The Tour de France is the greatest bike race in the world, but it began as a humble promotional gimmick for a floundering newspaper. More than 100 years later, the Tour still captivates the world and is broadcast to over 180 countries. How did a few men looking for some way to save their struggling business become masters of a giant, successful enterprise? Les Woodland tells the inside story of the Tour de France through the prism of the men who started it, and those who now run it.
"Decent story, terrible narration"
So you're a black belt, bodybuilder and think you have all the skills it takes to be a bouncer, huh? Well you may make a great 'bouncer,' but if you want to become a professional 'crowd controller' who can handle situations effortlessly and with as little violence as possible then you are intelligent enough to recognize the importance of mastering the techniques in this book.
How could a scruffy dog in a bus depot and the call of crows, link back to another world of power and love? Award winning bestseller Emma Calin's brand new series of modern day fairy stories for younger readers and adults too. A wicked king, a beautiful girl, a young prince and the struggle between right and wrong maintain the fable tradition. The ancient Kingdom of Zanubia and a stray dog looking for scraps in an inner-city repair garage, hold the secret. It's a chapter book story-time action ride.
"For Older Children and Adults"
Freeze Frame brings together six international poets, each with their own vision of what would appear in the static frame if we captured the flow of our ceaseless contemporary narrative. Read and recorded by the poets themselves in their home locations, the listener may experience their full presence and intention.
Charlie finds it tough when his parents divorce - but Auntie Kate helps him overcome his greatest fear.Award winning bestseller Emma Calin's brand new series of modern day fairy stories for younger readers. When Charlie has to move from the country into the city, he needs new friends. With his small size and red hair, some people aren't kind to him. He wonders if he can face another day at school. A trip to the circus gives him the strength to see himself and others in a new way.
A poor little girl in a faraway land dreams of riding a pink bicycle. When she meets a strange animal, her dreams come true. Her happiness turns to sadness when a tragedy occurs in the town and her father doesn't come home. Maybe her new magic friend can find him?
Two powerless beings are swept together in a transient struggle for survival. Could the human spirit transcend the brutality and indifference of their brief experience before they are once again swept helplessly apart? Far more than a love story - this is a story about love.
A collection of poems from the front-line of urban life, the cabs of lorries, and the bluebell woods of mortality.
A woman, a man, a van and a plan. When the luck runs out, the lucky walk away. A short story set in the extremis of everyday.
"Angela" - an intriguing tale by Emma Calin, the author of number-one best-selling short stories "The Chosen" and "Sub-Prime". A very short story. A mystery tale of a late-night taxi ride where the final passenger may not be all that she seems. The fourth story in the Love in a Hopeless Place Collection.