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‘Movements Muffins’ are a new type of shorter digital book. They are aimed at readers on the move and are designed to tempt you to want to know more. ‘Muffins’ are mainly non-fiction. They will be published and available via the major digital retailers, e.g. Apple i-books, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Nook & Smashwords plus others as they come on stream.

Provided you have downloaded the appropriate reader software, you should be able to access your ‘Muffins’ on a wide range of devices, so why not settle down with a coffee and a ‘Muffin’ and widen your horizons. Thank you for joining us, and becoming part of the solution to the challenges of living well, each and every day.

‘Inspired Lives,' is a new series of 'Muffins' that highlight the lives and achievements of those amongst us who live with daily challenges and encourage a positive outlook to living the best life possible in a wide range of circumstances, whether in robust health, or living with a chronic or acute condition.

Even The Crazy Man Wept - Reflections following the War in Cambodia - Kindle

Even The Crazy Man Wept - Reflections following the War in Cambodia - Kindle

This book challenges the reader to see, in response to the genocide in Cambodia and its aftermath, compassion, sadness, love and righteous anger expressed by a remarkable man who shared his life with the poor during this time. The events and names in this book are real. For over 30 years Bob, a Jesuit Brother, has committed his life to living among the poor of Cambodia. He has been with them during their plight as refugees in camps on the Thai - Cambodian border. He has lived and 'walked' with them on the fearful return into their war-ravaged homeland. He has seen and experienced 'first-hand' the effect the war - and 'peace'- has had on them. He is with them now. Bob wrote down these experiences. He wrote down his inner soul-searching response to the inhumanity of war and its consequences to individual lives.

This book is a compilation of Bob's writings. They are unique. They are personal. They are deeply challenging. Many are an uncensored cry from the heart; anguish from a spiritual man seeking to challenge the evil of war and bring love and peace to mankind. Finally, in respect to Bob it needs to be stated that this book is not about him! That would be the last thing he would want or agree to. Instead the book is about situations in the world that should not be tolerated. It is hoped these personal tales and reflections can inspire the reader, whoever you may be, to be a peacemaker. We cannot be 'Bob' but we can learn from his selfless service of love to others.

Recommendation: I strongly recommend this deeply thought provoking book with its powerful and poignant collection of true stories from 'the life of Bob', a Jesuit brother who literally, 'walked the walk' and 'talked the talk' with victims of the war in Cambodia. It is also an intensely personal reflection of this man who has committed his life to stay with these survivors of the notorious Cambodian genocide during their return to their war-ravaged and mine-infested homeland and to serve them as they languished in the so-called safety of refugee camps. He is among them still. Through his eyes the reader is compelled to see the evils of that war, the pain and indignity suffered by those compelled to exist as refugees and the urgent need for peace and reconciliation. Baroness Caroline Cox

(Baroness Caroline Cox has been Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords, and is founder of the humanitarian agency HART (Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust). She is respected as a tireless campaigner for social justice and for helping in troubled and ‘forgotten’ parts of the world.)

ISBN 978 1 898650 51 5Price £0.99

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Even The Crazy Man Wept - paperback edition

Even The Crazy Man Wept - paperback edition

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ISBN 978 1 898650 53 9Price £3.99

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A Patchwork of Poems by Catherine M Wheeler - Kindle

A Patchwork of Poems by Catherine M Wheeler  - Kindle

This short book is essentially a reflection, through poetry and prose, of the experience of life through the eyes and words of a talented poet and tireless worker for the benefit of others. It culminates with a consideration of when it is time to say goodbye to friends and loved ones following a final stay in hospital after surgery, clinical treatment and convalescence have all run their course. It is essentially a message of hope and encouragement, especially for the benefit of loved ones, friends and colleagues. Some of the opinions expressed, or information and ideas contained within this book may not match your own, especially any experience of a stay in hospital, surgery or clinical care, however they are all born out of the highs and lows of experience of daily life in a variety of settings, including facing an operation, time spent during chemotherapy care and beyond. The short diary of a trip to Cernavoda, Romania with Children in Distress, is a reflection of how things felt at the time and the love and care that was delivered to the children there by a great many people. All profits generated from sales of this book will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.

ISBN 978 1 898650 56 0Price £3.49

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A Patchwork of Poems by Catherine M Wheeler - Smashwords (for Kobo, i-books & Nook)

A Patchwork of Poems by Catherine M Wheeler  - Smashwords (for Kobo, i-books & Nook)

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ISBN 978 1 898650 58 4Price £3.00

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Never Give Up - Life with IBD - Kindle

Never Give Up - Life with IBD - Kindle

Have you ever wondered what life is like with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). It is one of the last taboo's and most patients suffer in silence. Never Give Up is the author's frank diary of life with IBD plus several rounds of surgery and convalescence. It also looks at the least expected aspects of life with a chronic illness, especially when you are trying to carry on as normal. It all makes for a sobering, but ultimately encouraging read.

ISBN 978 1 898650 4Price £2.23

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Never Give Up - Life with IBD - Kobo

Never Give Up - Life with IBD - Kobo

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ISBN 978 1 898650 7Price £1.99

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Never Give Up - Life with IBD - Nook

Never Give Up - Life with IBD - Nook

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ISBN 978 1 898650 7Price £1.99

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Fly Without a Shadow by Dr Edwin Pugh - Kindle Edition

Fly Without a Shadow by Dr Edwin Pugh - Kindle Edition

This is a collection of meditations about some of life's fundamental philosophical questions: Why am I here? Why me? What is my purpose? What is my value? What is death? How should I love? It is not a book about religion. I hope it will be of interest to those both with and without a faith but who philosophically question the purpose of life. My hope is that these words will speak to you, the reader, to bring some peace and purpose in your life. I hope they will help you see there is an existential reality beyond the reality you know and that you have a place and purpose in both - in love.

978 1 898650 49 2Price £3.78

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Fly Without a Shadow by Dr Edwin Pugh - Paperback edition

Fly Without a Shadow by Dr Edwin Pugh - Paperback edition

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978 1 898650 89 8Price £7.58

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Fly Without a Shadow by Dr Edwin Pugh - Kobo & iBooks edition

Fly Without a Shadow by Dr Edwin Pugh - Kobo & iBooks edition

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978 1 898650 88 1Price £3.78

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Fly Without a Shadow by Dr Edwin Pugh - Hardback Edition

Fly Without a Shadow by Dr Edwin Pugh - Hardback Edition

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ISBN 978 1 898650Price £16.03

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