Recent Additions

Understanding and Using the Stereomicroscope (2nd Ed) by Lewis Woolnough

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Following the success of, “Understanding and Using the Stereomicroscope”, Lewis has updated the original edition to include new material. This is the Second Edition.

As before, the book is suitable for the absolute beginner, the amateur and the professional using stereomicroscopes in their work.

In this new book Lewis has included an introduction to Photography with the Stereomicroscope.

In line with the understandable desire of a new stereomicroscope owner to get started as soon as possible, a quickstart guide is included right at the start. The reader can use the instrument immediately at a basic level and then return to the book to expand their knowledge.

The book includes paired stereo-images which reproduce the three dimensionality that is such an enjoyable and informative feature of the stereomicroscope.

Lewis Woolnough, a retired Headteacher, has pursued microscopy with a passion for the past 20+ years. When told that there was no suitable work on the stereomicroscope, he immediately set about using his life skills to write the original book. Lewis’ aim was to create a well illustrated accessible text that would help you to use the stereomicroscope immediately and competentely. This second edition continues that aim.

Understanding and Using the Stereomicroscope 2nd Ed. by Lewis Woolnough

ISBN: 978-1-911526-23-0

RRP: £12.00

To purchase a copy, please contact Lewis by email at:

Thomas and Del Boy go to Mars by Brenda-Gillian and Thomas Marshall

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Thomas and Del Boy learn about measuring, distances and space and embark on an exciting adventure to the red planet.

Thomas has always been interested in everything, but most of all he wanted to reach for and touch the stars. With Del Boy, his friend of many years, Thomas dreams of how they might build a rocket to visit the red planet, Mars.

In this lovely children’s book, written by Thomas and his Grandma, and illustrated with photographs taken by Thomas’s father, we learn all about measuring, distances and space and are introduced to the mathematical language that we might need for such an adventture. It’s a long way to go and Thomas and Del Boy will probably need a packed lunch!

This is the third book written by Brenda-Gillian, with, and for, her grandchildren. All three are special. The two other stories are Maiseerola and the Purple Sweets and Alfie Bear goes to work.

ISBN: 978-1-911526-21-6

A4 Paperback – Fully illustrated

RRP: £10

To purchase a copy, please email the author at

Agama said Yes! by Nkoli C. Rowley

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A traditional African tale for young children.

Agama is a cheeky lizard, getting into all sorts of trouble! In this traditional African story we learn how Agama got his red head and why he always nods his head to say yes after meeting the kindly tortoise on a mission of mercy. A positive tale of friendship and helping others.

A story that can be read aloud, with the listener joining in with all the animal sounds, or for young readers to discover for themselves.

Nkoli Rowley remembers the wonderful tales from her childhood, rooted in the Nigerian story-telling family tradition. In turn, Nkoli has passed these stories on to her children and was inspired to share them with a wider audience.

Nkoli and her family live in the beautiful Cambridgeshire town of St Ives.

ISBN: 978-1-911526-18-6 RRP: £7.00

To purchase a copy please send an email to Nkoli

Agama said Yes! is also available as a Kindle book from Amazon.

ISBN: 978-1-911526-19-3 £4.96

You can also read this lovely story in French or Spanish. Both are available as Kindle editions from Amazon.

Agama a Dit Oui! – ISBN 978-1-911526-35-3

Agama est un lézard effronté qui rencontre toutes sortes de problèmes ! Cette histoire traditionnelle africaine explique comment la tête d’Agama est devenue rouge et pourquoi il acquiesce sans cesse de la tête depuis qu’il a rencontré Tortue lors d’une mission humanitaire, un conte inspirant sur le thème de l’amitié et de l’entraide.

Une histoire qui peut être lue à haute-voix alors que l’enfant participe en faisant le bruit des animaux. Elle peut aussi être parcourue en lecture autonome.

¡Agama Dijo Que Si! – ISBN 978-1-911526-36-0

¡Agama es una lagartija traviesa, que acaba metido en todo tipo de problema! En este cuento tradicional africano, aprendemos cómo Agama adquirió su cabeza roja. Además entendemos la razón por la que siempre asienta con su cabeza , luego de conocer al amable Tortuga en su misión misericordiosa. Es un cuento sobre la amistad y cómo podemos ayudar a otros.

Esta es una historia que invita a los espectadores a participar a través de los sonidos de animales, y para el disfrute y exploración individual de cada niño(a) lector(a).

Whose Tummy was I in? by M O’Reilly

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An exploration of surrogacy for the young

A pair of foxes desperately want children but cannot have them. What can they do?

They ask the wise old owl for help. The foxes set off together on a journey across oceans, forests and deserts of sand to find another kind mummy who can carry their babies-to-be in her tummy for them.

Written & illustrated by the author, M. O’Reilly, and based on her own experiences, this is a delightful, positive and heartfelt story, with beautiful illustrations, that bring to life the surrogacy journey for pre-schoolers.

ISBN: 9781911526070

18 page board book

RRP: £17.99

To purchase a copy, please contact us at and we will pass your request to the author.

Harriet Hat by Gillian Grinham

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Harriet Hat loves hats!

Harriet Hat loves hats! The problem is, whenever she chooses a hat, it seems to result in unexpected events and adventures.

