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MY BOOKS, THEIR BOOKS ...

Some of these books I have written, some I have edited & published for others.

You can find them all on Amazon, in print or as ebooks, or you can buy them directly from me 

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

(Information about the books is available on the desktop site,

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DAVID’S STORY - A taster

by

Alana Beth Davies

(available as an eBook for 99p)

This is a chapter from my book The Making of Annie May’.

It stands alone as a story in its own right, but if you want to know more about David, you can find it in the book.

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CLAIRE'S STORY - A taster

by

Alana Beth Davies

(available as an eBook for 99p)

This is a chapter from my book The Making of Annie May’.

It stands alone as a story in its own right, but if you want to know more about David, you can find it in the book.

A Circle of Sonnets

(and a great deal more)

A collection of poems written by members of the

Swansea & District Writers’ Circle

Contributing authors:

Mike Everley, Paula Montez, Alana Beth Davies and 12 others

Edited by Alana Beth Davies

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What do I know? ... about writing ...
by
Alana Beth Davies

A beginner's guide to writing fiction.

This is not an instruction manual. I don’t pretend to know it all, and I’m not claiming that this is all a writer needs to know. Far from it! But if you’re fairly new to writing, you may find it useful.

I share some useful tips I’ve had from others - use them or not, that’s up to you.

The Making of Annie-May
by
Alana Beth Davies

Available as Paperback, Hardcover and Kindle versions

It’s the 1980s in south Wales, with all its turbulence - unemployment, hardship, and a bitter miners’ strike 

       

This is a love story, a family saga, a social and political commentary on life in 20th century Wales, as seen through the eyes of one woman and her family, as we follow her journey from a pliable and naïve young girl to a confident and self-assured woman.

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The Making of Annie-May is also published in two parts: 

The Story of Annie May  - Books 1 and 2.

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Station to the Sea

This is my second collection of short stories. Once again, it’s a mix of humour and drama. Some of these stories are amended extracts from one or other of my novels, which I feel stand up well in their own right as short stories.

Many of my stories are set in Wales, some in Swansea. If you know the area, you may recognise places, but I hope you find something you enjoy wherever your home is.

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The Dance and other stories

If you’re expecting these stories to fall into a particular genre, then you’ll be disappointed. Unless there’s a genre called ‘eclectic’. They have been written over a few years; they may have improved over that time – you, reader, will be the judge of that! But the stories in this little volume are not presented in chronological order.

 

The tales are varied: in theme, in content, and in length. If you don’t like one, you may enjoy another!

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

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My Lovely Arms 
by Alana Jones AKA Alana Davies Jones AKA Alana Beth Davies

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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 which have stayed with me.

 

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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Kinky Playwright by
TG Hyde

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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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Below the Surface 
by T G Hyde

Below the Surface is T G Hyde's second collection of short stories. In this latest set of tales, we encounter themes of the uncanny, the unjust and the unexpected. Sometimes funny, sometimes frightening, but always engaging. He continues his themes of dark and humorous, sometimes with a discernible element of morality. From a rancid politician to a farcical party, through the mind and imagination of the writer, the reader will be taken on an unsettling ride.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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..

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Children's Books

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A Birthday Activity Book
by A E Davies

This is an activity book with lots of pictures to colour, questions to answer, and things to do.

Most of the pictures inside are from the adventure book that Alana Jenkins wrote (see her book below)

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

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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!)

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?'

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The Tale of Smiler the 6-legged Spider
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.

The Adventures of 3 Magical Friends
by
Alana Beth Jenkins (aged 6)

The 3 magical friends and their pets go on an adventure to save their little sisters. More adventures follow!

Alana loves to read, and she loves to have stories read to her. She also loves mermaids, fairies and princesses, so she decided to write a book about them.

This is an adventure story that she told to her grandmother, who wrote it down for her. Alana did most of the drawings herself, although she did trace a few, and had a bit of help with some.

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Special Editions

Words to the Wise

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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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I have previously written under my married name of Alana Davies, my maiden name of Alana Jones, and a combination of both as Alana Davies-Jones;

I've also used the pseudonym Elizabeth Hardie-Jones.

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

Alana Beth Davies

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

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