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Mac Seen and Unseen 2017:

A unique brilliant new collection from the Daily Mail's inimitable talent, Mac with some never seen sketches. A great gift for all occasions. Guaranteed to bring smiles and enjoyment.

Mac - Cartoonist of the Year 2017 for his beautifully drawn, clever cartoons that excelled in a supreme field. Press Awards - the Oscars of British journalism

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Publication date: 8 November 2017

This is a unique publication: Under his pen name 'Mac' and for over 48 years, Mac amuses the nation with his cartoons for the Daily Mail. Huge editorial pressure as of the twenty or more designs he produces each week, only four are published - until now!

Mac's approach is essentially apolitical, a stance proved popular not only with the public but also his peers.

A brilliant new collection from the Daily Mail's inimitable talent, Mac

"Cartoonist of the Year" for his beautifully drawn, clever cartoons that excelled in a supreme field. Hailed as 'just superb' by the Judges! Press Awards - the Oscars of British journalism

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Publication date 12 October 2016

"Mac is, quite simply, Britain's greatest living cartoonist. Mac's humour is warm," Paul Dacre, Editor of the Daily Mail

"In terms of the quality of his drawing and the quickness of his wit, I reckon Mac is without equal. He is a cartoonist of genius." Gyles Brandreth

Mac's wonderful cartoons should be, must be, the first port of call for any sane Daily Mail reader. Day after day, indeed year after year, he brightens the morning with wit and superb draughtsmanship, sometimes making a serious point, sometimes an hilarious one, often both at once. You don't have to believe me, but after you've taken even the briefest look at the wonderful artistry reproduced herein, you will.
Tim Rice

ISBN 978-1-907205-44-6 £10

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Presenting our new author: Carol E Wyer


A "book it" list like no other, with humorous suggestions for extreme active ageing trips and why grumpies should not go snuffle trunting.

Fancy a holiday with a difference? Then pack your bags and get ready for some extreme active ageing. Us 'older' folk are heading away from the traditional hotel holiday and at last, having fun!

This humorous guide, compiled by Mr and Mrs Grumpy, offers alternatives to the usual holiday-from sensible to outrageous-to suit every grumpy guts.

Learn about Arctic boot camps, ayurvedic retreats, drumming holidays, ice blokarting, motoring experiences, skijorking, tubing, Vespa excursions, voodoo trips and discover why Mr Grumpy will never go truffle hunting again.

With over 300 suggestions of how to get the best out of your vacation and live life to the maximum, this book aims to inspire and entertain.

Read it and put some choices on your "book it" list. After all, you only live once!

ISBN: 978-1-907205-42-2 print
          978-1-907205-43-9 e book

Price: £8.99


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.

With numerous suggestions, sensible advice and amusing anecdotes, Grumpy Old Menopause will help you sail through that tricky part of a woman's life with ease and humour. It should prevent you from turning into Mrs Crabby or worse still, a demonic monster.

This is a humorous guide that will entertain and advice women and men who are approaching this phase of their lives.

ISBN: 978-1-907205-40-8 print
          978-1-907205-41-5 e book

Price: £6.99


Is your Grumpy Old Man getting under your feet? Is he wrestling with retirement? Are you wondering if you should bundle him up and entrust him to basket-weaving classes? Then this book could be the answer to your prayers. This light hearted guide is packed full of lively ideas, anecdotes and quips. Not only does it set out to provide laughs, but offers over 700 ideas and ways to keep a Grumpy Old Man occupied.

From collecting airline sick bags to zorbing, you will be sure to find an absorbing pastime for your beloved curmudgeon. There are examples of those who have faced extraordinary challenges in older age, fascinating facts to interest a reluctant partner and innovative ideas drizzled, of course, with a large dollop of humour.

