Fern House Books

Here are some books already published by Fern House.
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The New Life of Hannah Brooks (2013) by Rodney Dale.
The life of 19-year-old Hannah Brooks takes an unexpected turn when she has an accident and loses a leg.
Strip Roads and Sports Cars (2013) by Rod Wells.
Fascinating recollections of a motoring life in Southern Africa, against a background of impending political change.
Return from Nowhere (2012) by Claire Byrne.
A mother's struggle against the system.
From Bats to Beds to Books (2012) by Philomena Guillebaud.
The First Eastern General Hospital (Territorial Force) in Cambridge - and what came before and after it.
Teaching Language Learners (2011) by Dr Rosemary Westwell.
Using our knowledge of how language is acquired to teach swiftly and effectively.
The Part-Time War (2011) by Rod Wells.
Recollections of the terrorist war in Rhodesia
Out of a Learner’s Mouth (2010) by Rosemary Westwell.
The trials and tribulations of learning Spanish.
NB – Enquiries should be directed to rjwestwell@hotmail.com
The Secret World of Zoë Golding (2010) by Jane MacGowan .
Medical fiction for young adults and older.
From Ram Yard to Milton Hilton:
Cambridge Consultants – the early years
(2010) by Rodney Dale.
The story of Cambridge Consultants Ltd (CCL) from its foundation at 12A Ram Yard, Cambridge to its moving to a new building on the Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, the 'Milton Hilton' of the title.
Huntingdon County Gaol and House of Correction (2009) by Mary Eiloart.
A history of Huntingdon prison 1828 – 86, with notes on the penal system.
NB – Enquiries should be directed to maryeiloart@hotmail.co.uk
Cambridge Inscriptions Explained (2006) by Nancy Gregory.
The Latin inscriptions of Cambridge come to life in a voice both witty and scholarly.
Huntington's Disease – A Nursing Guide (2005, 2009) by Steve Smith.
An account helpful to carers of people with a range of degenerative neurological conditions.
NB – Enquiries should be directed to steve.smith@uea.ac.uk or info@hda.org.uk
If I were a Blackbird (2005) by David Wallis.
A unique glimpse of Old Stevenage 1940 – 55.
NB – Enquiries should be directed to WallisDI@Cardiff.ac.uk
The Birth of the Steam Locomotive (2002) by Christopher Stead .
A new history of this ever-fascinating subject.
The Parish Clerks and Parish Councillors of Haddenham (2002) edited by Rodney Dale.
NB — Enquiries should be directed to the Haddenham Parish Clerk.
Puss In Boots (2001) by Rodney Dale.
A new rendering of the old story in verse, written for National Poetry Day 2001.
Haddenham & Aldreth Past and Present (2000) compiled by Rodney Dale.
A collection of photographs old and new for the millennium.
The Cambridge Ghost Book (2000) by Robert Halliday and Alan Murdie.
A guide to the apparitions haunting the colleges, buildings and streets of Cambridge.
NB – Enquiries should be directed to roberthalliday2011@googlemail.com
Halcyon Days (1999) by Rodney Dale.
Recollections of post-war vintage motoring.
Etheldreda – Princess, Queen, Abbess and Saint (1999) by Norman Sneesby.
A biography of the Saint who founded Ely Cathedral.
Harriette Wilson – Lady of Pleasure (1999) by Valerie Grosvenor Myer.
The Queen of Tarts in the high-rolling days of the Regency aristocracy
With an introduction by Sue Limb
Over the Hill with a Magic Carpet (1999) by Joy Skinner.
As close as you will get to what Show Business for the working professional illusionist is really like!
With an introduction by Paul Daniels.
Love in the Lanes (1998) by George James.
A touching story of rural life in Norfolk.
Spearette (1998) by Rachel Millet.
A revealing memoir of the Hadfield–Spears Ambulance Unit 1940–1945.
The Butterfly House (1998) by Valerie Grosvenor Myer.
A fictional – but nevertheless important and moving – record of the events culminating in the TienAnMen Square Massacre on 4 June 1989. The author was teaching in Beijing, and managed to escape by the skin of her teeth.
About Time (1995) by Rodney Dale.
Fiction – time is the subject – time turned about, hence the Fern House colophon showing an hour-glass apparently flowing upwards.