Summertime Reading

July 6, 2018

Summer is here and there is no better time to spend the day outside reading on lazy sunny days.  It will soon be the holiday season in the northern hemisphere so choose some books to take with you to while away idle relaxing moments.

It is a good time for authors and publishers to release books so that bookstores at airports, train stations and holiday resorts can stock up to help travellers make those last minute purchases.  Peatmore Press is no exception and has launched its fourth novel which is the first I have released under my own name.  It is a crime thriller and I am told by those who have had a chance to turn the pages that it is a good read.  But see for yourself and let me know how you feel about it.

Keith Jahans

Published on 2 July 2018
and can be bought by following the links at


Book Review – Saga of a Nauti Sailor: Or How Not to Voyage to the Caribbean

October 23, 2013

This is a remarkable story of adventure and hardship.  Bankrupt businessman Harry gives up domestic life in Britain, rebuilds an old sailing boat becomes Captain Harry and sails it first to France then across the Atlantic to the Caribbean.

On the way he battles against storms, lack of finance and meets many colourful characters many of whom are dysfunctional and sometimes downright dishonest.  How the courageous and resourceful Harry deals with these obstacles is intriguing and highly entertaining.  This is a most enjoyable and inspiring read even if like me you are a non sailor.

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The Saga of a Nauti Sailor is published by Bibliofile Publishers and is available  on Amazon in paperback or as a Kindle ebook  and is priced at  £12.99 or £2.16  respectively.

Keith Jahans
Editor, Peatmore Press.

Book Review – Punching Judy by David James

August 23, 2010

David James has painted a vivid picture of 1950s south London following the lives of Jude, a young woman raised by care homes and Harry, otherwise known as Ape, an aging ex boxing coach.  Jude has a talent for scrapping, a talent which might save her from a life of crime and spells in and out of prison.  Ape can help if she will let him, and if he can survive bouts of drinking and depression.

The story follows their struggle through the underclass of their time.  They could both help each other to survive, and maybe even prosper, but may not realize it.

The story is raw.  You can smell the drab dirty streets, pubs, boarding houses and the blood and sweat of the ring.  It tells of a world of women’s championship boxing, of fixed fights and a chance for the big time.  Judy, ‘The Slugger’, Smith and Apeman Harry O’Riordan are sympathetic characters and we are compelled to know what will happen to them as they move through backstreets inhabited by colourful and grotesque characters.

Keith Jahans
Editor, Peatmore press (

Punching Judy is published by Trafford Publishing:

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