Estela, the troubadour, following the destiny of her beautiful voice, and Dragonetz, her passionate knight; divided by the times they love in and fighting to be together. Dragonetz is imprisoned in Damascus, his military prowess as valuable and dangerous to the balance of power as the priceless Torah he has to deliver to Jerusalem.
Can Estela get him out alive, despite Nur-ad-Din, the Muslim Atabeg; Melisende, the Queen of Jerusalem; and an avenger from the past?
Will she still want to, when she knows what they’ve done to him?
Historical thriller set in Narbonne just after the Second Crusade. 1150 in Provence, where love and marriage are as divided as Christian and Muslim. On the run from abuse, Estela's musical talent finds a patron in Alienor of Aquitaine and more than a music tutor in the finest troubadour of the age, Alienor's Commander of the Guard. Weary of war, Dragonetz los Pros uses Jewish money and Moorish expertise to build that most modern of inventions, a papermill,drawing the wrath of the Church down on his head. Their enemies gather, ready to light the political and religious powder-keg of medieval Narbonne.
One year is nothing; one year changes everything. Jump? Don't jump?
Volume 2 of the Llanelli saga. One year's job swap in another country - who wouldn't jump at it? Neil discovers the French 'education of the senses' in Alsace while his swap partner Anne tracks down a family secret in south Wales. Both of them find more than they bargained for and have tough choices to make.
Jamie's Mum is hooked on fortune-tellers and running into debt, so she and her friend Ryan decide to investigate the psychic world but instead of rescuing her mother, Jamie is drawn into a supernatural world herself, where a warrior princess is doomed to revisit a medieval battlefield until she finds what she's seeking. Will friendship be strong enough to bring Jamie back from the shadows?
The true scents of Provence - lavender, thyme and septic tank - in a village called Dieulefit, 'God Created it'.
A village that offers the best air in France. And the best Truffles. And is the third intellectual centre of France after Paris and Lyon. All of this is in official local documents so it must be true...
Everything you should know about cheese with full colour illustrations throughout... Dozens of recipes, with step by step instructions and colour photographs. Star of the book is the Picodon, a truly adventurous little cheese that even accompanied an Apollo Space mission.
The true WW2 story of 3 million bombs, a small island and a young Scottish soldier who didn't want to be there - and could only tell the truth to his diary. This is not a WW2 memoir; it is a riveting reconstruction from an eye-witness account written at the time in a secret diary... a diary too dangerous to show anyone, too precious to destroy.
The true story of a young Scottish soldier who spent 4.5 years in a POW camp during WW2.
Despite starvation, loneliness and the permanent threat of prison cruelty, Dave found the inner resources to keep going. He saw it as his duty to escape and he tried often enough, for long enough to explore France in unexpected ways, using his schoolboy French to good effect.
by Michel Hasbrouck
Best-selling dog book in the French language, translated by Jean Gill.
Enjoy life with your dog; tips from the dog-trainers' dog-trainer This book offers solutions to all the situations dog owners might have to deal with (new puppy's arrival, hygiene, feeding, punishment, the mad barker, the fugitive, the stinker.). Whatever the problem, there's an answer that works.
Everyone should think left-handed,
at least once. It started with Napoleon. Or rather it started when her best friend Ryan told 14 year old Jamie that Napoleon had been left-handed too and then
somehow they started finding out more. Outraged by their discovery of prejudice and persecutions, Jamie launched a day’s protest, her left
hand tied behind her back, while Ryan publicised their cause – and their new series of articles in the school magazine.
(Volume 1 of the Llanelli saga)
Jean Gill's first novel was one of twelve books featured in the 2001 Welsh Publishers' Summer Reading
New love, old dilemma - how much of a troubled
past should be revealed to a new lover? When does honesty become
indulgence? There is a fine line between openness and intimacy,
and always a danger that an ill-judged revelation will wreck everything.