Life-style & Religion

Early in the 2020 pandemic, author Steven E. Mason began to look at the lives of some of the great personalities from history, seeking inspiration to help him deal with the Covid-19 crisis. He discovered that many of these people had experienced significant adversity on their path to success. After sharing these stories with friends and colleagues, positive feedback led to the writing of this book.

The Adversity Formula: Inspiring Stories of Hope from History looks at the lives of thirty remarkable characters from history and how they dealt with adversity. The book goes on to provides a formula which readers can apply to their own lives when faced with major challenges.

The text focuses on the lives of a group of inspiring individuals mainly from the 20th Century: fifteen men and fifteen women, across a range of categories, including scientists, entrepreneurs, humanitarians, politicians, entertainers, sports stars and war heroes. The book looks at the adversity these greats faced and what they achieved despite it. More importantly, the book looks at how they dealt with the adversity they faced, often using it to their advantage.

The book then identifies five characteristics that each individual used which were key to how they dealt with the challenges facing them. The traits are then packaged into a general formula for tackling those challenges, emphasising that it's not just the experience of adversity but the way people respond to it which determine a successful outcome.

The Adversity Formula: Inspiring Stories of Hope from History will be of interest to those who enjoy history and those who are interested in self-development, especially during difficult times. The book offers us all hope in the face of life’s major challenges.

IBSN - 978-1-8382223-5-2

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In this age of cultural awareness, it has become imperative to identify one's self with his culture as well as his spoken dialect. This is necessary especially in a volatile country like Nigeria where the majority ethnic groups are preponderant over their minority counterparts and in so doing, reducing these groups to mere irrelevance. The persuasive inference one can draw from this, therefore, is that if these ethnic languages are left unused or sparsely used, they will fizzle out in the near future - and we will be worse for it. Waghiaghaz'Edo in this respect, is a useful guide to learning the Edo, one of the minority tribal languages in Nigeria. It introduces readers to its alphabets, consonants as well as its pronunciation. In fact, call it a succinct appraisal of the cultural as well as ancestral heritage of the Edo people and you are not far from it. Osazuwa Omede has produced a captivating work for his ethnic Edo tribe so much so that when you flip its first pages, you are spellbound to read it through to the end.

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IBSN - 9781838092986

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Mirror Images in Palmistry and Tarot, is the latest literary offering by celebrated and well-known Palmist, Gary Markwick. The book is a collaborative effort, co-written with long-time friend and associate of Gary’s - Isabella du Lac, an experienced and well-respected Tarot reader. The authors uniquely blend Palmistry with Tarot, in an innovative way, never before attempted. Each Tarot card is described, and then its meaning is revealed and interpreted by Isabella. At the same time, Gary gives his explanation of this particular card and interprets it in an esoteric and practical way.

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IBSN - 978-1-9161066-5-9  

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I am a chef at a large primary school in Manchester where the children all call me Chef Martin. I have created this book so that families can cook together during Lockdown to enjoy some tasty recipes and to bring some classic school meals home and some additional treats. With all the hard work being carried out by health professionals to keep us as healthy as possible during this difficult time, I thought it would be worthwhile trying to raise a little money for our wonderful NHS. I hope you enjoy the recipes. They are designed to be really simple to make, use things we often have in our cupboards, to avoid additional shop visits, and are relatively cheap. The composting and growing section has some fun ideas for using your garden to aid your cooking and growing your own veg. Stay safe and look after each other. Chef Martin

Price - £6.99

IBSN - 978-1-8380464-9-1 

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‘Whether you are trying to cope with the unthinkable or simply want more from life, this

inspiring book will show you how to move forward and achieve more’.   SBM

When Lauren’s daughter Liora died unexpectedly at just 20, she was devastated.

Inspired by Liora’s legacy of having achieved so much and encouraged by the 15,000-strong

Facebook group that has supported her and her family, Lauren felt compelled to share their story

and the tools and techniques that have helped them move forward following Liora’s passing.

Her wish is that this book will also help you to lead a more fulfilling and purposeful life.

Inside you will discover Liora’s inspiring story and find out how to use positive mindset

techniques and energy tools to enhance your life. Through exercises and  activities, you will

understand more about yourself, what you want from life and how you can achieve it through

consistent action. Lauren Rosenberg is an Energist, International Fear and Phobia Relief Expert, Holistic Therapist,

Speaker and Trainer. She uses her skills to help her clients overcome fear and lead more joyful lives.    

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Concern for the wellbeing of children is receiving considerable emphasis today. Parents are constantly searching for what is best for their children’s future. Holistic wellbeing is a mirror to show simple techniques that can help them to develop concentration and self-confidence in their offspring from a very young age. It is a philosophy for living a life with wisdom.

Awake your inner consciousness through meditation: the energy that makes you alive, the true nature of your self, that is nothing more than the pure consciousness residing inside you which is beyond the

normal senses and intellect.

IBSN- 9781916309739

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Creative Starts, Creative Sparks

We are all born with a creative soul. Yet often in our lives we experience blocks that prevent our creativity from flourishing. In this ground-breaking and enlightening book, we learn to recognize our 'creative blocks' - and discover how to transform them into tools that  facilitate us producing our creative masterpiece!

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PATHH – Positive Attitude to Holistic Health uses yogic philosophy and practice to first understand, then to heal the heart, mind and the body.

This ancient guidance is as relevant today as it was 4,000 years ago as it provides guidance on how to thrive in life. This philosophy supports a more relaxed, purposeful and grounded life. You will feel naturally well.

