Saturday, 23 July 2016

Nebulous


Nebulous by Paul Anthony
A suspense thriller...

Ed Carter, an ageing career astronaut, is put out to pasture and dubbed a failure. Retiring to a quiet pub in rural Cumbria, he spends his time studying the stars in between pulling pints of beer for his thirsty locals. Envious of modern day space exploration, Ed can only watch from afar as his colleagues strive to reach further into the unknown. Then, unexpectedly, everything goes wrong and Earth is plunged into an alarming series of natural, and unnatural, disasters. Only Ed seems to know the answer to the problem the world is facing, but no-one is listening to yesterday’s man. Eventually, Sam, an astrophysicist, teams up with him and, together, they realise why the Earth is in danger. As the two race to save the world, a series of natural disasters shake mankind to its very core. In the final days of the planet, people still fall in and out of love, tears are shed, and hearts are broken. People are rescued to live again whilst others die in a sea of catastrophic despair. Personalities evolve, develop, and meet success and tragedy head on. This is a chilling tale of human misery, heroism, love, hate, jealousy, cowardice, ignorance, disaster and scientific discovery. You see, out there, lurking in Space, is a run-of-the-mill everyday danger threatening human survival. There are those born to lead, and those born to follow. It’s time for someone to step up to the plate as the suspense reaches a climax, but is it too late?

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Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Strike! Strike! Strike! - an autobiography


An autobiography from Paul Anthony
Published March, 2016

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From tea-maker to spy-catcher,
From errand boy to counter terrorist detective via Cumbria Constabulary, The Regional Crime Squad, The Special Branch, The Anti Terrorist Branch, the Royal Ulster Constabulary and the Security Service.... Prepare to laugh, prepare to cry.....

350 pages accounting for 33 years of policing in the United Kingdom. The story....... so far.....

Amazon Verified Reviews
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this latest book from a hugely talented author drawing on a vast array 
of experience of dealing with the full spectrum of personal and professional human strengths, 
weaknesses, victories, frustrations, success, disaster and all the emotions involved which
 comprise the sometimes straight forward but often complex life of a Police Officers service
 to the public.In particular I enjoyed the obvious dedication, humour, compassion and above
 all desire to get the job done no matter what the hurdles encountered along the way. 
WARNING make sure you have set enough time aside to read right through this book
 because once you pick it up you will only put it down when you come to the end.
One of those books that seem to stick to your hands because you can't put it down.
 As if you are there at his shoulder. a very varied and worthy career of a front line 
Bobby from boy to manhood.
Excellent book. What a great read. How things have changed.
What a page turner beware once you start reading it is difficult to stop ! 
Well written and researched just what we have come to expect from this talented author


 Great Autobiography 
Paul Anthony (a pen name) has written a remarkable autobiography of his lifetime 
of police activities in England. As he describes it, "A policeman's story, from tea-maker
 to spy catcher, from errand boy to counter-terrorist detective". Paul Anthony has written
 a brilliant, humorous at times, collection of short stories describing his journey up the 
ranks of policing in England. From a Cadet at the age of 16 through Traffic cop, and the
 Criminal Investigation Department, and The Regional Crime Squad, and eventually to
 Head of Special Branch, he describes the life, the camaraderie, the esprit, the pride, 
and the importance of the police to society.
Today some people in America have lost faith in the police. If people in America would
 read Paul Anthony's book, "Strike! Strike! Strike!", I know it would change some minds.
 I strongly recommend this book to all!



From the very start , this book rattles along, taking you on a journey that will keep you hooked 
until the end. Be prepared to go through all your emotions, as you are told of the many
true stories that happened to the author during his service in the Cumbria Police.
 "Now't ever happens in Cumbria?" Oh yes it does. 
From catching burglars, dealing with fatalities to espionage and terrorism, it has it all, 
oh I forgot, being chased by gorillas too. A great read.
and another...... 
Couldn't put it down, memories are made from this read, showed the thin blue line 
at its best from start to finish

Friday, 21 August 2015

Threat Level One



Threat Level One 
Crime Thriller
September, 2015
Published by Paul Anthony Associates

