Welshrats a ‘social care’ illuminating novel

Welshrats by Jim Bowen is thought-provoking, funny and sometimes shocking, it highlights life in the ‘social care world’, the complex challenges that face social workers in the battle to keep it real, the business jargon that mars policy making and the pre-austerity ‘jobs for life’ attitude of his colleagues.

Set in Swansea’s Catholic community in the mid-2000s, Welshrats by Jim Bowen is a highly topical, genre bending novel.

Fumbling from one challenge to the next, our protagonist goes though a dark period in his life, but with luck, hope, and a great deal of help from his friends, he survives and ultimately triumphs, proving true his dying mother’s adage: ‘God never gives us more than we can carry.’

Print ISBN: 978-0-9933567-0-4

Jim Bowen

Jim Bowen at a book signing at Bookends Bookshop in Cardigan, West Wales

Book Launch-Taf Valley Lives

Taf Valley LivesWe attended the launch of ‘ Taf Valley Lives‘ by well known Welsh historian Dr.Denley Owen.

The book is an account, with 200 photographs, of the life and times of working class families in a rural Welsh valley through the twentieth century. … where time stood still for longer.

The well attended event was held in Llanboidy Market Hall. This book containing over 200 B&W and colour rare and unique photos is now available for purchase direct, from bookstores or Amazon. Only £14.99 + £3 Post&Packing.

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Some pictures of the event are shown below.

Joy Ogeh-Hutfield, Motivating your Team

AJoy Ogeh-Hutfield must read for businesses and organisations of all types, ‘The Secrets to Motivating Your Team’ is a practical, empowering, no-nonsense guide that explores exactly why teams are often demotivated. The book delves deeper into the subsequent cost of demotivation and delivers a host of practical and easy to implement tools and techniques to get (and keep) your team highly motivated.

About Joy Ogeh-Hutfield

Trained by renowned international coach Anthony Robbins, it’s safe to say that Joy Ogeh-Hutfield, founder of Joy Transformation, has learned from the very best. But it is Joy’s own unique, positive and powerfully impactive coaching style that has seen her influence the scores of individuals and businesses that have called on her over the years, and produce outstanding results in the process.


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New publications from Cambria Books

We are pleased to announce the publication of two excellent new non-fiction books.

Lucky Strike‘ by Argentine writer Pablo Bohoslavsky about his terrible  experiences as a political dissident prisoner in the infamous Patagonian jail Rawson.

The Vengeful Queen‘ by Deryk Cundy explores the history and background to the battles between Queen Boudica of the Brythons and Julius Caesar’s Romans. In full colour with many maps and illustrations.

These books are distributed worldwide by Ingram and Bertram and are also available DIRECT from us (click on the image).

The Vengeful QueenLucky Strike