Worldwide Book Launch 9 August 2019



The Old Curiosity Bookshop 1st Book of Short Stories is now available worldwide on Amazon, Ingram and Barnes & Noble booklists.

We are celebrating with a party for all the contributing writers on Friday 9th August from 7pm. Many local writers sent in their short stories and fifteen were chosen to appear in the book which now has 25 incredible stories on a wide range of subjects – but all with that signature ‘twist in the tail’ ending. The writers are: (Alphabetically) John Constantinou, Ian Cook, Chris Davis, Sven Hallin, Jonathan Hill, June Hutchinson, Avril Macintyre, Christopher Mills, Scarlett Storer-Rowe, Mark Stretton, Angela Thody, Ricki Thomas, Christopher Vaughan-Jones, Tina Walford, and Stephanie Young,.

The Writers are a very mixed group of ages and professions and include; a teacher, a retired teacher, a business owner and entrepreneur, two University Lecturers; one retired and one current, a retired psychologist, a sales & marketing consultant, two engineers, a professional researcher, a guinness world record holder, a professional magician, a sound engineer, and a professional psychological crime author.

The stories have vast differences in location, characters, and outcomes. Here are a few teasers:

A study of characters and their social etiquettes in the days of the British Empire in Hong Kong.

An evocative chase, but who is the hunter?

Fantasy meets philosophy in a delightful story about a parent and child.

A Merchant of Venice style story about a widowed Restaurant owner choosing a new husband – with bitter consequences.

A Soldier finding ways to cope with the memories of Afghanistan, but you should never play Poker with an ex-soldier…

A fast-moving tale set in Eastern Europe about a man beaten up and found by a kind stranger.

A story of a TV drama Actor where one simple decision causes a life-changing consequence …

There is always a tale of good versus bad, of innocence and guilt, but is it possible to possess both at the same time?

A story of two families, with one family’s heaven being another family’s hell

A Christmas ghost story on a cold winters’ night…

A story of civilians caught in a military battle, and its effect on their family.

There are many more so, why not buy a copy in the Bookshop, or on Amazon and enjoy them for yourself? The 2nd book of Short Stories will be started in the late Autumn, so get your new stories ready to send in, or come and talk about publishing your own book or poetry at: Old Curiosity Bookshop, 115 Loughborough Road, Hathern, LE12 5HZ. Tel: 0773 773 8018, Email: Website:


Call in to the Bookshop Tuesday to Saturday from 8am to 7pm, message us on Facebook here

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The Old Curiosity Bookshop 1st Book of Short Stories

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