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Books and Talking Books




Annie and the Dragon
by Cara Louise

Annie hates being dragged to her uncle’s church every Sunday. She wishes the Dragon would win his fight against St George. Suddenly she finds that everywhere she looks, her village is full of dragons and realises the Dragon of Windlesham has a message - for her alone. When Annie follows the trail, she discovers the secret of the Dragon and to save the land, she must take action to end a century old curse.

For Children Aged 8-12. 44 pages.
Talking Book on CD
£4.99 UK
playing time 50 mins
(Including p&p)



The Serpent of the Wood
by Cara Louise

Mysterious Park Wood gives Sally the chance to escape from the hassles of school. But when the woods are threatened by plans to build a hypermarket, the strange serpent-spirit of the land begins to stir. Sally must listen to the voice of the woods and rally her friends to take on the might of the local council and big business.

For Children Aged 7-11. 46 pages.
Talking Book on CD
£2.50 UK
playing time 22 mins
(Including p&p)



The Guardian and the Goddess
by Cara Louise

Tom is a loner. Unable to make friends at school, the despair of teachers and caught while shoplifting, he feels that the whole world is against him. The only time he can truly be himself is when he is alone in the wide expanse of Haleford Park.

One day, while sitting near a spring, the strange figure of a monk appears to Tom and teaches him the secrets of the landscape. To bring back life to the neglected land, Tom must first deal with the notorious Kev and his gang, and he finds the road to enlightenment is never an easy path to tread.

For Children Aged 8-12. 46 pages.
Talking Book on CD
£4.99 UK
playing time 57 mins
(Including p&p)



Feng Shui and Babylon
by Cara Louise

Andy lives in a high rise flat in a rundown part of the city. He spends most of his time futilely wandering the streets. He feels there must be more to life than this pointless existence and starts to have strange dreams of an exquisite garden country where everything is perfect. A beautiful Chinese girl leads him through the land but his failure to listen to her words leads to terrible results.

Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese art of the geomantic siting of buildings to ensure the harmonious relationship of people with the land. This story was inspired by an article of the same name in Quicksilver Messenger 1983 by Nigel Pennick. It is based on the study known as Earth Mysteries and aims to encourage respect for the earth.

For Children Aged 12+. 26 pages.
Talking Book on CD
£2.99 UK
playing time 32 mins
(Including p&p)



The Lady of the Rock
by Cara Louise

Near the village where Edward lives is a great rock face in which he can see the figure of a mysterious lady. Her appearance changes from a laughing young girl in spring, to the mother of fruit and grain at harvest time, to a barren, wizened hag in winter. When a greedy landowner decides to quarry the rock, Mother Earth proves in a dramatic way that She is mightier than man.

For Children Aged 8-12. 22 pages.
Talking Book on CD
£2.50 UK
playing time 22 mins
(Including p&p)



Biffy and the Barrow
by Cara Louise

Biffy understands the mysterious beings who live inside the ancient burial mound near his home. All is peaceful in the woods - until Jacko and his gang begin to use the woods as a scrambling ground for their motorbikes. Biffy’s warnings of trouble come dramatically true and the gang learn what happens when the "fairy folk" are upset by humankind.

For Children Aged 8-12. 22 pages.
Talking Book on CD
£2.50 UK
playing time 22 mins
(Including p&p)



The Boy from the Hills
by Cara Louise

Jamie is alone by the ancient standing stone on the wild summit of Oldstone Hill. A violent storm springs up and a strange boy suddenly appears before the stone, bringing with him a whole new dimension of mystery into Jamie's rational, 20th century world.


Full colour cover and 6 plates. Black and white chapter headings.76 pages.
£3.50 UK


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A Posy For Poll
by Cara Louise

Set in Castle Hedingway, Essex. When Belinda Bailey moves to Castle Hedingham School, and wins the part of Poll in the drama club reenactment of an ancient legend, she little realises that her life will become entwined with that of Poll, who was found floating in the lake after disappearing at a Samhain ball. Her relationship with heart throb, Steve Winters, captain of the football team and leading boy in the play, draws Belinda into a web of jealousy which threatens to submerge Belinda beneath the same dark waters as those which led Poll to her death.

For 12+
Talking Book on CD
£5.99 UK
+£1 p&p



Stars Upon The Ceiling - Talking Book on CD Set in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. Supernatural Romance
by Cara Louise

Set in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. Supernatural Romance for Readers 12+. Winner of 2nd prize, fiction for readers 12+, Annual Writer's Conference 1999. Stella Marison is the new girl at Lee-by-Sea High School. She joins a psychic awareness group, started by Lex and his best friend, West. Lex's troubling dreams about a monster arising from the slime of the Tamesis estuary and ancient Phoenician travellers, lead the group into strange and murky waters. As an old woman turns over Tarot cards in a creaky house high on the cliffs, the lives of Stella and the others in the group, mirror the mysteries in the cards.