Written tongue-in-cheek, this book succeeds in proving that getting older doesn't mean the end of life or having fun. It provides amusing answers to the question, "How on Earth will my husband fill in his time in his retirement?" It offers suggestions on what might, or most certainly might not, amuse him. Ideal for trivia buffs, those approaching retirement, (or just at a loose end) and frustrated women who have an irritable male on their hands, this book will lighten any mood and may even prevent the odd murder.

ISBN: 978-1-907205-38-5 print
          978-1-907205-39-2 e book

Price: £6.99


Dawn Ellis needs to escape from her painfully dull existence. Her unemployed husband spends all day complaining about life, moping around, or fixing lawnmowers on her kitchen table. The local writing class proves to be an adequate distraction with its eccentric collection of wannabe authors and, of course, the enigmatic Jason, who soon shows a romantic interest in her.

Dawn pours her inner frustrations into her first novel about the extraordinary exploits of Cinnamon Knight, an avenging angel -- a woman who doesn't believe in following the rules. Cinnamon is ruthless and wanton, inflicting suffering on any man who warrants it. Little does Dawn realise that soon the line between reality and fiction will blur. Her own life will be transformed, and those close to her will pay the price.

Hidden beneath the humour is the stark reality that life is short, relationships are complicated and not always what they seem and most importantly, opportunities should not be wasted.

ISBN: 978-1-907205-36-1 print
          978-1-907205-37-8 e book

Price: £8.99


Amanda Wilson can't decide between murder, insanity, or another glass of red wine. Facing fifty and all that it entails is problematic enough.

Amanda knows she shouldn't have pressed that 'Send' button. The past always catches up with you sooner or later. Still, her colourful past is a welcome relief to her monochrome present – especially when it comes in the shape of provocative Todd Bradshaw, her first true love. Amanda has a difficult decision to make – one that will require more than a few glasses of Chianti.

This light and entertaining book is a must-read for every woman who has ever shuddered at the thought of a birthday, be it thirty, forty, fifty or beyond. Mini Skirts and Laughter Lines portrays the fruits of mature living with hilarity and empathy and reassures us that we really are as young as we feel …

ISBN: 978-1-907205-32-3 print
          978-1-907205-33-0 e book

Price: £8.99

Surfing with Stilettos

Amanda Wilson is all geared up for an exciting gap-year, travelling across Europe. She soon finds her plans thwarted when she is abandoned in France with only a cellarful of Chateau Plonk, a large, orange Space Hopper, and Old Ted, the dog, for company.

Fate has intervened to turn Amanda's life on its head. First, Bertie, the camper van, breaks down. Then her dopey son, Tom, who is staying in their house in the UK, is wrecking it, one piece at a time. Next, the jaw-dropping video Skype calls that her irrepressible mother insists on making are, by contrast, making Amanda's humdrum trip even less palatable.

Finally, she discovers that her new-found, French friend, Bibi Chevalier, had engineered a plan to ensure that her philandering husband would never stray again; unfortunately, Amanda is unwittingly drawn into the scheme, becoming a target.

Meanwhile, on a beach in Sydney, a lonely Todd Bradshaw realises that his first true love, Amanda Wilson, is definitely the only woman for him. Can he get back into her good books and hopefully back into her arms with his latest plan? Or will fate intervene yet again and turn everyone's lives upside down?

Surfing with Stilettos touches on some very real and harrowing life experiences. Marital infidelity, false identities and how that can be used to prey on vulnerable members of our society ... and how we in our culture identify strongly with the work we do.

Finalist: voting for winners will start on May 2017

ISBN: 978-1-907205-34-7 print
          978-1-907205-35-4 e book

Price: £8.99

Teach a Friend to read and write

Showcased in the Winter collection of

Buy, borrow (from your local Library), comment and vote until 28 February 2016 Highly recommended for parents looking for a book to help their children catch up who may struggle with reading and writing at school. And of course for teachers and other organisations helping with reading and writing skills.

Anyone who can read the short, simple instructions can become a coach and teach a friend, family members or neighbour of any age to read and write.

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