Edited Short Story Collections

Mosaic

Alternative Renditions

A Suitcase Full of Stories

Spooked

Devils, Demons and Werewolves

Twelve Days

Going Places

Hipp-O-Dee-Doo-Dah

The Best of CaféLit 2011

Otherwhere and Elsewhen

So Much, So Young

Friends Forever


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Mosaic

Publisher: Bridge House

ISBN: 978-1-907335-07-5

This is the first Bridge House ‘unthemed’ short story collection and features the three winning stories from the first Bridge House Short Story Competition 2009 – winner Sandra Morgan, second place Sue Stern and third place Carol Croxton.

It is a wonderful lively collection by some of the newest talented writers. It would make a wonderful stocking filler for anyone that loves to read. This is a real bag of surprises like opening a box of chocolates. So come with us on this journey – laugh, cry and get carried away by this enchanting collection.

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Alternative Renditions

Publisher: Bridge House

ISBN: 978-0-955791-03-1

Have you ever wondered why the ugly sisters hated Cinderella so much? Or asked yourself what drove a young woman to treat her step-children so cruelly? Or pondered what a beautiful young woman living with a lot of vertically challenged bachelors may have looked like to a concerned neighbour?

Sometimes we also feel the need to know what happened after the “happily ever after” and indeed if the after was ever happy.

Alternative Renditions challenges your normal perception of some very well known stories and gets a little further behind the scenes.

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A Suitcase Full of Stories

Editor: Gill James

Publisher: Bridge House

ISBN: 978-0-955791-07-9

Holidays are for adventures and there are plenty of those in this book:

Mysteries ones

Ones where everyday life becomes an adventure

Those which take place in other times and other worlds

Those where magic comes to our own world

There’s a story for every day of your two-week holiday, including the day you set off and the day you come back.

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Spooked

Editor: Gill James

Publisher: Bridge House

ISBN: 978-0-955791-09-3

Why does the old lady make such a big deal about inviting young couples to dinner? Why is there a uniform up in the attic? Who is the strange girl in the film?

Then there’s the printer that goes mad, the delightful house in the countryside, and the fruit machines that behave oddly at the local bingo hall.

Half the time, even though you know you’re reading a collection of ghost stories, you won’t know who are the real people and who are the ghosts. The characters in our stories don’t either.

One thing is certain: if you dare to open the pages in this volume you&rquo;ll be spooked for sure.

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Devils, Demons and Werewolves

Publisher: Bridge House

ISBN: 978-1-907335-08-2

Devils, demons, werewolves and other creatures of the night don’t have to be scary. In fact, at times they can be downright funny. They have heir fair share of the type of problems we humans have – pesky monthly cycles, others out to get them, a lack of what they need and a surfeit of what they don’t want. They’re not immune to recessions either.

There are plenty of moments in this little collection that make you hold your breath, make you want to lock the door and turn the lights up and make you wish you hadn’t stayed home alone.

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Twelve Days

Editor: Gill James

Publisher: Bridge House

ISBN: 978-1-907335-02-0

Twelve Days is a collection of darker, longer stories which will give you something to think about. Elegantly crafted by some of Bridge House’s finest writers, these thought-provoking tales will occupy you during some of the darkest days after Yuletide festivities. These stories can of course be read at any time of the year but the collection is named after the twelve days of Christmas and provides one a day for this season.

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Going Places

Editor: Gill James

Publisher: Bridge House

ISBN: 978-1-907335-06-8

Journeys. We all make them. Often they take us to exotic places. Sometimes they take us even further. They might take us through time. Or they might take us into a new way of life. There are times, too, when we go all over the world and back again, only to find that home is, after all, where it’s all happening.

This book contains stories about many different types of journey. We hope you will enjoy travelling into it and finding a world that suits you.

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Hipp-O-Dee-Doo-Dah

Editor: Gill James

Publisher: Bridge House

ISBN: 978-1-907335-11-2

With a cover designed by Anthony Brown, a forword written by Michael Morpurgo and stories written by Blue Peter Award winners Alan Gibbons and Lauren St John, this collection of heart-warming stories is bound to please.

You’ll find all sorts of animals in this collection of stories – a hippo who longs for water, a chimp that proves to be tougher than a gorilla and a horse only two people can see.

There are some amazing people too – the young girl who looks after her mum, some young people who have magical powers they have to hide and a boy who finds a new way to remember his grandfather.

All of the stories are about how people are thoughtful with each other or with the animals in their care. And they’ll bring sunshine to a grey day.

£1 from the sale of each copy, plus a percentage of the author royalties, will be donated to Children’s Hospices UK.

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The Best of CaféLit 2011

Publisher: Chapeltown

ISBN: 978-0-956868-03-9 (paperbook) 978-0-956868-04-6 (Kindle)

Each story in this little volume is the right length and quality for enjoying as you sip the assigned drink in your favourite Creative Café. You need never feel alone again in a café. So what’s the mood today? Espresso? Earl Grey tea? Hot chocolate with marshmallows? You'll find most drinks in our drinks index.

If you're reading the café's copy and you have your Kindle or iPhone with you, why not download the Kindle version? Or browse the CaféLit web site for more examples of CaféLit stories?

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Otherwhere and Elsewhen

Publisher: Bridge House

ISBN: 978-1-907335-23-5 (paperbook) 978-1-907335-28-0 (Kindle)

Are we alone? Surely not. Do other realities exist? They must do mustn’t they? This can’t be it, can it?

If you weren’t convinced before, you certainly will be after you’ve read this collection of stories that take place in another time and another space, light years from here. Come read and discover what happened otherwhere and elsewhen.

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So Much, So Young

in conjunction with Year 8 students of Tile Hill Wood School and Language College

Publisher: Exposure Publishing

ISBN: 1-8468-5831-3

All of the poems, (some in other languages), short stories, articles and illustrations were created by students in Year 8 of Tile Hill Wood School and Language College. The students were also involved in editing, designing, illustrating and marketing the book. A whole democratic process took place in order to decide the theme of the anthology, what should be included and which charities we should support.

In the course of producing this anthology, the students learnt much about writing, publishing, democratic processes and business practices. Above all though, the anthology celebrates Childhood.

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Friends Forever

by Year 5 and Year 6 students of Wilbraham Primary School

Publisher: Bridge House

ISBN: 0-9557-9102-2

This anthology was produced by students in Years 5 and 6 of Wilbraham Primary School. The students were also involved in editing, designing, illustrating and marketing the book.

They have written haikus, opposite poems, acrostic poems and short stories in celebration of Childhood.

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