For 12+
Talking Book on CD
£5.99 UK
+£1 p&p



The Silent Pool
by Cara Louise

A Ghost Story. Paranormal Romance for Readers 12+. Denise's ability to carry out automatic writing leads Simon Brooke, a young researcher of the paranormal, to investigate. However, Simon's arrival leads to complications in Denise's family whose members are already traumatised by the death of her younger brother. Is Denise really receiving messages from a flighty, long dead village girl? Or is Denise's power arising from dark forces within the unconscious minds of those caught up in the web or Denise's mysterious world?

For 12+
Talking Book on CD
£5.99 UK
+£1 p&p



The Hounds of Darkness - Talking Book on CD
by Cara Louise

A Ghost Story. Paranormal Romance for Readers 12+. Denise's ability to carry out automatic writing leads Simon Brooke, a young researcher of the paranormal, to investigate. However, Simon's arrival leads to complications in Denise's family whose members are already traumatised by the death of her younger brother. Is Denise really receiving messages from a flighty, long dead village girl? Or is Denise's power arising from dark forces within the unconscious minds of those caught up in the web or Denise's mysterious world?

For 12+
Talking Book on CD
£5.99 UK
+£1 p&p



Raven Jack and the Fire of Doom
by Cara Louise

A strange encounter with a tramp on wasteland leads Jasmin, Tom and Kevin to an ancient mystery hidden within the hills and fields of the land. They must fight against the power of money and greed to stop supernatural forces from wreaking devastation.

For 8-12s
Talking Book on CD
£5.99 UK
+£1 p&p



Sorceress - Talking Book on CD
by Cara Louise

Mags and Richard are on holiday in an Italian village with their archaeologist parents. When a village is excavated, devasted by plague at the decline of the Roman Empire, strange things start to happen. Mags must unravel the mystery of centuries of sorcery - or a terrible curse will strike the children of the town again.

For 8-12s
Talking Book on CD
£5.99 UK
+£1 p&p



Cannis Major Mystery
by Cara Louise

The sudden appearance of mysterious lights in the nightime sky and an epidemic affecting children and animals, lead Robbie, Lizzie and Harry into the heart of a mystery surrounding their town. They encounter beings from another world and find themselves in a battle against the powerful ChemoCare Corporation to try and save their land.

For 8-12s
Talking Book on CD
£5.99 UK
+£1 p&p



The Demon's Secret Talking Book
by Cara Louise

Although confined to a wheelchair, Will is determined to explore the cellars of Harwood Hall. When he drags his reluctant friends, Misha and Matti into his escapade, they little realise that the discovery of a rotted fragment of an old letter will lead them to a secret society and a race for the truth behind an ancient mystery to stop tragedy happening once more.

For 8-12s
Talking Book on CD
£5.99 UK
+£1 p&p



The Beast of Biddersley Grange
by Cara Louise

Martin, Toby and Shannon are plunged into a time travel mystery while on community service at the mysterious manor of Biddersley Grange. The discovery of a hidden Victorian diary adds to the drama and the children must battle Chinese warrior monks, find Akhenaton's lost city in Egypt and find the Stones of Power to save their friend.

For 8-12s
Talking Book on CD
£5.99 UK
+£1 p&p



The Stones of Power
by Cara Louise

The sudden appearance of a Stone of Power in the headmaster's study leads Toby, Blossom and Leila into a whole heap of trouble. A ruthless Egyptian princess and a vengeful Victorian methodist minister appear from the time travel mechanism of the Biddersley Gardens. The children must deal with the time travellers - or face terrible consequences.

For 8-12s
Talking Book on CD
£5.99 UK
+£1 p&p



The Lords of Time
by Cara Louise

The third in The Beast of Biddersley Grange Trilogy. Set in the gardens of Biddulph Grange, Staffordshire. The children are in trouble again at Biddersley Grange. Two young time unit cadets from the future have been sent to clear up the catastrophic rift in time at Biddersley Grange. Things do not go according to plan and disaster strikes when the power lust of a Victorian headmaster threatens the course of world history.

For 8-12s
Talking Book on CD
£5.99 UK
+£1 p&p



Myths of the Xingu Indians
by Cara Louise

These are the stories of the indigenous tribes who live around the River Xingu in Central Brazil.They were told to the Villas Boas brothers who led an expedition into the depths of Brazil, looking for adventure. They became fascinated by the world they found and remained there, living for years with the peoples of the Xingu, sharing their food, studying their way of life - and recording their stories.

It is a world of lakes and lagoons, forests and fish; It is a land where every animal, every tree, every bird has a spirit - and from this world, the stories of the Xingu are born.

For 7-11s
Talking Book on CD
£5.99 UK
+£1 p&p



Great Green Gunky Toenail magic
by Cara Louise

A Collection of Magical and Animal Stories.

For children aged 3-7
Talking Book on CD
£5.99 UK
+£1 p&p

 
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