Jacqueline Jeynes 

Author, Editor and Publisher

Dr Jacqueline Jeynes, non-fiction writer, author, editor

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                     Dr Jacqueline Jeynes

                 Author, Editor and Publisher 

      Non-fiction titles to inform and inspire

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          Want to hear reviews of live theatre and cinema, places to sample great food and wine (especially wine...), fascinating Holiday Destinations, and the best ways to travel? Find them here in the Reviews pages.

        Catch up with news on all my books and writing projects - of which there are many and some even finished!

Or find Tips on how to write non-fiction and ways to get your writing published.                       

See News and Current Projects

Find a Summary of the Books below.

Go to Titles Available pages for more details and links to buy

 Latest News

The 5th Newsletter "Writing Notes" was out in September 2021 so make sure you sign up to receive it direct to your inbox! Use the Contact Form and simply send the message "Newsletter".

Back copies are also available to view (free of course) on the links from Additional Resources page


New Publications and featured Guest Blogs

*  Had a great time presenting the Workshop at Swanwick Writers' Summer School (August 2021) on How to submit a Non-Fiction Proposal to a publisher - see PowerPoint in Additional Resources

* New revised version of "Before Hiroshima" just released and published by Chiselbury - see [email protected] and a free download excerpt here as a taster

* Latest version of "Managing Health & Safety in a Small Business" just sent off to New York publisher so due for publication early 2022

* Now working on next title for New York publisher "How a Global Pandemic changed the way we Travel" due to send off by November (so very busy!)

* excited to be featured for Women's Day at National Extension College (NEC) about how their "A" level English literature course saved my life in the 1970s - yes, really!

* The book "Wild Ride", including my contribution is due to be released any day now

 Still working on a cover design for the first Meander through Wales E-book. There will be 4 altogether so am starting with South West Wales


Enjoying working on the Editing Service for Authors and Students - more details on Editing Page 

Also see News and Current Projects page  


Current Book Titles

You can find more details about each book on the Titles Available pages, but here is a summary 

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POWs, WWII, Military History, Thai-Burma Railway

Before Hiroshima: Forgotten Prisoners of War in Japan, Burma and the Far East

A brief history of what was happening in the Far East during WWII, and stories from those who were taken prisoner by the Japanese as well as their families who were waiting for news of them. While the war in Europe ended in May 1945, it was still being fought in the Far East until Japan surrendered in August 1945. 

The men, women and children held prisoner were always considered the "Forgotten" prisoners of war. This is last version available as the original text for the 2nd Edition - just a few copies left then Out of Print.

Read a brief excerpt online here.

NOTE: There is a new version of the book titled "Before Hiroshima" published by Chiselbury Publishing: ISBN 978-1-908291-63-9 or Kindle version ISBN 978-1-908291-64-6 - see the review at [email protected] and order through Amazon UK.

Walking Wales: the Art Lover's Guide to Wye Valley Way

Follow Jacqueline as she and her aunt, Jenni, trek 136 miles over 15 days along the Wye Valley Way in Wales. Only briefly veering into England over the border, the path follows the River Wye from Chepstow in the south up to the source of the river at Plynlimon in Snowdonia. 

It is a mix of travelogue and memoir as we ventured along this fantastic River, two old ladies wandering around rural Wales!

Notes, photographs plus exceptional images of old paintings of places along the route, courtesy of the National Library of Wales.

See the book page for a slide show of places we visited. 

Peg Loom Weaving: All you need to know to get started

First published when we made Peg Looms and regularly exhibited at national Craft Fairs. It was the first of its kind to give detailed instructions on how to use a Peg Loom, tips on materials to use, plus lots of illustrations of practical projects to weave at home.

It assumes that you are not an expert, so goes from the basic principles of how to set it up and different materials you can use to ideas for your own piece of weaving - whether this is functional or just a beautiful piece of textile art. Ideal whatever your age.

To see a short excerpt from the book follow this link 

Felt ​Making: All you need to know to get started

This is a companion book to the Peg Loom Weaving title, set out in a similar way. It leads you through from the basic principles of how wet felting works and the process to make a final piece of felted fabric.

No special equipment is needed, just a worktop, some plastic sheet or bubble-wrap and hot soapy water. The power source is basically "your elbow"! From small pieces to making larger items such as jackets, it is a fascinating process whatever level of experience you have.

To see a short excerpt from the book follow this link 

10 Ps of Managing Risks Post-Brexit: 10 Basic Principles

The original title was published in 2002 by Butterworth Heinemann and is still available though print-on-demand.

This version is specifically aimed at small firms with little or no in-house expertise in managing risks, and is based on a Check List approach to act as a reminder of the things to look out for in your own business. The cover picture shows window cleaners abseiling down the front of the Blue Tower in Malta - presumably having done their own risk assessment!

4 Art Resource Books published by BLURB

This is a series of Art Resource books, photographs of interesting, unusual objects that will inspire you to sketch or paint them!

1. Inspiring Doors - an Art Resource Book. Lots of less-than-perfect doors with fascinating textures, peeling paint, odd shapes

2. Through a Window - an Art Resource Book. Distant scenes through windows or doors, inviting you to use your imagination

3. Reflections: A Distorted Reality - an Art Resource Book. Abstract patterns, colours and shapes reflected in glass or water

4. The Natural World - an Art Resource Book. Credited to my husband Leslie, detailed photographs of butterflies and plants

Why choose to follow Jacqueline?

art books, photography, photobooks

Informative Book Titles

Lots of informative books on anything from WWII prisoners of war, learning a craft or delving into Art Resource books, exploring the world, to planning a long-distance trek in Wales.

Business Books

Based on many years experience as a Management Training Consultant, writer and tutor, Jacqueline's books offer practical advice and guidance. Look out for books  on Health & Safety Risk Management and Marketing Strategies to Target the Mature Travel sector.

Ordering Books

All of the Books listed are available directly through the links here or from www.pencoedpublishing.co.uk 

or through book distributors Gardners Books for commercial orders (UK). 

Contact us for overseas orders

travel reviews, Finland, Northern Lights

Travel Reviews

Read regular reviews on exciting places to visit, sampling the local food and wine, enjoying a show, or developing your knowledge of the Arts. 

Have a great place you would like us to review? let me know.

Beautiful places around the world - part of my Travel Reviews

Niagara Falls, Canada

Finland, Lapland, Northern Lights, travel photography

Finnish Lapland

Wye Valley Way, Wales UK