A wartime adventure is calling!

This month we're delving into history as we publish the paperback of The Powder of Death, a novel inspired by the discovery of gunpowder. While two men vow to take the knowledge of it to their graves, another later embarks on a quest across the continent, desperate to learn more.

We're sure this adventure story will pull you in, and this month there's £2 off (see below!). To really make the story leap off the page, we tracked down these fabulous wooden bookends for you to add to your shelf!

There is one set of the books and bookends up for grabs, all you have to do is click on the button below to enter your details and go into the hat. Good luck!

UK only. Giveaway closes 30.04.2017.
A love of letters:
author Menna van Praag blogs PLUS Kindle bargain!
We've welcomed author Menna van Praag onto the A&B blog as she shares our love of a fine fountain pen and the gentle thud of letters on the doormat. Read her rhapsody to letter writing and follow the link to pick up her latest novel The Lost Art of Letter Writing for just 99p on Kindle UK this month.
Read Menna's blog post and check out the Kindle offer
Helen Cadbury's To Catch a Rabbit has been picked as York's Big City Read this autumn. Check back for details of the programme of events to take place September - November, including a giveaway of 5000 free copies of To Catch a Rabbit!

Books of the Month 

Now all £2 off when you buy online using promocodes below

by Barbara Nadel
A friend from the past asks for private investigator Lee Arnold’s help in tracing his son: Fayyad al’Barri was last thought to be in Syria having embraced radical Islam. But a cryptic message has prompted his family to believe Fayyad has had a change of heart. From the bright lights of the Western world, to shady boxing clubs and murky online jihadist recruitment, and while violence erupts close to home, this is the start on an unknown path into the mind of a terrorist.
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by Julia Stoneham
England, 1943. With so many men away fighting, it is the women left behind who must keep the country going, and when Alice Todd is abandoned by her husband, she must find a means to provide for herself and her young son. She is offered the job of looking after the group of land girls at Lower Post Stone Farm and soon discovers they each have a story – and some have secrets they’d rather not reveal. Muddy Boots and Silk Stockings is the evocative and compelling story of the sacrifices made during wartime and the indomitable spirit of those left behind, from the author of the much-loved drama series The House of Eliot
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by Julian Stockwin
1261. Two men vow that the deadly knowledge of gunpowder must die with them, as the consequences are otherwise too fatal to contemplate.  
1290. After his quiet life is shattered by tragedy, blacksmith Jared begins a pilgrimage to the Promised Land. The adventure that follows sees Jared encounter men from distant Cathay who harbour the secret of huo yao, and so begins one man’s obsession with the powder of death and a king’s determination to change the very nature of warfare . . .
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by Rebecca Tope
A brand-new collection of twelve short stories, featuring the popular characters from Rebecca Tope’s Cotswold mystery novels.
A suspicious funeral, a fatal encounter at a garden centre of all places, and a country walk marred by the discovery of a hidden corpse, are just some of the perplexing situations with which Thea Osborne, her friends and a further cast of characters must contend. In this expanded view of the world of her popular books, Tope reminds us that death and crime will visit even the most idyllic country villages.

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Books of the Month giveaway closes 30th April 2017. UK only.
tulations to Lorraine Blencoe from Tamworth who won our last Books of the Month bundle. 

Congratulations also to our other giveaway winners:
Deirdre Hammond from County Down and Celia Salter from Hampshire who both won a set of Falling Creatures and Cornish snacks.

Happy reading everyone!
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