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  • Alarming Stories II

    Tales of a security engineer

    by Philip Wilkinson

    series Alarming Stories
    During my period as a security engineer I witnessed many interesting situations. The following tales give a flavour of what it was like in the industry in the early 1980's.It also provides an insight into many rude, funny, and sometimes downright dangerous situations I encountered during the early years of career.The stories that follow were mainly witnessed by myself first-hand, a few were ... Read more


  • Alarming Stories I

    Tales of an apprentice intruder alarm engineer

    by Philip Wilkinson

    series Alarming Stories #1
    A series of short stories detailing the highs and lows of an apprentice in the late 1970’s.This autobiography provides an insight into many rude, funny, annoying, and sometimes downright dangerous situations I encountered during my formative teenage years. It also provides an understanding of early high security intruder alarm systems, which were surprisingly crude by modern standards.The tales of ... Read more


  • Royal Babylon

    The Alarming History of European Royalty

    by Karl Shaw

    An uproarious, eye-opening history of Europe's notorious royal houses that leaves no throne unturned and will make you glad you live in a democracy.Do you want to know which queen has the unique distinction of being the only known royal kleptomaniac? Or which empress kept her dirty underwear under lock and key? Or which czar, upon discovering his wife's infidelity, had her lover decapitated and ... Read more


  • Going Off Alarming

    The Autobiography: Vol 2

    by Danny Baker

    The dazzlingly funny second volume of Danny Baker's memoirs: the television years.Since my first book was published I have had countless friends and family members get in touch to say how come I hadn't included this story or that tale. Was I ashamed of being shot twice, once up the arse, in Jamaica Road? How long should a man live with such a secret? If by retrospectively dropping my trousers ... Read more


  • Asking for It

    The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture--and What We Can Do about It

    by Kate Harding

    In the era of #metoo, a clear-eyed, sharp look at rape culture, sexual assault, harassment and violence against women--and what we can do about it."A timely and brilliant book." (Jessica Valenti)Every seven minutes, someone in America commits a rape. And whether that's a football star, beloved celebrity, elected official, member of the clergy, or just an average Joe (or Joanna), there's probably a ... Read more


  • The Alarming Palsy of James Orr

    by Tom Lee

    James Orr - husband, father, reliable employee and all round model citizen - wakes one morning to find himself quite transformed.There's no way he can go into the office, and the doctors aren't able to help. Waiting for the affliction to pass, he wanders the idyllic estate where he lives, with its pretty woodland, uniform streets and perfectly manicured lawns. But there are cracks in the veneer. ... Read more


  • The Slightly Alarming Tale of the Whispering Wars

    by Jaclyn Moriarty and 1 more

    The fantastic followup to The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone.The town of Spindrift is frequented by pirates, Shadow Mages and charlatans. It's also home to the Orphanage School, where Finlay lives with Glim, Taya and Eli. Just outside town is the painfully posh Brathelthwaite Boarding School, home to Honey Bee, Hamish and Victor, Duke of Ainsley. When the two schools ... Read more


  • We've Been Sleeping Long Enough Part 1: Poetically Alarming The Black Conscience

    by Jerald Brown

    "We've Been Sleeping Long Enough Part 1: Poetically Alarming The Black Conscious" is a poetry book by Author Jerald Brown, speaking to the many issues that plague the Black community. From miseducation to police brutality, mental health to mass incarceration, this poetry book will highlight problems that have been upon African Americans for years and years. It is a poetically crafted publication ... Read more


  • Toxic Relationships: 7 Alarming Signs that you are in a Toxic Relationship

    by Morgan Lee

    There are 3 simple questions that determine whether you should read this book.Have you ever wanted to know why some people make you feel inferior? Have you ever had the slight suspicion of being manipulated by your family members, friends or even partner? Have you ever wondered if your relationships need a bit of "cleaning up" but don't know where to start?If you answered YES to any of those ... Read more


  • Sirens

    How to Pee Standing Up—An Alarming Memoir of Combat and Coming Back Home

    by Laura Naylor Colbert

    Bronze Medal Winner from the Military Writers Society of America!There’s a steep learning curve for every American soldier who deploys to the Middle East war zone. Much of that involves culture shock, and the excitement and confusion also applies to female soldiers. And when that female soldier is also a Military Police Officer, the curve gets bent way out of shape. Laura Colbert was heartland ... Read more


  • The Myths of Modern Medicine

    The Alarming Truth about American Health Care

    by John Leifer

    The American health care system is terminally ill. It is astonishingly expensive, remarkably variable in quality, and incapable of stemming the rising tide of chronic illness in our population. Yet, the majority of Americans believe it is the best system in the world and cling to the belief that, far from ailing, it delivers care superior to those of countries across the globe.The system has ... Read more


  • An Alarming Occurrence

    by Bo Widerberg

    Professor Eugen Lind had called a meeting with the world's press. "I have a bad, quite alarming item to tell you all," he started. "We have found a bacteria that is eating up the world's supply of crude oil. This is happening to every oil field throughout the entire world. So far, only the deposit north of Scotland, and the asphalt oil in Canada are the only two places not being eaten by the ... Read more