Books wot we have wrote

The Success Stories Club has nurtured and encouraged many writers both amateur and professional.

Here is a sample of the books they have published…

Pirates Out Of TimePirates Out Of Time
by Sharon Richards

A plane crash onto an uncharted island leaves thirteen year old Robert and his family at the mercy of a pirate crew from the 18th century…

This roller-coaster of a tale for 11 year olds and over is available in paperback (£7.99) or e-book formats (£1.99).

Here’s what readers young and old say about the book:

‘A great story. A real page-turner that can be enjoyed by children or adults  of any age.’

A brilliant book.’

To order in paperback call 07854 227 805. Depending on your location, they can be posted out, delivered by hand or collected from the Success Stories Club on a club night. Alternatively, to order the kindle version click here.

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By the same author, ‘Lamsta the Language Detective.’

A series of books designed to introduce primary school children to foreign languages, in this story the intrepid language detective Lamsta and his friends get into scrapes and misunderstandings in France as they try to save the day back on their home island of Lingua Franca. Beautifully illustrated by Jenny Taylor-Manning.

To order call 07854 227 805.

Price £7.99.

Coming in 2016, ‘Deathly Inheritance’ by the same author.


By performance poet Pennant Roberts Pennant Roberts two booklets packed full of witty poems and stories:



To order call 0161 980 7317. The booklets can be posted or collected from the Success Stories Club.

pic for web (1)Colin Rowan’s passion for traditional tales from around the globe shows in the copyright-free tales he has put together in a beautiful series of books.


Here is a selection:

Old Peter’s Russian Tales – Arthur Ransome, 262 pages £7.50

The Mabinigion – Lady Charlotte Guest, 293 pages £7.50

The Talking Thrush and other stories from India 151 pages £5.00

The Scottish Fairy Book 244 pages £7.50

English Fairy Tales 160 pages £5.00

Indian Fairy Tales 249 pages (colour illustrations that were originally hand coloured) £9.00

Philippine Folk Tales 270 pages £7.50

Russian Fairy Tales 311 pages (one of my favourites!) £7.50

Wigwam Evenings – Sioux Folk Tales 125 pages £5.00

Stories The Iroquois Tell Their Children 144 pages £5.00

Pawnee Hero Stories 252 pages £7.50

Viking Tales 142 pages £5.00

A Treasury Of Eskimo Tales 138 pages £5.00

The Arabian Nights 261 pages £7.50

A Book Of Myths – Jean Lang 243 pages £7.50

Slav Tales 292 pages (another of my favourites!) £7.50

Japanese Fairy Tales 254 pages £7.50

The Cat And The Mouse – Persian Fairy Tales 100 pages £5.00

If you want to take a closer look at any of the titles – he doesn’t mind if you have a good browse! – just let him know before one of our story telling evenings (0161 839 0839 10am to 5pm) and he will bring them along.

Alternatively, you can visit him any weekday at MARC the printers, 28 Edge Street M4 1HN – best to phone first – 0161 839 0839 in case he is having a day off!



David Llewellyn 2After a long and largely unsuccessful career in, well, lots of things, David Llewellyn finally figured out he was pretty much the same as everyone else. Now he writes comic novels with hidden depths about ordinary people living through interesting times. From this accomplished author and all round good egg, two new titles: ‘Pottylicks’ and  ‘Jack Parr’.





Also available:

Club t-shirts with our club logo on the front and club details on the back.

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They are available in men’s or women’s sizes small, medium or large, with v-neck or round neck.


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Price £12.50. Call Sharon on 07854 227 805 to order yours.