Inside Harriet Hat’s bedroom is a large, wooden wardrobe and inside the wardrobe is a large cardboard box. What do you think is in the box? Yes, hats. Woolly ones with ear-flaps, cotton bonnets with ribbons, scarf-type hats with pictures. In fact, there are so many hats that sometimes Harriet sees one and says with surprise, ‘Now there’s an interesting hat, I wonder when I can wear that?’

Before she knows it, the unexpected strikes again!

Author Gillian Grinham wrote these stories in sympathy with others afflicted by hats.

Proceeds from this book will go towards a breast cancer charity.

Paperback. 50 pages with illustrations by David Bethell.

ISBN: 978-1-911526-13-1

RRP: £6.00

To purchase a copy, please contact Gillian directly:

Sweet Pea by Gloria Loring

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Further adventures in the Beautiful Garden

Arabella returns to the Beautiful Garden as Dog. Here, she accidentally betrays those she loves in the pursuit of pleasure. Through her mistakes, she suffers pain, sorrow and separation from her beloved Jasmin. In the depths of despair, will she ever see light and happiness again?

This is Arabella’s third adventure, where she struggles to find Faith, Joy, Hope and Happiness.

Sweet Pea can be enjoyed as a standalone story, or as part of the wider adventures in this fourth tale from the Beautiful Garden.

Beautifully illustrated with Gloria’s paintings.

Paperback 34 pages

ISBN: 978-1-911526-12-4

Full colour illustrations

RRP: £12.00

To purchase a copy, please email the author at

To find out more about Gloria and her work, please visit her website:

Alfie Bear goes to work by Brenda-Gillian and Alfie Brown

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Alfie Bear goes to work and meets lots of new characters down on the farm

Alfie Bear is a delightful tale about a little boy who blows out the four candles on his birthday cake and makes a wish. He wishes he could be grown up like Mummy. That night he dreams he is grown up and becomes a farmer. Little did he know what adventures lay in store for him down on the farm.

This is a delightful tale to read aloud with young children. We meet various characters that live on the farm and learn about the needs of others and how colourful farming can be!

A4 paperback with full colour illustrations by Brenda-Gillian and Alfie Brown.

ISBN: 9781911526117


Copies available from the author at

The Family that Flew by Ann Petre

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The Story of the Tor Bryan Petres and Pioneers in Flight

1914 was a key year for the Tor Bryan Petres. Seven offspring. Four sons fighting – three sons flying and the fourth, an aviation pioneer, already dead. Tragedy and sacrifice, fortitude and hopefulness in the face of loss are vividly portrayed here through photographs, letters and memories. The story begins in the Victorian era with the family influenced by the deep spirituality of Ann’s grandmother, Elise Sibeth. it portrays the excitement of aviation in the Edwardian years and something of the sadness and horrors of WWI.

The seven siblings, Ann’s aunts and uncles, mirror their times. The eldest, Mary, the family ‘carer’, was imprisoned by Edwardian mores. They all shared a passion for flight that led to the untimely deaths of Edward and jack. henry went on to found the Royal Australian Air Force. Sybil, the youngest, enjoyed more freedom as an ambulance driver and considerable artist.

This is also the story of Tor Bryan, Ingatestone, a unique Arts & Crafts House, built in 1850 by my grandfather and destroyed by developers a hundred years later. The demise of the house mirrors the lives, and deaths, of its occupants.

Paperback 264 pages

ISBN: 978-1-911526-04-9

Fully illustrated with black & white photographs

RRP: £10

To order a copy, please email us at and we will forward your request.

Other books by Ann:

Journey into Solitude

The Lost Priory

These Wonderful Lives by Ruth Moulder

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Stories to inspire young minds

Stories of inspirational women and their determination, courage and kindness to be shared with children, grandchildren and in the classroom. The beginning chapters are based on the lives of real women told by an imaginary grandmother to her granddaughter.  By the end of the book, we learn about their own inspiring lives.

It is through story telling that we can pass on our values and encourage our children to find out what is important to them and to follow their dreams.

When Ruth Moulder looked for these types of stories to inspire her young daughters and couldn’t find them, a librarian suggested she should write her own. Ruth followed her dream and completed this collection by the arrival of her grandchildren.

Paperback 74 pages

ISBN: 978-1-911526-05-6

Black & white illustrations

RRP: £6.00

To order a copy, please email Ruth at

Arabella and the Grandiose Peahens by Gloria Loring

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Arabella visits the Beautiful Garden again for more adventures

In her imagination Arabella glides through the trees of a mysterious forest. She smells the lush moist vegetation, listens to the twittering of the birds and hears the leaves rustling. The wind kisses her cheek and gently whispers, ‘Arabella, you must return to the Beautiful Garden!’

Father Sky grants her wish and she returns, facing new adventures and dangers – as a peahen!

Arabella and the Grandiose Peahens is the third book set in the ‘Beautiful Garden’, all sumptuously illustrated with Gloria Loring’s paintings. enjoy as a stand-alone book or as part of the wider adventures. This lovely book is aimed at older children.

ISBN: 978-1-911526-01-8

28 pages – staple bound

10 Full colour illustrations

RRP £12.00

To purchase a copy please email Gloria at 

Now also available in Amazon Kindle format

ISBN: 978-1-911526-50-6

Price: £2.11 (approx)

For more information about Leonora, Arabella, Gloria and her paintings, please visit her