When you have ease in the body, you have less dis-ease - ill health physically, mentally or emotionally.

PATHH gives you understanding of the natural rhythm within your body and mind and the reactions to the strains of modern living. It offers support on positive, conscious decision making to gently find your way back to feeling like you again. The real you. The best you.

This book is based on a program of the same name, run by the author, which has helped many people back to natural health and the confidence to take control and responsibility for their life journey and happiness. You too can take back your power to move forward and experience life as you were meant to do.

Enjoy your PATHH, embrace your purpose, love yourself and your life. This purchase is the first step and I wish you well on your journey forward.

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IBSN: 9781916106673

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In Margaret Thatcher’s Britain life was revolving at a fast pace. Socialist policies were being replaced by “As long as I am ok” and to be upwardly mobile was the aim. Modern technologies were constantly being updated. Food scares prevailed constantly from eggs to coffee.  It was difficult to know what was good or unacceptable.Men were competitive especially in trading markets. Women were supposed to work out to look like Jane Fonda and climb the glass ceiling career ladder whilst running and maintaining homes and families. Stress levels were rising as more was expected from people than in any previous generation. Labour saving devices and gadgets did not seem to save time, just create more clutter. Time was tight in all spheres and life hurtled from one deadline to the next target.As green environmental issues were gaining in popularity, a wealthy benefactor bought a remote uninhabited island and raised funds to see if there was a better, alternative lifestyle.Candidates would be chosen according to their skills and life experience instead of qualifications. Money would not be used, there would be ample provisions, shelter and privacy for all.The story traces the path of three successful candidates all seeking something different, each hoping that life can be more meaningful. Can it? Will it? Will their dreams come true? Will they get what they want? Will they still want it? Will they lose what they had? Can anybody have it all? Follow their trails and see if they can manage to live happily ever after or if there is a sting in the tail.


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ISBN: 978-1-9996623-0-1

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Peter Morrell was born just before D Day. After school and university, where he read French, he qualified, first as a solicitor, and then as a barrister. He practised at the Bar until 1992, when he was appointed a circuit judge, trying criminal and civil cases in London and the East Midlands. Peter retired from the Circuit Bench in 2009, but continued to preside over Mental Health Tribunals un

til 2014.

Peter has been an observant Christian since childhood and, in 2008 in the Diocese of Peterborough, he was ordained deacon of the Church of England; and priest a year later. He currently mini

sters in the Watersmete Benefice, a collection of country parishes near his home in East Northamptonshire, where he has lived for the past forty-five years; and to the Anglican English-speaking community in the Costa Blanca Chaplaincy, Spain, where he and his wife, Mary, own a house.

Peter is the author of a trilogy of novels. The first two were published in 2015; The Rector of Pepynbridge and The Islamist of Pepynbridge; and the third, The Honourable Member for Pepynbridg

e, in 2016. Set in Pepynbridge, a fictional village in Northamptonshire, the trilogy deals with challenging and contemporary social issues and draws upon Peter’s professional experiences as barrister, judge and clergyman; and his knowledge and love of rural life.

From the Pulpit is a selection of sermons preached by Peter in England and Spain between The Second Sunday before Lent in 2012 and the Seventh Sunday of Easter in 2017.

Peter and Mary married in 1970. They have two grown-up daughters and a granddaughter.


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There are many stories waiting to be told, but it seems that in our financially motivated environment, the only way your story can reach a wider audience is if you are a celebrity! At least, this was one of the responses the author received when she sent her autobiography off to yet another publisher. And it was this response that inspired the title of her book. 

She has a real story to tell, a story that she hopes will contribute to breaking preconceptions of a faith that to her, exudes peace and love.  The spirit of the book is to shed some positive light on Islam, but despite this, there is no political agenda.  Sahera Patel has simply written about the reality of being a Female British Muslim in a modern society. 

Her work is a voyeuristic journey. It takes the reader through the stages of the life of a Muslim that many will have only heard about in passing. It reveals real life tales; her parent's arranged marriage, agreed through a window, and her own which was only agreed after she met with countless potential candidates. 

Her story has been told with positivity, emphasizing the true nature of faith.  

This book gives its reader an opportunity to take a journey that will educate, inspire and perhaps, change the heart forever.  

 Over the last sixty years immigration has changed the UK significantly. This book allows you to see life through the eyes of one relatively ordinary British Muslim of Indian origin. Reading how she went about husband hunting through the arranged marriage system should dispel many myths and I particularly recommend her experiences of Hajj. I found the book very easy to read and always wanted to know what happened on the next page.

Mohammed Amin, Chairman of the Conservative Muslim Forum and Co-Chair of the Muslim Jewish Forum of Greater Manchester.

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ISBN: 978-0-9929955-7-7  


Gary Markwick has used his incredible insight and experience of the human psyche to provide us with an antidote to the stresses and tensions that beset our lives today.

Now it Begins has, at its heart, the simple assertion that once you can let go of illusion and draw upon a deeper, universal source of motivation, then you will reconnect with your true purpose on earth.

The book is illustrated throughout with ancient learning and stories that gently bring home the important points being made.

Now it Begins will consistently inspire and encourage people on their exciting journey to freedom and fulfilment.

There has probably never been a time when a book like this has been so necessary and the reader will find both comfort and inspiration among its pages.

It is now time to stop serving the illusion and see the reality. It is your awakening, So...NOW IT BEGINS.

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Price: £9.95

ISBN: 978-0-9567668-8-5