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Winners & Finalists 2013/2014

TPBP FICTION

Theatres of War by R JJ  Hall published by Troubador Publishing Ltd

A love story about sacrifice and duty, and a war story about self-discovery and love. Seen through the eyes of combatants and civilians, it evokes the convulsions of the ‘forgotten’ Italian campaign of WWII.


TPBP NON FICTION

You’ve Gone Too Far This Time Sir  by Danny Bent published by Taylor Street Books

A compelling blow-by-blow account of Danny’s trip across Europe, the former Soviet Republics, Russia, China, Pakistan and India. And what people he met! Mostly charming, sometimes reckless, occasionally threatening, always unpredictable. Danny turns the wheels, you turn the pages. The pace is relentless. The story is heart-stopping and heart-warming.


TPBP CHILDREN

I Think I Murdered Miss  by Billy Bob Buttons published by The Wishing Shelf Press

Simon Spittle, a boy with Aspergers is the hero in this remarkable children’s story.  An unusual mixture of high adventure, fantasy and beautiful prose.  A very moving story, funny and sad. Billy Bob Buttons understands aspergers and shows how tough it is for a boy with this problem to handle everyday school life.


TPBP Beryl Bainbridge Award for Best First Time Author

Turn of the Tide by Margaret Skea published by Capercaillie Books

Set in 16th century Scotland amidst an ancient feud between the Cunninghames and Montgomeries. Munro, owes allegiance to the Cunninghames, but is forced to choose between age old obligations and his growing friendship with members of the rival clan. The upshot of his decision has unforeseen and tragic consequences.


TPBP Best Achievement Award

Proverbs and Sayings in Pictures by Helen J Bate published by Pictures to Share C.I.C. 

Proverbs and Sayings in pictures is a book specifically designed to be suitable for people with mid to late stage dementia. Full of wonderful images and memorable and thought provoking texts, it will engage, inspire and amuse people with dementia who are no longer able to enjoy traditional books.


Finalists for Spring 2014 (March, April May)

Fiction:
Lynnwood  
by Thomas Brown published by Sparkling Books
Stop Dead  by Leigh Russell  published by No Exit Press   
A Departure by Tom Ward published by Crooked Cat Publishing

Non Fiction:
Blackamoores  
by Onyeka  published by Narrative Eye 
The Fast Diet  
by Dr Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer published by Short Books, Ltd
God’s Trees  
by Julian Evans  published by DayOne Publications Ltd

Children’s:
S.A.S.A.A.T.N  
by Mrs Hilda Poppitt  published by Percy Publishing
The Return of the Jabberwock by Oakley Graham  published by Top That Publishing
Leap of Faith by Richard Hardie published by Crooked Cat Publishing


Finalists for Winter 2013 (September, October, November 2013)

Fiction:
Theatres of War 
by R JJ  Hall published by Troubador Publishing Ltd
Where Waters Meet by John Franks published by Alliance Publishing Press   
Topaz Eyes by Nancy Jardine published by Crooked Cat Publishing

Non Fiction:
Beyond The Flames 
by David C Pike published by Austin Macauley  
The Last Burrah Sahibs 
by Max Scratchmann  published by Steve Savage Publishers Ltd
Goner by Louis Brawley published by Non-Duality Press

Children’s:
The Weasel Puffin Unicorn Baboon Pig Lobster Race 
by James Thorpe published by Digital leaf Ltd
I Think I Murdered Miss  by Billy Bob Buttons published by The Wishing Shelf Press
Myopia by Jeff Gardiner published by Crooked Cat Publishing

Finalists for Autumn 2013 (September, October, November 2013)

Fiction:
Eden’s Garden  
by Juliet Greenwood  published by Honno Press
Bad Moon Rising by Frances di Plino published by Crooked Cat Publishing  
The Matthew Chance Legacy  by Stephen Clegg  published by Austin MaCauley

Non Fiction:
You’ve Gone Too Far This Time Sir 
by Danny Bent published by Taylor Street Books 
Proverbs and Sayings in Pictures 
by Helen J Bate published by Pictures to Share C.I.C.
Simply Spiritual  
by Jacqueline Rogers published by Local Legend

Children’s:
No Buts, Becky! 
 by Jose Patterson published by Troubador Publishing Ltd
Burly & Grum and The Secret City by Kate Tenbeth published by Magic Toy Books
Weasels by Elys Dolan published by Nosy Crow


Finalists for Summer 2013 (June, July, August 2013)
Fiction:
Turn of the Tide 
by Margaret Skea published by Capercaillie Books
The Blake Curse by I. C. Camilleri published by Pneuma Springs Publishing 
One Missed Step by Barbara Morris published by Pegasus Elliot Mackenzie Publishers Ltd

Non Fiction:
How Not to Murder Your Grumpy Old Man
 by Carol E Wyer published by Safkhet Publishing
For There is Hope 
by Martin Stepek published by Fleming Publications
Mother Departs 
by Tadeusz Różewicz published by Stork Press

Children’s:
Felicity Fly meets Veronica Vac by Christina Gabbitas published by Poems and Pictures Ltd
Tabitha Posy was ever so Nosy  by Julie Fulton published by Maverick Arts Publishing Ltd
Lily Lovebug and the Unconquered Planet by T.P. Ripley published by Crooked Cat Publishing