  I am only grateful to be alive to see it published.

What is it like to be in the company of talented writers?

I had not thought of it that way; perhaps when my book sells as many as theirs, then I will feel that I have the company of talented writers, and can include myself with them.

Do I have a message for my readers?

Do fish drink!!! Absolutely!  The message is that government is a much simpler and more logical operation than we have ever been allowed to think.  With good government in which “…people matter most”, individuals will be able to live their dreams.  Prosperity will be normal. Justice for all is possible.  Europe and the USA are clearly going through the deepest of questions about what government should be.  The UK’s earthshattering decision to break from the EU is only one example but it gives UK citizens a real chance to start again and rethink the state.  If the UK will enact the proposals of my book, she will once again become Great Britain but much, much better.  I believe that my book is “for such a time as this.”

What can you expect from me in the future?

Chief advisor to the government of Thresa May, the Irish government, and the next USA government.  Amongst others!

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