Here are some books that I've written myself,  or published for others. The covers are my designs too, unless noted otherwise .

Just a taste ...

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I have previously written under my married name, my maiden name, and a combination of both; I've also used a pseudonym.

But from now, I will be using my own name, including part of my middle name.

So I am now

Alana Beth Davies

although if you happen to do a search on Amazon, most of my books aren't under that name yet.

Clicking on the cover of a book will take you to the Amazon link.

(Information about the books is available on the desktop site but not on the mobile phone site)

Latest Publications

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Cover by Smooth Doodle

Kinky Playwright by
TG Hyde

An ordinary man struggling to become a writer begins to experience migraines. But these

migraines are of a rare and unusual kind. Severe and uncompromising in nature, they reveal

to him off-beat, yet compelling tales during states of altered consciousness. The stories and

scenarios are far too fantastic and infectious for his own imagination to conjure up alone.

Initially thought as a metaphysical gift, or a helping hand', the migraines take the man on a

journey towards success and acclaim. Only this journey is not as straight forward as it

seemed, and our unnamed narrator quickly encounters peculiar situations and unexpected

consequences that threaten to turn his whole life upside down

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Just a Little Drop ... 
by Alana Beth Davies

A poetry collection.
A little drop of memory, of love and loss and laughter. Recollections and reflections on a life well-lived, alongside excitement for a future to come

Novels

Watch this space!

Behind the Chicken Wire
by Lynn Roberts

It’s the dawn of a new millennium in the south Wales city, but for Detective Inspector Harry Hook, it’s business as usual. The constant battle against crime is relentless, and he seems to be on the losing side. Then everything changes. Is there a link between the sudden spate of violence, and the rumour of a new drug that threatens to overwhelm the community he tries so desperately to protect?

The setting is of its time: the music, the cars, the fashions, and sometimes the language. All these change, but the fight between good and evil does not.

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Short Stories & Poetry

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Dark or Bitter
by T G Hyde

In this collection, Glenn Hyde has put together six unconnected and seemingly disconnected stories. Be prepared for the unexpected, the surprising and the bewildering.

From dark and gloomy to humorous and quirky, one thing links them  – his unwavering awareness of the human condition in its many and varied forms. No judging, no moralising. Just observing, accepting. and sometimes imagining.

Short Stories, Shorter Verse
by Alana Davies-Jones

 

Many, indeed most, of the stories in this little booklet are based on my memories, and events I have experienced. However, they are works of fiction in that I have wrapped them up as stories, with beginnings, middles and ends, which real life rarely does.

(currently out of print)

 

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The Weird and Wonderful World of R W Prosser

A collection of stories and  rhymes, ranging from the quirky to a love poem.  Weird and Wonderful it certainly is!

Memoir

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My Lovely Arms
by Alana Davies-Jones

I have published these stories as 2 separate volumes of my little memory books, and they are both included in the compilation. I have variously published them under my maiden name of Jones, or the amalgam of my names, Davies-Jones.

In Volume 1, I write about my life up to the age of eleven in 1959 and back as far as 1918, when my grandparents married.

In Volume 2  I venture into the 1960s, with all the pitfalls and surprises that could bring. It was not my intention to shock, embarrass or otherwise bring unwanted attention to others, so I  may have left some details out.

 

If anyone is looking for inspiring prose, this is not for you. I haven’t tried to raise the literary level in these little books. It’s a quick march through 21 years of my life, listing events, recalling some tiny details that won’t mean anything to others, but which have stayed with me.

 

Learning Something Every Day
by D Huw Thomas

In his autobiography, Huw pays homage to people and places that have meant a great deal to him during his life. His memories are rich, and will resonate with his contemporaries, as he recalls the everyday events that we may have taken for granted, but have now passed into the history books. Local shops, TV programmes, radio and music, these are all things we can identify with, and he jolts our own memories with his. This is a true celebration of life, in prose and in poetry. Joy and sadness, laughter and loss, Huw doesn’t shy away from any of them.

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Non Fiction

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Mathematics for Engineers

by

Brian Davies

The primary purpose of this book is to aid those students studying engineering at level 4, with respect to the mathematics required. However the content is suitable for all students studying a range of courses or none, in that it covers a number of mathematical areas which often require revision and/or additional explanation, examples or solutions.

Children's Books

Carly, Molly and Me
by 
Alana Davies

 

The school holidays start with a disappointment, then get much better. But is Cyd going to lose her friends after all? Will a new face come between them?

This is a story about friendships, fallings-out and misunderstandings, and some of the feelings that go with them.

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Alana and the Kitten
by AE Davies

This is a story about a little girl who wakes one morning to find herself going on an adventure with a new friend.

But was she dreaming? What do you think?

Full colour, large print

(NB This is not a story about me - it was for a little girl with the same name!)

The Tale of Smiler
by R W Prosser

Spiders have 8 legs as we know - but Smiler manages to have fun, be happy, and get the better of cats and crows even though he only has 6. He is friendly and loveable and his story will make all spiders a little less scary!

Full colour, large print.

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Hello Harri
by Alana Davies

This is an Early Reading book with images that are familiar to Harri, and words to match them. Many words are repeated to allow recognition, and one of Harri's favourite questions is repeated too - 'What happened next?'

Special Editions

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Words to the Wise

Some words of wisdom, and some of humour., written for an 18th birthday.

Not to be taken too seriously in every case …

A WORD TO THE WISE -

A shortening of the phrase

' word to the wise is sufficient'

meaning that a wise or intelligent person can take a hint and does not need a long explanation.

A Baby Shower Book

A little book to replace an actual Baby Shower, not possible during lockdown.

'To show how much you’re loved,

To show how much we care,

We’ve put this book together

For Hannah & Gareth to share'

 

'What we did  …

We’ve all chipped in to this little book. Our contributions vary in length, as well as the number and quality of pictures, but we all wanted to do something to help celebrate your up-coming labour and birth, and let you know we’re thinking about you. It’s written as a series of messages to Hannah, although of course it’s for Gareth too.'

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