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Books

Fiction

DesignedToDeceive100Designed to Deceive

by John Hallam Lott

1077, Dover Castle – William 1st, King of England and Duke of Normandy is captivated by the presence of a stranger in the Great Hall. This young man does not know himself why he has been summoned or by whom. Nor could he guess how his incredible talents will be employed in the ensuing weave of murder, deceit and betrayal.

Black ProjectBlack Project

by Steve Mansfield-Devine

In this darkly funny novel, a tabloid journalist and an engineer engaged on classified government black projects come into contact with a strange secret. It both realizes their dreams and confirms their nightmares. It’s a story of paranoia, weird conspiracies, an out of control government and people pushed to the edge of understanding.

Twisting TalesTwisting Tales

by Clare Le May

In Twisting Tales, Clare Le May gives us a collection of gems. Mixing fantasy and the everyday, these short stories are a deceptively light read that is no lightweight experience.

Lady CaineLady Caine

by Steve Mansfield-Devine

A strange cast of misfits is on the hunt for a missing pilot – for what he has or what he knows. Each member of this weird posse poses a threat to the others. But their greatest danger comes from their own egos, paranoia, incompetence and inability to cope. The result is an offbeat thriller about the hilarious fringes of international drug crime.

Poetry

Winter Beach

by John Hallam Lott

This collection of 26 poems ranges from the emotional, to the metaphysical and to those inspired by images and observation. It is designed to make you laugh, cry and think – but not all at the same time! Contains 15 illustrations. *** Available soon ***

Non-Fiction

MakeDoAndCook100Make Do & Cook

by Patricia Mansfield-Devine

Eat well while saving money. By understanding key foods and basic techniques, you can create excellent meals on the tightest budget. With tips on smart shopping, menu planning, essential ingredients and 100 simple and delicious recipes, this is the perfect guide for the cost-conscious cook, whether you’re making meals for one or an entire family.

Art & Photography

WideWorld100Wide World

by Doug Selway

For artist Doug Selway, sketchbooks have always been the rhyme and measure of his self-education. Wide World is a body of work that was six years in the making: leporello sketchbooks, drawings and paintings made between the London River in the UK and The Turnagain Arm near Anchorage in Alaska.

 

 

 

Exhibition: L’Esprit Insolite

22 July – 6 Aug, 2017 Casino de Bagnoles de l’Orne, Normandy, France Webvivant Press author Steve Mansfield-Devine is showing a selection of his landscape photography, alongside the work of 3D artist Sue Riley, in the beautiful Normandy spa town of Bagnoles de l’Orne. The images are being presented as …

A new look

We hope you like the new look for the WebVivant Press website. We’ve changed it to achieve a cleaner design, and one that works better on mobile devices. The spring clean also presages some new developments. We have a number of book titles in production, with the first scheduled to …

Twisting Tales

In Twisting Tales, unusual things happen: shoes talk, young and old take flight in unexpected ways, the ultimate disguise is possible, but the hunter becomes the hunted. And along the way we meet an eclectic mix of characters, including nursery rhyme figures, an agony uncle and the creator of a …

Black Project

Black Project is a darkly funny story of strange craft, weird conspiracies, an out of control government and people pushed to the very edge of understanding. In Steve Mansfield-Devine‘s second satirical thriller, Dick Kennedy is a reporter for a supermarket tabloid, the only journalist on the paper who takes his job …

Make Do & Cook

Learn the secrets of 10 important foods and how to cook healthy, delicious meals on the smallest budget Make Do & Cook by Patricia Mansfield-Devine embodies a new way of thinking about food – by showing how you can eat well while saving money. If you are on a budget, …

Lady Caine

A strange cast of misfits is on the hunt for a missing pilot – either for what he has or what he knows. The story in Lady Caine – the first satirical thriller from Steve Mansfield-Devine – is set in 1995, as the War on Drugs exerts its increasingly bizarre …

Wide World

For artist Doug Selway, sketchbooks have always been the rhyme and measure of his self-education. Wide World is a body of work that was six years in the making: leporello sketchbooks, drawings and paintings made between the London River in the UK and The Turnagain Arm near Anchorage in Alaska. On the way, …

Why print books are bad for authors

I love the feel of a real book in my hand, and for all that I think e-books are a wonderful innovation, and the basis for a genuine revolution in publishing, I can’t resist publishing WebVivant Press titles in print as well. But it’s not really for the benefit of our authors. …

Listening to books

Not everyone wants to read – at least not all the time. Sometimes, it’s better to listen. Audio books are hugely popular – just ask Audible.com (now part of Amazon). And they have some real advantages, even for people like myself who mostly prefer to read. I have a friend, …

E-book improvements favour professional publishers

Creating an e-book is easy. Creating a professional-looking, classy e-book that stands out from the crowd takes skill and effort. And as e-book formats improve and start to offer greater flexibility and complexity, you’re going to need advanced skills to really exploit their potential. Not that long ago, Apple introduced …