Synopsis
When Master Sergeant Jack Dooley uncovers a startling secret in the desert wastes of Iraq he unwittingly triggers an alarm that resonates throughout the western world. It doesn’t take long before Boyd and his elite Special Crime Unit find themselves handling the investigation. But who is the man from Tikrit the police and intelligence community are desperately searching for? Is he really an Islamic assassin with orders to take out the leaders of the western world? As the Cumbrian counter-terrorist detective chases down the enquiry he enlists the aid of multiple intelligence agencies only to uncover a right wing plot to take over the government. Boyd soon realises that the man from Tikrit is an unknown quantity– and he certainly isn’t the only threat that needs to be thwarted.
A race against time follows with Boyd and his colleagues arguing with the Home Secretary and officialdom when multiple threats from a variety of lethal sources are uncovered. Short of resources, short on patience, and short of time, Boyd casts an eye on the national threat level as it slowly rises from the peace and tranquillity of threat level five. Then, as the nation’s threat level hits ‘critical’, it becomes blatantly obvious that Boyd and his team must do all they can to protect the United Kingdom’s Royal Family. It’s only when Boyd meets aristocracy and enlists the help of a Knight of the Realm that he realises the country really is at Threat Level One and there’s a very highly placed traitor in the midst of it all.
Threat Level One – Based on the true story of the national threat level, the men and women who make it, and those who try to break it.

Reviews: Paul Anthony never lets the reader down. Unmissable and unputdownable, suspense until the very last page, ..... (Independent Review - Pauline Livingstone)

Reviews: Another fascinating read from Paul Anthony - full of intrigue and suspense.... (Meg Johnston)



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Another excellent read by Paul Anthony. A gripping, multifaceted tale of espionage and covert operations which come together in a fast pace finale. It was good to see how Boyd and his team have developed and good to meet new, strong characters. I literally couldn't put it down!
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Really good read,couldn't put it down until finished. Cumbrians will recognise most of the setting

Monday, 17 August 2015

Chiari Warriors for Medical Research


Chiari Warriors
An anthology from Paul Anthony Associates
Published September 2015


This blog is a story in itself - the story of fundraising for medical research into the condition known as 'Chiari Malformation' - a rare condition in the human body that requires neurosurgery - brain and cranial surgery following an MRI scan. This blog is part of a wider information package for fundraisers - as well as book readers and charity supporters - as we do our best to 'conquer chiari.'

Please read on and see how our fundraising is taking shape.


This is an anthology of short stories by 18 authors from across the globe - the UK, the USA, Canada, and Europe - The tales they tell are both non fiction and fiction. Many are based on real life experiences. Others are based on vision and a wondrous source of imagination that these very special authors bring to their readers. Some of the stories they tell will make you cry, others will make you laugh. But some of their writing will actually terrify you when you realise that some of the accounts they recall are actually true stories from real events in their lives. Indeed, there's something for everyone here: tales of love and war, of honour and disobedience, of hate and humour, of desire and desperation. They have produced a roller coaster of emotion on their journey to complete this anthology. It's a book to savour and enjoy, page by page. Above all, this anthology contains the true story of a young boy who suffers from Chiari Malformation - a condition for which there is currently no known cure. The work itemises the condition and the problems associated with this horrible human condition. Written by the self-styled Chiari Warriors, the book seeks to raise funds for health practitioners and research analysts. Accordingly, proceeds from the sale of this work will be donated to the Birmingham Children's Hospital Research Unit (a registered charity in the UK) in order to fund dedicated research into this life-threatening condition. The results of this research are shared across the globe between UK institutions, the Chiari Institute in New York, and elsewhere. If you do nothing else today, download this one to savour whilst doing something worthwhile for the children of the future.



The Clinical Research Unit at Birmingham Children's Hospital
Setting up our fundraising activities with
Mr Stuart Reynolds (CEO. BCH Charity and Mr Guirish Solanki, Neurosurgeon)

Some of our anthology authors from Cumbria presenting a
signed copy of 'Chiari Warriors' to Daniel following his second compression surgery
and long term subsequent recovery. Not a book signing event - a very successful fundraising
event in Carlisle - for Chiari research
One of over 50 prizes auctioned at our 
fundraising charity drive
A Harlequins Rugby Shirt
signed by all the team.

Ryan Dollard of ITV Border News compered
the charity fundraiser = he is running the auction in 
the above photo
At the above event, held at the Auctioneer, Carlisle, 
on 4th September, 2015, we raised the sum of £4,138.62.

NB: We are continuing to raise money from various fundraising activities. So far, we have donated over £10,000 to the Birmingham Children's Hospital, Chiari Research Wing.

