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Winners & Finalists TPBP 2014 - 2015

Congratulations to The People’s Book Prize Winners for 2014/2015
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From L to R: Rob Jones for Bernard (Children’s), Carol Wyer for Grumpy Old Menopause (Non Fiction), Tim Wotton for How Have I Cheated Death (Best Achievement), Christina Gabittas on behalf of 62 first time children (Beryl Bainbridge First Time Author), and Scott Caladon for Darke Mission (Fiction).
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Darke Mission  by Scott Caladon published by Troubador Publishing Ltd

Darke Mission follows a grisly maze of treachery, murder and revenge. JJ Darke, lone parent, former spy, is blackmailed by an unscrupulous politician. Darke is forced to lead an audacious heist into the heart of North Korea. Family, friends and colleagues are dragged into a mire of deceit and danger.


Grumpy Old Menopause by Carol E Wyer published by Safkhet Publishing

Have you started to write post-it notes with your kids’ names on them? Do you need to change your underwear after every sneeze? Guess it’s time to read this book then. It’ll help you get through “that” time in your life with a spring in your step and a smile on your face.


Bernard by Rob Jones published by Beast in Show Books

Bernard is the tale of a misunderstood wild hound. Feared by local villagers who believe he wishes to eat them… All Bernard really wants to get his jaws around is a jar of strawberry jam! With striking 4-colour illustrations and easy to follow rhyming prose, Bernard is perfect for pre-schoolers.

TPBP Beryl Bainbridge Award for Best First Time Author

Children’s Poetry  by Primary School Children published by Poems and Pictures Ltd

There are 62 first time UK authors in this book aged between 7 and 11.  The imagination and effort invested by these budding poets make their work a pleasure to read/ and will encourage and inspire other children of primary school age to read and ‘have a go’ at writing.   Christina Gabbitas created the writing initiative that children of all abilities could take part in, with the chance of having their work published. There is a donation of £1.00 per book sale to Barnardos. Illustrations by Ric Lumb.

How Have I Cheated Death? by Tim Wotton published by Austin Macauley

A story of triumph over adversity, this compelling chronicle, the first book written by a CF sufferer at 40, offers hope and inspiration, demonstrating what cannot be cured needs to be endured.

Finalists for Spring 2015 (March2015 – May 2015)
Dead Charming  by I D Jackson  published byPercy Publishing
Darke Mission  by Scott Caladon published by Troubador Publishing Ltd g
Pets Aplenty by Malcolm D. Welshman  published by Austin Macauley Publishers Ltd

Non Fiction:
The Time in Between by Nancy Tucker published by Icon Books
This Time Round  by 
Ray Quinn published by Percy Publishing
The Essential Carer’s Guide to Dementia  by 
Mary Jordan  published by Hammersmith Books Limited

Tommy Parker by Anthony Ormond published by Candy Jar Books
Curious Creatures by Kevin Price  published by KAMA Publishing
Bernard  by Rob Jones  published by Beast in Show Books

Finalists for 
Winter 2014 (December 2014 – February 2015)
Huber’s Tattoo 
by Quentin Smith published by Troubador Publishing Ltd
The Honey Trap by DJ Priddle   published by Percy Publishing 
Through Another Night by Joe Stein published by Ward Wood Publishing

Non Fiction:
Devil’s Playground by Simon Chambers published by Percy Publishing
Dirty Teaching  
by Juliet Robertson  published by Crown House Publishing Limited
Pamela Hansford Johnson 
by Wendy Pollard  published by Shepheard-Walwyn (Publishers) Ltd

Reggie & Me 
by Marie Yates  published by Lodestone Books
The Rise of Agnil  by Susan Navas published by Ant Press
Black Flag  by Matt Langley published by Cambridge University Press

Finalists for Autumn 2014 (September, October, November 2014
For Faughie’s Sake  
by Laura Marney  published by Saraband
Cold Call by Colin Llewelyn Chapman  published by Percy Publishing 
Escaped From Syria  by Sarah Hussain  published by Pegasus Elliot Mackenzie Publishers Ltd

Non Fiction:
How Have I Cheated Death? by Tim Wotton   published by Austin Macauley
Why we dream 
by Joe Griffin & Ivan Tyrrell  published by Human Givens Publishing Ltd
Beyond My Control 
by Suzan Collins published by Hammersmith Books Limited

Pillow People by Annie Sullivan published by Patrick Hawkins
Landing On My Feet  by Adelaide Godwin  published by Digital Leaf Limited
The Tale of Ava-Marie Swanson by S.R Green  published by Planta Press

Finalists for Summer 201(June, July, August 2014)
Layla by Nina de la Mer  published by Myriad Editions
The Silent Village by Merryn Corcoran  published by Umbria Press  
Hearts of Green  by John Marsh published by Percy Publishing

Non Fiction:
Grumpy Old Menopause by Carol E Wyer  published by Safkhet Publishing
The Reward Society 
by Dr Tom Manion published by Julian Richer Publishing
Good Food Good Health 
by Fatima Patel  published by Mediscript Ltd

Think Like A Hero 
by Dave Maclean published by Pegasus Elliot Mackenzie Publishers Ltd
Hedgehugs by Steve Wilson and Lucy Tapper  published by Maverick Arts Publishing Ltd
Welcome to the World of Felicity Fly Christina Gabbitas  published by Poems and Pictures Ltd