The As Yet Untitled debut adult fiction novel from Nicole Harding
Jacob Laurits was always a shy boy. He spent his childhood and teenage years mostly alone, this is how he preferred it. The other children his age thought he was odd, a somewhat peculiar character. Overlooked by everyone as just a strange, lost soul. As he grew older he discovered art and decided that's what he would use to express himself as nobody seemed to pay any attention to him. At least that's what he thought. While other people disregarded him and branded him as weird, strange or odd Jacob was finding his own place in the world. He had decided that someday people would pay attention to him. When he turned eighteen he left his home in Veendam Holland and set off to attend The Royal College of Art in London, a place he'd never been to but had always dreamed of moving to. As he was leaving, his father who Jacob had always thought hadn't listened to him, handed him a package and told him to open it on the journey to London. Whilstsitting in a cramped smelly train to Amsterdam to catch his flight he unwrapped the package and found it was a leather-bound journal with a note attached. “Jacob, my dear boy, use this journal to document your daily introspections, for it will all be over so quickly” An unimpressed Jacob stashed the journal away into his bags, never intending to use it. For a while he didn't. What he didn't know though was this very journal would later on become full of entries of a very distressed, depressed, introverted, drug addicted existentialist who was facing a daily battle for survival....
More information including the title to follow........
The Secret World Of Felines Released August 29th 2013
The Secret World Of Felines follows the story of Celeste, an ordinary nine year old girl who has had a obsession with cats ever since she was a toddler. Her mother however would never let her have one of her own as a pet. Then one magical and fateful day Celeste befriends a cat called Jasmine who appears in Celeste's back garden. Celeste soon learns that cats can infact talk to humans but simply choose not to. Jasmine tells Celeste of a special secret magical world. A world shielded from the human world. A place where only cats live.
Follow Celeste on her journey through the enchanted Catnep City where she discovers that cats lead their own everyday lives in their very own city. During her journey Celeste meets the charming cat Big Ben of the downtown rat boys, Big Ben and his crew protect the magical city from trouble. She also meets Miss Tail Meow a pop superstar cat who has a secret to hide. Will Celeste uncover Miss Tail meows dark secret?
Celeste also discovers that cats also have cafes, schools and even a market and no trip to Catnep City would be complete without a trip to the kitty disco. After a long and fun adventure Celeste falls in love with the way of life in Catnep City but will she ever be able to return home to the human world or will the allure of Catnep City convince her to stay forever.
This book is suitable for children aged 7 - 11 years of age.
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The Littlest Pumpkin Released October 28th 2014
The Littlest Pumpkin is a limited edition Halloween release. It is taken from Teri's forthcoming collection of bedtime stories and fairytales book, expected late 2015. The littlest pumpkin is the story of Henry, a very small pumpkin who worries he will never be picked to be a Halloween pumpkin.
This book is suitable for children from pre school age up to 6 years of age.