Before you download this anthology for our charity drive, come and meet the authors
 You'll find all their books in the carousels to the right of your screen. Just click on a book cover to be taken to the amazon kindle store


Mike McNeff, America
Amy Metz, America
Wayne Zurl, America

C C Champagne
Canada

Carter Novels
America

  
Marion Tervitt, Scotland
Edward Lightfoot
England


Dave Miller
England
Joan Cook
Spain

Jean Reinhardt, Republic of Ireland

Sandy Kilpin Miller
England


Ray Gregory
England
Steve Sharpe ((with Ben)


Roger Price, England


Paul Anthony with Meg Johnston

 Come and meet some of our great supporters
Matt Shields
Harlequins Rugby Team
presenting his Wembley shirt to our Chiari Sufferer


Steve Borthwick - ex England Rugby Captain and now
Forwards Coach for Japan Rugby Team, with his team mates
sending a message from across the Atlantic
'FIGHT CHIARI'
(As an update, Steve went on to become forwards coach for the England rugby team)

What is Chiari?
Watch this - all you need to know about Chiari

Chiari Awareness Video




Check out the following Facebook group where more fundraising is taking place - JOIN

https://www.facebook.com/groups/chiariwarriorsfundraising/

and the JUST GIVING PAGE
https://www.justgiving.com/Vikki-Gordon2/



Sunday, 1 March 2015

The February Collection

Derwentwater by Gillian Easterbrook
Welcome to the February Collection - a bag full of images from a retired police officers' group who enjoy photography. The February competition was sponsored by Paul Anthony Associates and won by Gillian Easterbook with the above photograph of Derwentwater, near Keswick, Cumbria. But the competition was fierce as you can see from a remarkable collection of snaps below.
Old Packhorse Bridge,Carrbridge near Aviemore by Mike Crozier
The Commando Monument, Spean Bridge by Paul Brown

Lioness - Botswana by Jules McFee
Pillar from Ennerdale by Paul Turner

Full Moon by George Nevins

Carlisle Airport by Adam Clembo Cleminson

Bowness by Steve Sharpe
Sparrowhawk by Jules McFee

On Hadrian's Wall, near Lanercost by Mile Crozier
Honister by Ray Gregory

Cathedral Cave, Little Langdale by Christine Nelson

Ice on the car by Anita Owen

Icicles in the Pond by Anita Owen


The River Leven, Dumbarton

Skiddaw from Braithwaite by Andy Brown

Sparrowhawk by Steve Sharpe

Earnslie Bay, Walney Island by Sue Bowman

Orton Scar by Bob Pallas
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Sunset at Brampton by Paul Crabtree

Don't forget - Have you got these books yet? Coptales and Uncuffed? Proceeds towards our charity. And a new donation - Sunset, a collection of police poetry from the Sixties to the turn of the century.





Thursday, 26 February 2015

Scougal

SCOUGAL
The Votadini Crest of the Family Name

SCOUGAL
Published by Paul Anthony Associates
March, 2015
Genre: Non Fiction: History / Reference / Social History

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A Global book for a Global family….
This is a true story which traces the Scougal family of names to the land of their origin. From the beginning of recorded history this book visits ‘Scougal’ in South East Scotland during the Iron Age before identifying the real roots of the family name. Via Mynddog the Wealthy, the Votadini tribe, the Roman occupation, the Anglo Saxon Invasion, the Old North of ‘Hen Ogledd’, Bernica, the Angles, the Norman Conquest, Magna Carta, and the wars of Scottish Independence the work dissects the history of our people. 

SCOUGHALL

Warrior Headgear

To penetrate the Scougal heritage the Battles of Carham, Bannockburn and Flodden are examined. Along the way we examine the oldest Royal Charter in British history to find a Scottish King who ceded the lands of Scougal to our ancestors. Then, gradually, the book traces the migration of the Scougal family of names across the globe as the impact of Scougal in America, Alaska, Mexico, Canada, Australia, America, South Africa, and elsewhere is assessed. Finally, we raise individual Scougals from across the planet and visit timelines produced by the people who carry that name tag. From religious offices to military postings, and from land owners to Royal painters, this novel highlights those who carried the name and made history as well as those who shamed the name and regret it. We even touch upon the horros of ‘Hiroshima’. If you are interested in how the local fits into the global this is a history book for you as well as a book of true genealogy. If you are called ‘Scougal’ – it really is a ’Mustread’.
Brigante King

Edinburgh Castle

Extract:
You will not find the future in this book. You will only find the past. You are the future….
… No one person makes a name, a family, or a family of names. Such an entity is made from a million little pieces that are brought together over time to frame and develop ‘someone’.  We are merely pieces in the jigsaw of life but when we are counted, sorted, itemised and individualised we can – as you have seen - really make a difference to the life and times in which we live. We can contribute, aspire, inspire, and make the world a better place in which to live.
      



The Badlands
South Dakota, USA


Holy Island, Lindisfarne

I know what you're thinking. The Scougals are from Scotland.... Wrong, my friend... But close...
No, our roots lie in another land, and in another place.

'Haec Ornant'