Author Archives: Great Big Jar

About Great Big Jar

Life is like a box of chocolates - well, it would be but I ate them all! I am a writer of children's stories and rhymes. I am currently testing the waters with two new stories for 8+ and 11+ readers - a new exciting genre to sink my teeth into. Drop by and say hello www.greatbigjar.com.

Book 29: The Light Between Oceans by M.L.Steadman

The Light Between Oceans is a post WW1 novel, featuring Tom Sherbourne, a recently returned war hero who takes up a position as lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock. He marries Isabel and they live in an ideal life on the … Continue reading

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Book 28: His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet

A brutal triple murder in a remote community in the Scottish Highlands leads to the arrest of a young man by the name of Roderick Macrae. A memoir written by the accused makes it clear that he is guilty, but … Continue reading

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Book 27: First Lady by Sonia Purnell

Without Churchill’s inspiring leadership Britain could not have survived its darkest hour and repelled the Nazi menace. Without his wife Clementine, however, he might never have become Prime Minister. By his own admission, the Second World War would have been … Continue reading

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Book 26: All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

All The Light We Cannot See is a tale of two teenagers on the opposite sides of war and how events eventually bring them together to help them save each other and to touch each other’s lives in unexpected ways. … Continue reading

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Book 25: What Have I Done? by Amanda Prowse

Desperation comes out in many forms. This book explores the only way out for one woman after years of psychological and physical abuse from a loathsome husband. As mother to his children the thoughts of leaving were never far away … Continue reading

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Book 24: The Trouble With Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon

When a woman unexpectedly disappears, the whole street is in shock. ¬†Curtains are twitching, washing lines are overwhelmed with gossip and men waft their hankies in the 1976 heatwave without anything to say on the matter. Two girls respond by … Continue reading

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Book 23: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Living a simple and yet rewarding life, Ove spends his days concocting a plan to join his recently deceased wife in heaven. His neighbours on the other hand, have other ideas for him and before he is aware, he is … Continue reading

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